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BSJ Game Report: Orioles 9, Red Sox 4 – Three things we learned

The losses continue to pile up for the Red Sox down the stretch, with a 9-4 setback to the lowly Baltimore Orioles. Here are three things we learned:

1. Cora ready for the unknown

Alex Cora is unsure of who his next boss will be, with the team about to embark on a search for a new GM. And he knows that whoever is in charge, he'll have less money to spend than Dave Dombrowski did the last few seasons. But no matter what, Cora is eager for the offseason and whatever it brings as the team takes the first steps toward turning around this year's disappointing record. "We’ve been talking a lot the last few weeks,” Cora said. “I had a pretty good idea what was going on, even before this year. It’s nothing that surprises me. Regardless of the plan, the main goal is to win the World Series,” Cora said. “I don’t see that changing. There are a few things that are going to change in the upcoming days, weeks or a month. We have to adjust to it. At the end, on the field with the players, they understand what we have to do to be competitive next year. That’s my job.” As for the identity of his new boss, Cora will adapt. "Whatever decision is made in the offseason, I’ll understand,” Cora said. “In the end, I know we’re going to try to win the World Series. That’s the most important thing.”

2. Chacin reverting back to bad habits

The first few times the Red Sox used Jhoulys Chacin as a starting pitcher, he delivered