Boston Red Sox

David Price dominated the Orioles for nine innings on Thursday night, narrowly missing a shutout in a complete-game effort for the Red Sox in a 6-2 win at Fenway Park.

Price pitched just the 15th complete game in all of major league baseball in 2018, shutting down the Orioles for two runs on five hits in nine innings. He struck out eight and walked none, needing just 95 pitches to get through the game.

Manny Machado blasted a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning for the only blemish on the evening for the visibly frustrated Price. But the lefty still easily earned his fourth win of the season in his first nine-inning complete game since June 6, 2015 when he pitched for the Detroit Tigers.

On offense, Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez led the way for the Red Sox. Bogaerts launched a three-run home run in the fifth inning off Orioles starter Kevin Gausman, a colossal shot off the Fenway light tower. The shortstop is 3-for-8 with two homers and six RBIs in the last two games.

Martinez, meanwhile, continued his recent torrid streak. He hit yet another home run, his 13th of the season to move into a tie for second place in the American League. He’s batting .355 with eight longballs, 16 RBIs, and a 1.202 OPS in 17 games in May.

Up Next: The Red Sox and Orioles get back at it on Friday, as the Sox look to win their third straight. Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 5.47 ERA) will take on Alex Cob (0-5, 7.06 ERA).

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