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The Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 in the day game of a day/night doubleheader Saturday afternoon. With the victory, Boston advances to 83-35 and Baltimore falls to 35-82 on the season. David Price was the starter for the Sox while Jimmy Yacabonis did the same for the O’s. The game was played at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
After an absolute slugfest in last night’s game, the Red Sox pitching silenced the Orioles bats. David Price led the charge, as he logged six innings of no earned run baseball. In addition, he struck out 10 Baltimore hitters and walked none. Tyler Thornburg, Ryan Brasier and Matt Barnes all threw a respective scoreless inning. All told, Red Sox pitchers struck out 14 batters and walked zero in game one. Remarkable.
On the offensive side, the Red Sox were carried by three homeruns, two of which came off the bat of Jackie Bradley Jr. His first blast came in the 5th, shortly after Eduardo Nunez‘s two-run shot. JBJ pulled the ball 419 feet at 100.5 mph to make it a 3-0 Sox lead. In the top 9th, he decided to do it again with a mammoth homer to dead center. This one was clocked 103.1 mph and its distance was 421 feet. For the year, the defensively-gifted outfielder has seen his OPS rise to .691.
The Boston Red Sox will take on the Baltimore Orioles in game two at 7:05 p.m. eastern time. Boston still has yet to announce who will be starting but it seems that Hector Velazquez will do the honors. If not, it should be the recently called up William Cuevas. Whoever it is, they will be tasked with squaring off against the Orioles’ Yefry Ramirez.