Red Sox technically sweep the Orioles with a 3-1 victory
Boston Red Sox win another game against the Baltimore Orioles
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The Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on a chilly Sunday afternoon. With the win, Boston propels to 13-2 on the season while Baltimore falls to 5-11. Chris Sale was the starter for Sox and Dylan Bundy did the same for O’s. The game was played at Fenway Park in Boston.
Despite the dreary conditions, Chris Sale pitched well, throwing 5 innings of only 1-earned run ball. He punched out 8 batters and walked 2.
The Orioles took an early lead in the first off a Manny Machado double to left field, scoring Trey Mancini from first base. J.D. Martinez struggled to get to the ball and subsequently missed the cutoff man. If he had gotten to it sooner, he may have been able to prevent the run from scoring.
Boston’s bat remained relatively quiet until the 5th inning, when an Andrew Benintendi triple to right field knotted the game 1-1. In the next inning, the Sox put two more on the board, in part because of a Tzu-Wei Lin ground-rule double.
The game remained 3-1 the rest of the game, as Craig Kimbrel closed the contest, notching the save.
The Boston Red Sox’ Monday afternoon Patriots Day game has been cancelled due to weather conditions. The game will be played on May 17th instead.
The Sox will head to Los Angeles to play the Angels on Tuesday at 10:07 p.m. eastern time. David Price will be the pitcher for Boston and Shohei Othani (the man, the myth, the legend) will take the hill for the Angels. It will be the first of a three-game series between the teams.