David Price tossed one of his strongest outings of the year as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 5-0 in game one of their day-night doubleheader at Camden Yards Saturday.
The lefty struck out 10 hitters, a season-high, as part of six shutout innings of five-hit baseball.
Price (12-6) had excellent command of all of pitches, particularly his cut fastball and changeup. Of the 27 changeups thrown by Price, 22 went for strikes. He threw 94 pitches in total, 68 for strikes.
Price did not walk a batter.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two solo home runs, one in the fifth and one in the ninth, to bring his season total up to 11.
Bradley’s OPS has risen to .691 from .502 seven weeks ago.
Eduardo Nunez opened the scoring in the fifth with a two-run homer, his seventh of the season.
Xander Bogaerts doubled in the sixth, stole third, and scored on a throwing error by Baltimore catcher Austin Wynns.
Bogaerts scored twice and went 3-for-4.
Baltimore starter Jimmy Yacabonis (0-1) held a Red Sox offense that scored 19 runs on Friday in check for the first four innings before running into trouble in the fifth. The righty lasted 4 2/3 innings, giving up three runs on five hits, including both home runs.
Up Next: The Sox and Orioles will play game two of the doubleheader at 7:05 Saturday. Hector Velazquez is scheduled to start for Boston. Baltimore will counter with righty Yefry Ramirez.