Final: Baltimore 7-4
The Orioles (47-40) are back on top of the AL East after an impressive victory over the Red Sox in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader at Fenway Park.
Boston (39-48) is in fourth place in the division.
These teams will complete their weekend series Sunday afternoon.
End 9th, Baltimore Wins 7-4: Reliever Zach Britton entered the game for the Orioles.
A.J. Pierzynski grounded out to the pitcher.
Mookie Betts grounded out to the shortstop and Brock Holt grounded out to the pitcher to end the game.
Mid 9th, Baltimore 7-4: J.J. Hardy grounded out to the shortstop.
Manny Machado doubled to deep right field.
Nick Hundley struck out swinging.
Jonathan Schoop flied out to right field.
End 8th, Baltimore 7-4: Reliever Darren O’Day entered the game for Baltimore.
Mike Napoli struck out swinging to start the inning.
Stephen Drew fouled out to first, and Jonny Gomes struck out swinging to end the inning.
Mid 8th, Baltimore 7-4: Adam Jones lined out to right field.
Nelson Cruz was thrown out at third base trying to extend a double into a triple. He needed a triple for the cycle. He was credited with a double, setting a single-game career high with five hits.
Craig Breslow relieved Edward Mujica.
Chris Davis grounded out to the shortstop.
End 7th, Baltimore 7-4: Daniel Nava lined out to left field.
Dustin Pedroia grounded out to second base.
David Ortiz flied out to deep right field.
Mid 7th, Baltimore 7-4: Edward Mujica relieved Tommy Lane.
Nick Hundley flied out to right field, and Jonathan Schoop struck out swinging.
Nick Markakis doubled to left field.
Steve Pearce grounded out to third base to end the inning.
End 6th, Baltimore 7-4: Tommy Hunter relieved Barch.
A.J. Pierzynski grounded out to the shortstop.
Mookie Betts and Brock Holt struck out swinging to end the inning.
Mid 6th, Baltimore 7-4: Nick Hundley began the inning with a strikeout.
Jonathan Schoop singled off the Green Monster.
Nick Markakis drew a walk.
Burke Badenhop entered the game for John Lackey. Lackey gave up 10 hits, one walk, two earned runs and struck out 11 in 5 and 1/3 innings.
Steve Pearce singled to center field, scoring Schoop and advancing Markakis to second base.
Adam Jones singled to right field, and another run scored when Daniel Nava could field the ball cleanly. Jones was not credited with an RBI. Nelson Cruz hit a hard ground ball to third base and Brock Holt couldn’t field it cleanly, which allowed Nick Markakis to score from third.
Red Sox reliever Tommy Layne replaced Badenhop.
Chris Davis walked to load the bases.
J.J. Hardy reached first base on a fielder’s choice. Jones scored.
Manny Machado grounded out to the pitcher to end the inning.
End 5th, Red Sox 4-3: David Ortiz led off the inning with a double off the Green Monster.
Mike Napoli reached first base on a fielder’s choice. Ortiz was thrown out at third base.
Stephen Drew sacrificed to the catcher as Napoli advanced to second base.
Jonny Gomes grounded out to Manny Machado, who made a great bare-handed pickup and throw to first base.
Mid 5th, Red Sox 4-3: Adam Jones struck out swinging to start the inning.
Nelson Cruz hit his 27th home run of the season over the Green Monster in left field.
Chris Davis struck out swinging.
J.J. Hardy hit an infield single. Stephen Drew prevented the ball from going into the outfield with a diving play at shortstop, but his throw was not in time to get the out.
Manny Machado struck out swinging to end the inning.
End 4th, Red Sox 4-2: Mike Napoli led off the inning with a walk.
Stephen Drew tied the game with a two-run homer to right field. It was his second home run of the day.
Jonny Gomes struck out swinging.
A.J. Pierzynski singled to right field.
Mookie Betts hit a single to center field. He was thrown out trying to advance to second base. Pierzynski went to third on the play.
Brock Holt gave the Red Sox a 3-2 lead with an RBI single to left field.
Daniel Nava increased the Red Sox lead to 4-2 with an RBI single to right field.
Brad Brach entered the game in relief of Ubaldo Jimenez. Jimenez gave up four earned runs, five hits and six walks through 3 and 2/3 innings.
Dustin Pedroia grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the inning.
Mid 4th, Orioles 2-0: J.J. Hardy struck out swinging to begin the inning.
Manny Machado singled up the middle for his first hit since coming back from a five-game suspension.
Nick Hundley hit a two-run homer to center field, giving the Orioles a 2-0 lead.
Jonathan Schoop singled to right field.
Nick Markakis struck out swinging.
Steve Pearce grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the inning.
End 3rd, 0-0: Mookie Betts grounded out to first base.
Brock Holt drew a walk. Daniel Nava lined out to left field.
Dustin Pedroia earned a walk, advancing Holt to second base.
David Ortiz struck out swinging to end the inning.
Mid 3rd, 0-0: Nick Markakis grounded out to third base to begin the inning.
Steve Pearce struck out looking.
Adam Jones singled up the middle. He advanced to third base on a single to right-center by Nelson Cruz.
Cruz stole second base, his third steal of the season.
Chris Davis struck out swinging to end the inning, leaving men on second and third.
End 2nd, 0-0: David Ortiz led off the inning with a walk, the second of the game given up by Jimenez.
Mike Napoli struck out swinging, and Stephen Drew struck out looking.
Jonny Gomes drew a walk, advancing Ortiz to second base.
A.J. Pierzynski lined out to left field to end the inning.
Mid 2nd, 0-0: J.J. Hardy hit a ground ball to shortstop and reached first base safely when Mike Napoli dropped Stephen Drew’s throw. Napoli was given an error.
Manny Machado struck out swinging, and Hardy was thrown out trying to steal second base. Orioles manager Buck Showalter challenged the call at second base and won. However, Hardy was sent back to first base because the home plate umpire ruled Machado interfered at the plate.
Nick Hundley sacrificed to the pitcher, advancing Hardy to second base.
Jonathan Schoop flied out to left field to end the inning.
End 1st, 0-0: Brock Holt led off the inning with a fly out to right field.
Daniel Nava drew a walk, the first of the game given up by Ubaldo Jimenez.
Dustin Pedroia hit into a double play that ended the inning.
Mid 1st, 0-0: Adam Jones lined out to center to start the game.
Steve Pearce collected the Orioles’ first hit with a single up the middle.
Adam Jones struck out swinging after a lengthy at-bat.
Nelson Cruz doubled to right-center, which advanced Pearce to third base.
Chris Davis struck out swinging to end the inning.
7:18 p.m.: John Lackey throws the first pitch for a strike, and the game is underway!
6:15 p.m. ET: The Boston Red Sox will aim for back-to-back victories in Game 2 of their Saturday doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.
Boston won the first game 3-2 behind eight stellar innings from starting pitcher Jon Lester. Red Sox closer Koji Uehara picked up the win after a walk-off pinch hit single from Jonathan Herrera the bottom of the ninth inning.
John Lackey will take the mound for Boston. He’s 9-5 on the season and won his last start Tuesday against the New York Yankees.
He will be opposed by Ubaldo Jimenez, who’s just 3-8 with a 4.31 earned run average this year. Jimenez has taken the loss in four of his last five decisions.
Check back to this blog for play-by-play, live score updates and analysis from Game 2 of the doubleheader from Fenway. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET.
Here are the lineups for both teams. David Ortiz returns after missing Game 1 for family reasons.