Orioles' Wilson shuts down Red Sox
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[June 17, 2016]
BOSTON -- Tyler Wilson came into
Thursday night's game against the Red Sox looking for answers to his
Apparently, he found them.
The right-hander survived some early hard-hit balls and pitched
eight shutout innings and Adam Jones hit a two-run homer and added
an RBI double as the Baltimore Orioles moved into sole possession of
first place in the American League East with a 5-1 victory over the
Boston Red Sox.
The win, the Orioles' sixth in 10 games with Boston this season,
gave Baltimore the series 2-1 and snapped the tie atop the division.
Wilson, who allowed 10 runs on 14 hits in 9 2/3 innings over his
last two starts, yielded three hits in his first win in his last six
starts. He walked one and struck out six to raise his record to 3-5
with his fifth major league win.
Brad Brach worked the ninth and allowed a solo home run to David
Ortiz -- the 520th of his career -- with two out as the Red Sox
avoided what would have been their second shutout of the season,
their first since April 10. Ortiz, who has 17 homers, also had a
Jones hit his fourth homer during a five-game hitting streak, a
monster shot off former Oriole prospect Eduardo Rodriguez (1-2 with
three straight shaky outings) in the third inning and doubled home a
run in the fourth as Rodriguez lasted only 4 1/3 innings.
Manny Machado had three hits and Joey Rickard two for the Orioles.
The Jones homer was Baltimore's major league-best 34th in June.
After an impressive season debut in Baltimore, Rodriguez has allowed
14 runs, 18 hits and nine walks in 14 2/3 innings over his last
three starts. His ERA after four starts is 6.97.
Rodriguez worked around a pair of one-out singles in the first and
struck out two in a perfect second. But the dreaded walk, which has
been hurting him, appeared again and a walk to Paul Janish set up
Jones to hit a shot completely out of Fenway Park.
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Orioles starting pitcher
Tyler Wilson (63) throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the
first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA
Dustin Pedroia's inability to turn a double play led to the Orioles'
third run, in the fourth. Jonathan Schoop smacked what should have
been a DP grounder at Xander Bogaerts, but Pedroia dropped the flip
at second -- Matt Wieters was out as Pedroia picked the ball up, but
Schoop reached. He took third on Janish's two-out single and scored
when Jones rifled a 3-0 pitch into left field for a double.
Machado led off the fifth inning with a long double and scored on
Chris Davis' one-out single that knocked Rodriguez from the game.
Schoop doubled Davis home from first with two out to make it 5-0.
NOTES: With LF Chris Young out with right quad tightness, Rusney
Castillo got his first start since being recalled from the minors
May 31. ... LHP Roenis Elias makes his first start for the Red Sox
when he pitches against his former team as Boston opens a three-game
series with the Seattle Mariners on Friday. Elias has a 15-20 big
league record and was 4-0 with a 2.00 ERA in his last five starts
and left Triple-A Pawtucket with 13 straight scoreless innings. ...
The Orioles go with RHPs Mike Wright, Yovani Gallardo (coming off
the disabled list) and Chris Tillman in their three-game home series
with the Toronto Blue Jays starting Friday night. ... Red Sox
manager John Farrell said he expects a roster move -- other than the
recall of Elias and sending out a player -- during the Seattle
series. ... Orioles SS J.J. Hardy could come off the disabled list
as early as Friday.
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