Win or lose, Bobby Valentine rarely is at a loss for words.

But what was there to say after this?

Turns out, not much.

After tossing a 92-pitch gem that would've lasted into the ninth inning if not for a mild hamstring cramp, Josh Beckett bolted Fenway Park last night as though he was late for a tee time. And after the Red Sox offense fell nearly silent in a 2-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, his manager couldn't muster his usual pithy witticisms.