Boston Red Sox

BALTIMORE – The Red Sox and Orioles spent the majority of their series dodging the rain.

There was no avoiding it Wednesday night at Camden Yards.

The Red Sox took a 5-0 lead early before the skies opened up in the second inning, sending the contest into a two-plus hour rain delay before it was eventually postponed.

Mookie Betts hit a three-run homer in the second while Andrew Benintendi and J.D. Martinez went back-to-back with home runs in the first.

But that will all be washed away. Since the game had only reached the second inning and was called due to rain, it will be replayed in its entirety at a later date, to be announced.

The Red Sox return to Baltimore for a series August 10-12 and have an off-day August 13 before traveling to Philadelphia.

The Sox begin a 10-game homestand Thursday as the Minnesota Twins come to town. Brian Johnson (1-3, 3.81 ERA) will take the ball against righty Kyle Gibson (4-7, 3.57 ERA)