Chris Sale dominated in his return from the disabled list as the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, completing a four-game sweep at Camden Yards.
Sale struck out 12 Orioles in just five innings, throwing only 68 pitches in the abbreviated outing off his brief stint on the DL. He allowed just one baserunner, a single by third baseman Renato Nunez in the third inning.
Steve Pearce got the Red Sox rolling early with a solo homer off Orioles starter Alex Cobb. Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. also drove in runs for the Red Sox.
Closer Craig Kimbrel once again couldn’t complete a 1-2-3 inning, allowing a hit and a walk in the ninth inning. But he did again strike out the side and did not allow a run as he earned his 35th save of the season.
Up Next: The Red Sox get a day off on Monday before getting back to work on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Rick Porcello (14-5, 4.17 ERA) takes on Nick Pivetta (7-9, 4.51 ERA) in the series opener.
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