Starter Wade Miley was shelled for seven runs before he could the get out of the third inning and the Baltimore Orioles romped from there.
Here are Sean McAdam's talking points from the Red Sox 18-7 loss to the Orioles.
3yClay Buchholz hasn't pitched like the Sox need him to so far this season. He says that once he fixes a few things he'll be fine.
3yKevin Youkilis announces on WAAF that he and Julie Brady, the sister of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, were married last Thursday in a quiet ceremony attended by members of their immediate families.
3yJon Lester has trouble finding his rhythm and labors on Friday night. Still, he finds the lessons to be taken from the experience and moves on.
3yAndrew Miller not only felt pain-free in his return from elbow stiffness, he said he had the best stuff he's had in years.
3yDaniel Bard takes the hill for his second start, as the Red Sox take on the Rays.
3yJohn Henry says there was a misunderstanding in negotiating Theo Epstein's compensation to the Red Sox.
3yFor the first time in 10 years, a player addressed the team after the owners. David Ortiz clearly has taken on the mantle of leadership.