The last three games the Baltimore Orioles had played against the Boston Red Sox had resulted in losses for Baltimore, which included them being outscored 25-6 in those games. In tonight’s second of a three game series the Orioles hoped to bounce back from a 12-2 beating in game one which they did by winning 6-3. Baltimore improves to 5-3 on their current road trip and 5-3 in Fenway Park this season.
Orioles starter Dylan Bundy looked to earn his first career win against the Red Sox and redeem himself tonight from his previous start in which he gave up five runs in three and two-thirds innings. He would do so as he pitched five and one-third of an inning giving up three runs on six hits, with four walks and four strikeouts. Bundy is now 2-1 in his last four starts and improves his record to 9-5 this season. Baltimore used the long ball tonight as shortstop J.J. Hardy got things started in the second by blasting a three-run homer over the Green Monster, Hardy also walked twice. Left fielder Nolan Reimold would hit a two-run homer in that same inning and went 2-for-3 and second baseman Jonathan Schoop went 3-for-5 with a homer in the ninth. Zach Britton earned his 42nd consecutive save getting the last four outs for the Orioles.
In his six of his previous seven starts Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz had only given up two or less runs. Tonight his luck would plummet down south as he would earn the loss only lasting two plus innings giving up five runs on four hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. Pomeranz (10-12, 2-5 as a Red Sox) still has not won since August 20th (0-3 in last four starts). Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-4 extending his home hitting streak to 19 games which is the second longest active streak in the Majors; he would also extend his home on-base streak to 33 straight games which is the longest active streak in the American League. Pedroia, along with catcher Ryan Hanigan, also added an RBI bases-loaded walk which were back-to-back in the second inning. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts hit his first homer against the Orioles this season and third baseman Travis Shaw went 3-for-4 with a double and a single.
The season series between these two teams becomes even at 7-7. The rubber match will be Wednesday night 7:00 PM/ET. Starting pitchers will be: Kevin Gausman (BAL 3.61 ERA) vs. Rick Porcello (BOS 20-3 3.21 ERA).
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Written by Brendan Keelan
Former High School and College athlete (football, Wesley College).