DAN SHAUGHNESSY Red Sox were lacking championship intangibles ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jim Davis Red Sox starting center fiedler Grady Sizemore hasn't seen an Opening Day roster in a few years. Here he gets loose before batting practice. Jim Davis Will Middlebrooks has some new bats, one of which he is pictured as he removes the protective plastic covering from in the dugout before batting practice. Jim Davis An early arriving Red Sox fan posed for a television photographer in the stands during batting practice. Jim Davis Rookie outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. (left) has been recalled from the minor leagues and was on the Opening Day roster. He is pictured as he comes into the dugout with teammate Brandon Workman (right) before batting practice. Jim Davis DH David Ortiz (left) and manager John Farrell (right) were in a festive mood as they high fived each other in the dugout before the game. Jim Davis Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz (center) is all smiles as he and some teammates watch the support staff get introduced before the player introductions. Jim Davis DH David Ortiz heads for the field during player introductions. Jim Davis Green grass and bright blue skies were the scene during the pregame ceremonies. Jim Davis Former NESN sideline reporter Jenny Dell came down near the dugout before the game to say hello to her replacement Gary Striewski (left), and they high fived as Dell left. Jim Davis Dustin Pedroia avoids the slide of Matt Wieters as he tries to turn a double play in the second inning. Nelson Cruz scored the game’s first run on the play. Jim Davis Grady Sizemore watches the flight of his 4th inning leadoff homerun that tied the score at 1-1. Jim Davis Sizemore (left) was all smiles as he is greeted by teammate A.J. Pierzynski (right) following his 4th inning leadoff homerun that tied the score at 1-1. Jim Davis NESN color commentator Jerry Remy was at work in the booth behind home plate. Jim Davis Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester tries to stay loose in the dugout between innings. Jim Davis Orioles pitcher Evan Meek made a nice play in the 8th inning, as he throws out the Red Sox Mike Carp (not pictured) at first base from his back. Jim Davis Lester looked stunned as Nelson Cruz (23, backround) rounded first base following his seventh inning solo home run that broke a 1-1 tie and provided the eventual margin of victory. Jim Davis Lester turned away as Nelson Cruz got a hand from third base coach Bobby Dickerson (11) following his seventh inning solo home run. Jim Davis Cruz (23) was greeted by his teammates, including Adam Jones (10), following his seventh inning solo home run. Jim Davis Red Sox catcher A.J. Piersyzski (left) and Lester (right) chatted briefly in the dugout following the end of the seventh inning. Jim Davis Jackie Bradley Jr. was hopping mad after being called out on strikes to end the game, stranding the potential tying run on second base.