Orioles infielder Kevin Millar handed his former squad a crushing loss last night, blasting a three-run homer in the 10th inning that lifted Baltimore over the Red Sox, 6-3. Millar's dinger gave the Birds their first series sweep of Boston in two seasons and dropped the Sox to four games ahead of the Yankees in the AL East.
Baltimore bested three of the league's best pitchers during the three-game stretch, cracking aces Daisuke Matsuzaka, Josh Beckett, and Curt Schilling. Newly acquired All-Star closer Eric Gagne also faltered, surrendering a game-tying homer to Miguel Tejada in the eighth. The Orioles start a six-game road trip with a visit to the Bronx today.