Look at what Marco Scutaro did now

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It’s Scutaro overload night on HBT.

Check out the outstanding flip to start a double play in the bottom of the sixth and help Boston hold on to a 3-2 lead Wednesday against the Orioles.

Dustin Pedroia’s effort is also worthy of note.  The Red Sox got out with their lead intact even though Jon Lester walked three batters in the inning.

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Unfortunately, it looks like this will be our last Marco moment for a bit.  The Red Sox and Orioles have gone to a rain delay before the bottom of the seventh.  It’s decent timing for Boston, since Lester was coming out anyway.  It’s 3-2 Boston, with the Red Sox needing nine more outs.

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

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Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.

Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.

Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.

Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”