Pro Roundup: Sox fall; B’s-Wings tonight

  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt sits on the wall after he couldn't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt sits on the wall after he couldn't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • A Boston Red Sox jersey with a Boston Strong patch is seen on Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    A Boston Red Sox jersey with a Boston Strong patch is seen on Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • A Boston Red Sox jersey with a Boston Strong patch is seen on Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    A Boston Red Sox jersey with a Boston Strong patch is seen on Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile hugs former Red Sox player Kevin Millar after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile hugs former Red Sox player Kevin Millar after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile hugs former Red Sox player Kevin Millar after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile hugs former Red Sox player Kevin Millar after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz delivers against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz delivers against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones crosses the plate with a run, scoring on a double by Steve Clevenger during the third inning of a baseball game as Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross waits for the throw at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones crosses the plate with a run, scoring on a double by Steve Clevenger during the third inning of a baseball game as Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross waits for the throw at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones crosses the plate with a run, scoring on a double by Steve Clevenger during the third inning of a baseball game as Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross waits for the throw at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones crosses the plate with a run, scoring on a double by Steve Clevenger during the third inning of a baseball game as Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross waits for the throw at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt can't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt can't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt can't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt can't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt sits on the wall after he couldn't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt sits on the wall after he couldn't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt sits on the wall after he couldn't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • A Boston Red Sox jersey with a Boston Strong patch is seen on Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • A Boston Red Sox jersey with a Boston Strong patch is seen on Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile hugs former Red Sox player Kevin Millar after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile hugs former Red Sox player Kevin Millar after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz delivers against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones crosses the plate with a run, scoring on a double by Steve Clevenger during the third inning of a baseball game as Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross waits for the throw at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones crosses the plate with a run, scoring on a double by Steve Clevenger during the third inning of a baseball game as Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross waits for the throw at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt can't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt can't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt sits on the wall after he couldn't get to a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox had plenty of chances to make a special day even more memorable.

They almost succeeded.

Boston scored one run in each of the last three innings — stranding runners in scoring position in all of them — in a 7-6 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in Monday’s traditional Patriots’ Day morning game at Fenway Park in Boston.

Not bad, though, considering the Red Sox trailed 6-0 after three innings.

Boston beat Tampa Bay 3-2 in last year’s Patriots’ Day game. About 40 minutes after the final out, two bombs went off near the marathon finish line a little over a mile from Fenway Park, killing three spectators.

This year, Monday’s game began at 11:09 a.m., 12 hours, 28 minutes after Boston’s 6-5 win ended Sunday night.

Boston’s Mike Napoli called Monday “a special day.”

“Of course, you want to go out there and win,” he said.

That seemed unlikely when Baltimore scored six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning. The Red Sox, who overcame a 5-0 deficit Sunday, started to come back again.

Boston loaded the bases with one out in the ninth on a single by Brock Holt, a double by Dustin Pedroia and an intentional walk to David Ortiz. One run scored on Napoli’s groundout to second before Tommy Hunter escaped with his fifth save.

Wei-Yin Chen (3-1) and five relievers pitched well enough for Baltimore to gain a split of the four-game series.

Baltimore started the third with consecutive singles by Steve Lombardozzi, David Lough, Nick Markakis, Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis that produced three runs. Adam Jones drove in another on a forceout at second base before a run-scoring double by Steve Clevenger and an RBI single by Jonathan Schoop made it 6-0 and knocked out Buchholz (0-2).

Boston cut the lead in half with three runs in the fifth on RBI doubles by Jackie Bradley Jr. and Pedroia and a sacrifice fly by Holt.

In the seventh, Boston made it 6-4 on David Ross’ first homer and then had a chance to go ahead after Holt singled and Pedroia walked. But Ortiz hit an inning-ending groundout.

Ryan Flaherty’s RBI single in the eighth made it 7-4 before Napoli’s solo homer in the bottom half. Singles by Xander Bogaerts and Daniel Nava put runners at first and second with one out, but pinch-hitter Jonathan Herrera struck out as the runners took off and Bogaerts was tagged between second and third.

NHL Playoffs

Wings, B’s resume tonight

The Detroit Red Wings have figured out what they need to do to beat the Boston Bruins.

Detroit used its skill to win Game 1 against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Bruins.

Boston evened its first-round series against the eighth-seeded Red Wings by beating them up physically. The Red Wings want to flip the script in Game 3 tonight when the series shifts to Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith said emotions got the best of him when he stood skate to skate and face to chest with Boston’s 6-foot-9 defenseman, Zdeno Chara, during Sunday’s game. Smith said the Red Wings have to play their fast-paced game and avoid trying to get physical with the bigger, bruising Bruins.

Here are a few things to watch when the series resumes in Detroit:

Play pool or fight?: Detroit does not want to play Boston’s game. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock explained why in quite a unique way on Monday, when he was asked what his message was to Smith about challenging Chara. “You walk into the bar and there’s this beautiful young gal standing next to this 6-foot-5 monster, who you know makes his living fighting for a living and you’re the best pool player in the bar,” Babcock said. “Are you going to play pool or are you going to fight?”

Loui, Loui!: Bruins forward Loui Eriksson failed to play up to high expectations during the regular season after Boston traded Tyler Seguin — a young, rising star — to the Dallas Stars for him last summer. Eriksson had 10 goals and 37 points in 61 games, a far cry from the 70-plus seasons in each of the three years before the lockout-shortened season, at least in part because of a concussion that kept him out of the lineup. In the playoffs, Eriksson has been healthy and productive. The Swede assisted on the first goal of Sunday’s 4-1 win and is one of just six players on his team with a positive plus-minus rating through two games against Detroit. “Loui has just been good for us ever since he got over those injuries,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said.

Isn’t that special?: Boston evened the best-of-seven series because it took advantage of power plays, and didn’t let Detroit score with an extra skater. The Bruins scored on two of four power plays and held Detroit to 0 for 4 when it had a man advantage in Game 2.

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