Giants - 000 000 000 - 0 5 1 Red Sox - 001 300 00x - 4 4 0Brock Holt's solo home run put the Red Sox on the board and David Ortiz's three-run bomb extended that lead.
Rick Porcello (6.1-4-0-2-3, 108) had men on base in each of his first five innings, but allowed only one Giants runner to get to second. That came in the first inning when the first two batters singled. Porcello then struck out the next three: Brandon Belt, Buster Posey, and Brandon Crawford.
Porcello allowed a leadoff single to Jarrett Parker in the second, but Parker was doubled off first when Conor Gillaspie flied to Jackie Bradley in center, 8-4-3.
Jake Peavy (6-3-4-1-6, 96) retired the first eight Boston hitters, but Holt - on "Pet Brock" giveaway night at Fenway - lined a home run to right-center. In the next inning, Dustin Pedroia walked and Xander Bogaerts singled to left. Ortiz then crushed Peavy's first pitch 442 feet to right-center (that distance according to NESN, 452 feet according to ESPN) to give the Red Sox a four-run lead.
Koji Uehara retired the first batter in the ninth and threw ball one to Posey, but had to leave the game with a possible shoulder or chest injury. Tommy Layne finished the game.
The Orioles lost to the Yankees 7-1, so Boston is now only 0.5 GB.
The Red Sox have 72 games remaining in the season - 40 road games (including two trips to the west coast), 32 home games - and only five days off.