Orioles tag Boston bullpen, finish skid with 5-Four victory



Baltimore Orioles' Renato Nunez, left, is tagged out at home by Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, center, as starting pitcher Martin Perez (54) looks on during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. Nunez tried to score from second base on a hit by Pat Valaika. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Baltimore Orioles’ Renato Nunez, left, is tagged out at dwelling by Boston Pink Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, middle, as beginning pitcher Martin Perez (54) appears to be like on in the course of the fourth inning of a baseball sport, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. Nunez tried to attain from second base on successful by Pat Valaika. (AP Photograph/Julio Cortez)

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BALTIMORE – Boston’s first sport with its revamped bullpen coincided with its preliminary foray into an extra-inning sport with baseball’s new guidelines.

It didn’t go nicely.

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Pedro Severino singled within the successful run within the 10th inning to punctuate a poor efficiency by Boston’s relievers, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Pink Sox 5-Four Saturday evening to snap a six-game dropping streak.

Boston appeared poised to safe its fourth straight victory after starter Martin Pérez gave up 5 hits over seven innings and left with a Three-1 lead.

“Nice outing,” supervisor Ron Roenicke stated. “It is simply too dangerous he did not get the win.”

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One evening earlier, the rebuilding Pink Sox traded veteran relievers Heath Hembree and Brandon Workman to Philadelphia for a pair of younger starters.

So Josh Taylor entered along with his 16.20 ERA to start out the eighth inning. He obtained two fast outs earlier than issuing a stroll, and Anthony Santander adopted with a game-tying homer contained in the left-field foul pole.

Boston used three straight walks off Cole Sulser within the 10th to regain the lead, however within the backside half Matt Barnes (1-2) let within the tying run on a wild pitch earlier than Severino hit a liner to left-centre with the bases loaded, one out and 5 males within the infield.

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“I’ve seen that earlier than,” Severino stated. “The one factor in my thoughts was to get the ball on the barrel and simply see the place it goes. I didn’t attempt to do an excessive amount of.”

Baltimore Orioles' Pat Valaika, left, is greeted near the dugout by Ryan Mountcastle after hitting a solo home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Martin Perez during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Baltimore Orioles’ Pat Valaika, left, is greeted close to the dugout by Ryan Mountcastle after hitting a solo dwelling run off Boston Pink Sox beginning pitcher Martin Perez in the course of the second inning of a baseball sport, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Julio Cortez)

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The principles this 12 months name for a runner to start out on second base in further innings, which proved “fascinating” to Roenicke.

“I sort of appreciated it,” he stated. “You get after it instantly.”

Besides that his new nearer discovered himself in hassle earlier than throwing his very first pitch.

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“For Barnes, it is a powerful state of affairs to come back into,” Roenicke famous.

Miguel Castro (1-Zero) obtained the ultimate two outs within the 10th to assist the Orioles finish their longest skid of the 12 months. Supervisor Brandon Hyde went deep into his bench in an effort to safe the victory.

“Felt like our guys, we wanted to rejoice tonight a little bit, we wanted to really feel a win,” Hyde stated. “So I used to be making an attempt to present us each alternative.”

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Jackie Bradley Jr. homered and Alex Verdugo had two doubles and an RBI for the last-place Pink Sox.

Pat Valaika put Baltimore up 1-Zero within the second along with his fifth dwelling run, essentially the most he’s had in a season since hitting 13 with Colorado in 2017.

Boston went forward 2-1 within the fifth. Bradley despatched a 2-1 pitch over the wall in centre — his first homer of the 12 months — earlier than José Peraza and Verdugo hit successive doubles.

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Kevin Pillar drove in a run within the sixth with an infield hit.

Orioles starter Alex Cobb gave up two runs and 6 hits over 5 innings in one other irritating outing at Camden Yards. Since becoming a member of the Orioles in March 2018, the right-hander is Zero-9 in 16 begins at dwelling.

FIRST HIT

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Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle obtained his first huge league hit on a dribbler down the third final analysis within the ninth inning. As well as, teammate Ramón Urías celebrated his preliminary main league begin with a third-inning single for his first hit.

ROSTER MOVES

Pink Sox: Recalled LH Jeffrey Springs and RH Robert Inventory to fill out the bullpen after Hembree and Workman had been traded Friday evening. The 2 pitchers obtained within the commerce, Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold, had been optioned to the workforce’s alternate web site.

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Orioles: OF Dwight Smith Jr. was designated for project and the workforce chosen the contract of OF Mason Williams from its alternate web site. Williams “presents extra versatility within the outfield,” in response to supervisor Brandon Hyde, which is essential with CF Austin Hays (rib fracture) on the IL. “Selfishly, we hope he’ll stay within the group after this designation interval,” GM Mike Elias stated of Smith. “Nice child, nice participant.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Pink Sox: Supervisor Ron Roenicke stated OF Andrew Benintendi (rib cage pressure) “is definitely doing higher” however was uncertain if X-rays had been taken just lately. Benintendi has been on the IL since Aug. 12.

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Orioles: Chris Davis (knee) will likely be assessed on a week-to-week foundation, Elias stated, insisting there is no such thing as a inclination at the moment to close down the slumping first baseman (.122, 1 RBI) for the season. … Reliever Hunter Harvey (proper forearm pressure) is throwing to batters on the alternate web site. “If every part progresses nicely, I feel you will see him by the top of the month,” Hyde stated.

UP NEXT

Pink Sox: Zack Godley (Zero-2, 6.87 ERA) makes his fifth begin of the season Sunday within the sequence finale.

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Orioles: Wade LeBlanc (1-Zero, 7.89) beat Boston on July 26 and is Three-Zero in six profession begins in opposition to the Pink Sox.


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