Smith, Machado HRs get Orioles started in 3-2 win over Bosox
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 9:28
- Wade Miley allowed one run over seven innings, Mark Trumbo hit the first of four home runs off Eduardo Rodriguez, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Thursday night. After belatedly launching his 2017 season with an uneven outing against the White Sox on Monday, Price looked every bit like a five-time All-Star against Baltimore.
Price allowed one run on three hits in seven-plus innings.
At 40-16, the Astros have the best record in the majors and their best start in franchise history.
Boston Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi entered Sunday batting.196 with a.282 on-base percentage and.290 slugging percentage in his previous 29 games dating back to May 1.
Adams' one-out homer off Blake Wood (0-4) saved the Braves after they blew a lead for the second day in a row.
The Red Sox are 9-3 in their last 12 Sunday games, and 5-0 in Sale's last five starts with four days' rest.
"He was outstanding", Boston manager John Farrell said. David Ortiz's replacement Mitch Moreland is now on pace to hit 18 home runs this season which would leave him four short of last seasons 22 home runs he hit.
It's a good thing, too, because the 2016 AL Cy Young Award victor got a whole lot sharper as the game wore on. He had told the press that his fall was just caused by his foot landing strangely while tossing warm up pitches.
Red Sox: LHP Brian Johnson left his Triple A start on Saturday night with a cramp in his right hamstring.
In his third season with the Red Sox, Rodriguez has gone 4-2 with a 3.54 ERA in 11 appearances, including 10 starts.
Red Sox: After a day off, Boston sends Drew Pomeranz (5-3, 4.24 ERA) to the mound in the opener of a three-game series at Yankees Stadium on Tuesday. Jackie Bradley Jr. launched a three-run homer in the ninth inning on Thursday for his third shot in six games, a span during which he has collected 10 RBIs. He left with a 4-3 lead but picked a no-decision.
Orioles: Hit hard by Houston on Sunday in his first start with Baltimore, Alec Asher (1-3, 3.77 ERA) gets a second chance to prove he's worthy of replacing struggling Ubaldo Jimenez in the rotation.
Miami has won four straight, its longest winning streak since last July, heading into a four-game series against visiting Arizona. Bogaerts hit a run-producing grounder and scored on a double by Ramirez. It's never all that unlikely on any given day, them being them, but on a day where Chris Sale, who has struck out 110 batters in 78 innings, is pitching for the Red Sox, it's even less unlikely.