April 11, 2016

G6: Orioles 9, Red Sox 7

Orioles - 005 001 003 - 9  9  2
Red Sox - 300 201 001 - 7 11  0
Chris Davis crushed a three-run, ninth-inning homer off closer Craig Kimbrel, who had put two other Orioles on base via walks. The win was Baltimore's sixth in a row, a new team record to start a season.

Boston jumped out in front in the opening inning, helped out by singles from the first four batters in the lineup. The Orioles came back with a five-spot off David Price (5-5-5-2-8, 103), highlighted by a three-run dong from Mark Trumbo. Jackie Bradley's double and a force from Mookie Betts (3-for-5) tied the game at 5-5 in the fourth.

Down by three and facing Zach Britton in the bottom of the ninth, Betts homered to left. Dustin Pedroia singled to left and a wild pitch moved him to second. Xander Bogaerts walked, bringing David Ortiz to the plate as the potential winning run. Big Papi took a couple of hacks, but grounded into a 4-6-3 double play. Manager John Farrell challenged the relay throw to first, but the out call was upheld. Pedroia was at third base as Hanley Ramirez stepped in as the potential tying run. Hopes were still high, but Britton struck out Ramirez swinging to end the game.
Yovani Gallardo / David Price
Betts, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, 1B
Shaw, 3B
Holt, LF
Swihart, C
Bradley, CF
The Orioles are 5-0, which ties Baltimore's franchise record for best start to a season. The 1970 club also won their first five games.

1 comment:

Jere said...

I'm still sick over this game.