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Red Sox: Lead down to 1.5 games

Even the little quirks of baseball are going against the Red Sox these days.

Boston lost this afternoon’s doubleheader opener against the Orioles in part because a fifth-inning liner by David Ortiz was ruled foul. Replays seemed to show the ball hit the right-field wall in fair territory.

It would have resulted in a run-scoring double — negating Baltimore’s 6-5 margin of victory.

Instead, like everything else for Boston, it went wrong.

“That’s the breaks of the game,” said Dustin?Pedroia, who would have scored on the hit. “We’ve played a hundred-something games. We’re not going to say the season’s over because an umpire missed a call.”

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