The Boston Red Sox battered the Orioles on Friday night in a historic beatdown in Baltimore, finishing with a 19-12 score at Camden Yards.
Friday marked the most runs the Red Sox scored against the Orioles franchise since they moved to Baltimore in 1954. It’s also the most that Boston has scored in any road game since April 12, 1994, when the Red Sox crushed the Kansas City Royals 22-11.
The game included J.D. Martinez becoming the first player to cross the 100-RBI mark, knocking in two of the Red Sox’ 19 runs to hit 101 RBIs on the season. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts led the way with four runs batted in, going 1-for-4 with his 17th home run of the season. He also drew a bases-loaded walk.
Baltimore scored its share of runs as well, lighting up Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi for eight runs in the first four innings of the game. Eovaldi came hurtling back to Earth after two dominant outings in a Red Sox uniform, lasting just 2 2/3 innings on Friday. Only four of the eight runs he allowed were earned, however; his ERA with Boston still jumped from 0.00 to 2.04 after the rough night.
The Orioles held an 8-5 lead through five frames, but the Red Sox came roaring back with a whopping 14 runs in innings 6-8. Amid the offensive barrage from both teams, the win went to Red Sox lefty Drew Pomeranz, who made his first relief appearance of the season after being moved to the bullpen.
Andrew Benintendi and Brock Holt also homered for the Red Sox in the slugfest. Only pinch hitter Steve Pearce, and catchers Dan Butler and Sandy Leon, didn’t drive in a run for Boston.
Up Next: Saturday marks a double-header for the Red Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards, starting with David Price (11-6 3.93 ERA) vs. Jimmy Yacabonis (0-0, 7.15 ERA) in the 1 p.m. game.
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