The Boston Red Sox took their 31st win this season today against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the fourth game of the series. The teams split wins with the Orioles taking the first two and the Sox clinching it on the back half.
Sale’s Performance Dominated
Sale took care of business today with 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, and 9 K. Orioles only three runs of the game came from three hits in the first inning but they struggled to stay ahead after that.
Before Sunday’s game Benintendi was struggling 1 for 9 in this series. He got one base hit in Saturday’s game which ended his 5 game no hit streak. Benintendi had 4 AB, 3 R, 4 H, and 3 RBI. He achieved his first multi-homer game, knocking two balls out of the park. He has three lifetime homeruns versus the Orioles, all taking place in Camden Yards.
Betts started off the game with the first at bat and achieved 4 AB, 2 R, 1 H, and 0 RBI. Notably, Betts hit is 500th hit during the game, which is in this third year of playing. Betts proved to be a formidable opponent for the Oriole’s pitcher Chris Tillman, repeatedly dodging Tillman’s efforts to kick him off first.
Speaking of Tillman….
Tillman had a rough day. A pitch in the sixth inning hit catcher Francisco Pena and ultimately cost the Orioles two runs. Tillman had a season-high four walks and the bases were loaded, showing Tillman’s struggle to return strong.
More information on his rough day here: Baltimore Sun
Boston starts a three game series against the New York Yankees Tuesday, June 6, and will finish off the week with a three game series against Detroit. The Red Sox schedule can be accessed here.
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