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BOSTON -- The Baltimore Orioles patiently came back from three different deficits then took their first lead when it mattered most.
Five Baltimore relievers combined to shut out the Red Sox once the bullpen took over for starter Wei-Yin Chen, who was pulled after reaching 100 pitches in just five innings.
"Everybody's contributing," said Reynolds, who hit his first homer of the season in the third. "It's just fun to play behind these guys. They throw strikes and keep us in games. That's all you can ask for."
The Orioles overcame three errors and a passed ball in the first two innings to win for the ninth time in 11 games.
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Troy Patton (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings and Johnson picked up his eighth save.
Baltimore's five relievers allowed a total of three hits.
"As a defense that's all you ask for. It's a pitching staff that's going to go after the hitters and let us work," center fielder Adam Jones said. "The starting pitching has been outstanding. The bullpen, if there's a word better than outstanding, that's what they've been."
Franklin Morales (0-1) allowed two hits in 2-3 of an inning in Boston's eighth loss in its last nine home games.
"Everyone wants to play well at home, but we haven't. We've got to figure out how to do that," said Dustin Pedroia, who was 2 for 5 and scored a run for Boston. "We just couldn't find a way to score a run there when we needed to. It's tough."
Matt Wieters hit a one-out single off Morales in the top of the 13th and Wilson Betemit walked before Davis singled to right. Boston manager Bobby Valentine then brought in reliever Scott Atchison, who allowed Reynolds' sac fly to center.
Adrian Gonzalez had three hits for the Red Sox, who took three different leads but couldn't hang on to any of them.
The Red Sox had a chance to pull ahead in the bottom of the eighth when David Ortiz led off with a walk, but he got caught going too far on a line drive by Cody Ross. Shortstop J.J. Hardy made a diving grab then from his knees threw a strike to first in time to double up Ortiz.
"That's first and second with no outs. I would say that was a very big play in the game," Boston manager Bobby Valentine said. "That looked like it was by him when he caught it, David was kind of holding up."
Boston's Jon Lester lasted only slightly longer than Chen, going six innings before Vicente Padilla started the seventh with the Red Sox holding a 4-3 lead. That ended quickly when Baltimore loaded the bases with nobody out. Hardy grounded into a double play, allowing Reynolds to score -- snapping a streak of 11 straight scoreless innings by Boston relievers over the last three games.
Will Middlebrooks, playing in just his second major league game, hustled for a double to lead off the fifth and scored on Pedroia's single for a 4-3 Boston lead.
"I just think everybody knows when it's their turn," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. "So far we're going to be able to pass the load around, and when it's their time to contribute, it bodes well for their health and the rest factor."
The Orioles had three errors before the second inning was over, then a passed ball by catcher Ronny Paulino allowed Ross to score and put Boston up 1-0.
Reynolds snapped an 0-for-13 skid with a leadoff homer over the Green Monster in the third to tie it 1-all, then Boston took the lead right back with a pair of runs in the third.
|Baltimore's Matt Wieters slides at home plate to score a run in the 13th off a single by Chris Davis. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Robert Andino, 2B||4||0||1||0||1||0||0||.337|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||6||0||1||0||0||2||2||.194|
|Nick Markakis, RF||6||0||0||0||0||2||4||.245|
|Adam Jones, CF||5||1||0||0||1||1||1||.301|
|Matt Wieters, DH||6||2||2||1||0||1||0||.305|
|Wilson Betemit, LF||3||1||1||1||3||1||0||.246|
|Chris Davis, 1B||6||0||2||1||0||0||3||.318|
|Mark Reynolds, 3B||4||2||2||2||1||1||1||.157|
|Ronny Paulino, C||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.310|
|a- Endy Chavez, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.128|
|Luis Exposito, C||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|a-hit a bunt single for Paulino in the 12th|
|2B - Mark Reynolds (5, Padilla)|
|3B - Matt Wieters (1, Lester)|
|HR - Mark Reynolds (1, Lester)|
|SF - Mark Reynolds (1)|
|SH - Robert Andino (1)|
|RBI - Matt Wieters (18), Wilson Betemit (12), Chris Davis (14), Mark Reynolds 2 (5)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Hardy-Davis|
|PB - Ronny Paulino (1)|
|E - Robert Andino (3, Throwing), Nick Markakis (1, Throwing), Mark Reynolds (4, Throwing)|
|Troy Patton (W,1-0)||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||3.75|
|Jim Johnson (S,8)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|HBP - Pedroia (by Luis Ayala)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Wei-Yin Chen 100-61, Matt Lindstrom 11-7, Pedro Strop 34-21, Luis Ayala 26-15, Troy Patton 28-22, Jim Johnson 13-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wei-Yin Chen 7-5, Matt Lindstrom 2-0, Pedro Strop 1-4, Luis Ayala 4-2, Troy Patton 3-3, Jim Johnson 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Wei-Yin Chen 24, Matt Lindstrom 3, Pedro Strop 7, Luis Ayala 9, Troy Patton 7, Jim Johnson 3|
|Boston Red Sox|
|Mike Aviles, SS||5||0||0||0||1||0||2||.267|
|Will Middlebrooks, 3B||6||1||1||0||0||1||3||.333|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||6||1||3||0||0||0||1||.265|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||5||1||2||1||0||0||2||.299|
|David Ortiz, DH||5||0||0||1||1||1||4||.371|
|Cody Ross, RF-CF||4||1||1||1||1||1||1||.267|
|Darnell McDonald, LF||5||0||0||0||1||1||2||.178|
|Marlon Byrd, CF||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.169|
|a- Ryan Sweeney, PH-RF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.360|
|Kelly Shoppach, C||2||0||0||0||1||2||2||.242|
|b- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, PH-C||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.237|
|a-singled for Byrd in the 9th|
|b-popped out for Shoppach in the 11th|
|2B - Will Middlebrooks (2, Chen), Dustin Pedroia (8, Chen)|
|3B - Cody Ross (1, Chen)|
|SF - Cody Ross (2)|
|SH - Kelly Shoppach (1)|
|RBI - Dustin Pedroia (9), David Ortiz (22), Cody Ross (19)|
|CS - Mike Aviles (2, 2nd base by Chen/Paulino)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Pedroia-Aviles-Gonzalez, Pedroia-Aviles-Gonzalez|
|Boston Red Sox|
|Vicente Padilla (BS,1)||0.2||1||1||1||1||0||0||8.38|
|Franklin Morales (L,0-1)||0.2||2||2||2||1||0||0||6.00|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jon Lester 99-60, Vicente Padilla 15-9, Rich Hill 4-2, Matt Albers 27-17, Alfredo Aceves 38-29, Franklin Morales 24-14, Scott Atchison 3-3|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Lester 10-5, Vicente Padilla 2-0, Matt Albers 3-3, Alfredo Aceves 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Jon Lester 25, Vicente Padilla 4, Rich Hill 1, Matt Albers 7, Alfredo Aceves 10, Franklin Morales 5, Scott Atchison 2|
|Attendance - 37223|
|Game Time - 4:37|
|Temperature - 53|
|Umpires - Home - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Jim Joyce|