Bobby Ojeda of the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles, 4-1, tonight with the help of Dwight Evans, who drove in two runs, Tony Armas, who hit a long homer, and his father, who merely showed up.
"My dad came here to straighten me out and it was good to have him here," Ojeda said after stopping the Orioles on three hits.
"I don't believe it, but he did it," Orioles Manager Earl Weaver said. "Ojeda pitched some game in this ball park."
"It was a superlative performance," Red Sox Manager John McNamara said. "There's no other word for it, just superlative. He made it look easy."
"He had a good fast ball and we kept going to it," his catcher, Rich Gedman said. "That made his other pitches, including a good changeup, that much better."
Boston third baseman Wade Boggs had an RBI single and a walk in four at bats as his American League-leading average dropped a point to .367.
Ojeda retired the first 13 batters before Floyd Rayford doubled to the 420-foot mark in right-center. After Gary Roenicke struck out, Mike Young hit a 3-2 pitch into shallow center for an RBI single.
Ojeda (7-9), who has won only three of 14 starts since mid-June, struck out eight and walked none. He faced only 30 batters.
After wasting Evans' double and Buckner's single off Dennis Martinez in the first inning, the Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the second.