BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox got five runs in the first inning, another strong outing from the resurgent Bartolo Colon and one more win in friendly Fenway Park.
They even got a three-run homer from an ailing Jason Varitek.
Boston beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-3, on Wednesday night, the 150th victory of Colon's career and another sign of how big a bargain the 2005 Cy Young winner has been.
"I don't really think about the wins," Colon, who signed a minor league contract in spring training, said through a translator. "Every start I do, I'm starting to feel a little better."
Colon (4-1) got his last win of 2007 on June 14. On Wednesday, he allowed one run and struck out seven in six innings under a contract worth $1.2 million plus bonuses.