Final, 7-6: And that’ll do it.
David Ortiz was thrown out trying to stretch a one-out single into a double, and Mike Napoli proceeded to strike out looking to end the game.
Stay tuned for more postgame reaction from this five-hour, five-minute ordeal.
Mid 12th, 7-6: Craig Breslow retires Jonathan Schoop and Caleb Joseph, and we head to the bottom of the 12th.
The Red Sox need a run against new Orioles pitcher Zach Britton if they want to extend this one.
Top 12th, 7-6: The O’s have the lead.
David Lough, who took over Delmon Young’s spot in the order earlier in the game, tripled to center to lead off the 12th inning and scored when J.J. Hardy singled through the drawn-in infield.
After getting Manny Machado to ground out, Edward Mujica was lifted in favor of Craig Breslow, who comes on to face pinch hitter Jonathan Schoop.
End 11th, 6-6: Xander Bogaerts blasted a deep fly ball to the warning track, and Daniel Nava saw his line drive hook just to the right of Pesky’s Pole.
The Red Sox came away with nothing to show for those two close calls, though, as Brad Brach retired the side in order.
Bogaerts flied out to Adam Jones in center, Brock Holt grounded out to the catcher and Daniel Nava struck out swinging.
Mid 11th, 6-6: Edward Mujica works a 1-2-3 11th inning, as Steve Pearce, Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz fail to get the ball out of the infield.
No. 9 hitter Xander Bogaerts will look to get something started for the Red Sox.
End 10th, 6-6: The Red Sox go down quietly in the home half of the 10th.
Stephen Drew and Jackie Bradley Jr. both grounded out to first, and David Ross struck out.
Edward Mujica will be Boston’s new pitcher for the 11th.
Mid 10th, 6-6: Koji Uehara again works around a baserunner in the 10th, allowing a leadoff single to Ryan Flaherty but picking him off first base two batters later.
Caleb Joseph also struck out in the frame, and Nick Markakis grounded out to second to end it.
End 9th, 6-6: As if this game wasn’t long enough already, we are headed to extra innings.
Dustin Pedroia singled into right-center field with one out in the ninth but was caught trying to steal second base. Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt initially called Pedroia safe, then quickly switched to signal out. John Farrell challenged the ruling, but it was upheld upon video review.
Brad Brach wanted nothing to do with David Ortiz, who walked, but went on to mow down Mike Napoli for the inning’s final out. Brach also struck out Daniel Nava to open the frame.
Mid 9th, 6-6: Jackie Bradley Jr. is having one heck of a game in center field.
After nailing Manny Machado at home plate to end the seventh, Bradley robs Machado again with a leaping grab in center field to end the ninth.
Koji Uehara walked J.J. Hardy but was otherwise perfect in the frame.
End 8th, 6-6: The Red Sox get a single by Jackie Bradley Jr. but nothing more in the eighth, as Tommy Hunter uses three groundouts to keep the Sox off the scoreboard.
Boston will now turn to Koji Uehara with the game still tied in the ninth.
Mid 8th, 6-6: Andrew Miller takes over on the hill for the Red Sox and dispatches the Orioles without much of a struggle.
Nick Markakis reached on an infield single to lead off the inning, but he was wiped off the basepaths by a double play. Adam Jones grounded out to Dustin Pedroia for the final out.
David Ross, who started Boston’s rally with a homer last inning, will lead off the bottom of the eighth.
End 7th, 6-6: Ladies and gentlemen, we are all tied up.
Xander Bogaerts blasted a long single off the Green Monster, missing a home run by about five feet but scoring Jackie Bradley Jr. from first base.
Brock Holt then followed with a base hit of his own, sending Bogaerts to third. Holt then stole second after multiple attempts by Ryan Webb to pick him off, eliminating the potential for a double play, and Daniel Nava singled up the middle to bring home Bogaerts with Boston’s third run of the inning.
Webb was able to strike out Dustin Pedroia swinging for the inning’s second out, and the O’s brought in lefty Brian Matusz to face David Ortiz. Ortiz, whom Matusz historically has dominated, got the better of that battle, singling into left field to score Holt and cut the deficit to one.
The Orioles then called upon Tommy Hunter to face Mike Napoli, and Napoli, who struck out twice and grounded into a double play in his first three plate appearances, delivered. His base hit into left field scored Nava from third with the tying run.
Stephen Drew ended the inning with a strikeout, his second of the frame and fourth of the game.
Bottom 7th, Orioles 6-2: The Red Sox are stirring.
After Stephen Drew struck out to continue his forgettable afternoon (0-for-3, three K’s), David Ross smacked a home run to straightaway center field to trim the deficit to four.
Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with a single, prompting Buck Showalter to lift T.J. McFarland in favor of right-hander Ryan Webb.
Webb will face Xander Bogaerts then the top of the order.
Mid 7th, Orioles 6-1: The O’s have broken this one wide open.
Junichi Tazawa fared no better than the man he replaced, allowing singles to the first three batters he faced. The Red Sox finally escaped the inning when Jackie Bradley Jr. caught Caleb Joseph’s fly ball in center filed and gunned down Manny Machado at home plate.
Top 7th, Orioles 3-1: This was not Burke Badenhop’s day.
The reliever allows three consecutive singles before recording his first out and is lifted in favor of Junichi Tazawa.
The third base hit, off the bat of Nelson Cruz, scored Steve Pearce, who led off the inning with an infield single and just beat out Jackie Bradley Jr.’s throw to the plate.
The Orioles have runners on second and third with one out.
End 6th, Orioles 2-1: The Red Sox got one back in the sixth.
David Ortiz sent the second pitch he saw from T.J. McFarland into right field, scoring Daniel Nava from third.
That rally ended in a hurry, though, as Mike Napoli proceeded to ground into a 5-4-3 double play to end the inning.
Jake Peavy’s outing is over, as well, as right-hander Burke Badenhop comes out of the bullpen to pitch the seventh. Peavy threw 105 pitches (64 strikes), allowing six hits and two runs, one of which was unearned.
Bottom 6th, Orioles 2-0: Kevin Gausman’s afternoon is over.
T.J. McFarland replaces Gausman on the mound with runners on the corners and one out.
Brock Holt walked to lead off the inning, Daniel Nava reached on a fielder’s choice by beating out the throw on a would-be double play and Dustin Pedroia singled.
Mid 6th, Orioles 2-0: Jake Peavy’s outing might be nearing its end.
Peavy hit Delmon Young with the first pitch of the inning. Then, after J.J. Hardy struck out, Manny Machado scorched a single up the middle and Ryan Flaherty worked a walk after falling behind 0-2.
That walk loaded the bases for Caleb Joseph, who lifted a fly ball to the warning track in left to score Young from third.
Peavy got Nick Markakis to ground out to end the inning and limit the damage, but the Red Sox now find themselves in a two-run hole.
End 5th, Orioles 1-0: Jackie Bradley Jr. turned in one of the best plate appearances of the day in the fifth, fouling off six pitches en route to an 11-pitch walk.
The one-out free pass was the first walk issued today by Kevin Gausman, who otherwise was perfect in the inning. Gausman struck out David Ross and got Xander Bogaerts to ground weakly back to the mound, kicking off an inning-ending double play.
Mid 5th, Orioles 1-0: The Red Sox make a mistake on the defensive end for the second time in as many innings, but this one doesn’t end up costing them.
Caleb Joseph led off the frame with a single. Nick Markakis then flied out to center, and Steve Pearce sent what could have been an inning-ending double-play ball toward Xander Bogaerts at third.
Bogaerts bobbled the grounder and was only able to retire Joseph at second, and Adam Jones followed by singling into left field to put men on first and second with two down.
Nelson Cruz, who has been on an absolute tear of late, lifted a fly ball into left-center, but Daniel Nava ranged over and settled under it for the final out.
End 4th, Orioles 1-0: The Sox leave two men in scoring position as Kevin Gausman escapes his first jam of the afternoon.
After Daniel Nava struck out looking to lead off the inning, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz followed with a single and a double, respectively, to put runners on second and third with one out.
Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew were unable to push the tying run across, however, as both struck out swinging for the second time today.
Gausman, who touched 100 mph on the radar gun with strike three to Napoli, now has six K’s on the day.
Mid 4th, Orioles 1-0: The O’s are on the board.
Nelson Cruz led off the inning by drilling a double just inside the left field foul pole. Daniel Nava did a nice job of getting the ball in, and Cruz initially was called out at second base, but a video review showed that he had gotten his right hand on the bag before Dustin Pedroia applied the tag.
With Cruz on second, Delmon Young grounded to Xander Bogaerts at third. Bogaerts looked Cruz back to the bag multiple times, but his throw to first base sailed into the seats. Cruz scored on the error, and Young was awarded second base.
J.J. Hardy pushed Young to third with a sacrifice bunt, and Jake Peavy made a nice play to keep him there by snaring a sharp ground ball off the bat of Manny Machado. Peavy then struck out Ryan Flaherty on three pitches to end the inning.
End 3rd, 0-0: The Red Sox finally put a man on against Kevin Gausman in the third.
After David Ross popped out to lead off the inning and Jackie Bradley Jr. struck out swinging, Xander Bogaerts snapped an 0-for-27 slump by singling into right field.
That’s all the Sox would get, though, as Brock Holt flied out to Adam Jones in left-center to end the inning.
Mid 3rd, 0-0: Jake Peavy breezes through the third, setting the Orioles down in order again.
Nick Markakis grounded out to Dustin Pedroia at second, Steve Pearce flied out to left and Adam Jones flied out to the track in center.
End 2nd, 0-0: Six up, six down. Kevin Gausman retires the side in order again in the second.
David Ortiz put a charge into a 98-mph Gausman fastball to lead off the frame, but it died at the warning track and settled in the waiting glove of right fielder Nick Markakis.
The young hurler then struck out Mike Napoli (swinging) and Stephen Drew (looking) to end the inning.
Mid 2nd, 0-0: The second inning was a much less stressful experience for Jake Peavy, who retires the bottom three Orioles batters in order.
Manny Machado flied out to right field to lead off the inning, and Ryan Flaherty and Caleb Joseph both lined out to Jackie Bradley Jr. in center.
End 1st, 0-0: Kevin Gausman has no problem mowing down the Red Sox in the first, retiring the side in order on three consecutive groundouts.
Dustin Pedroia’s two-out grounder looked like it might have a chance to produce an infield single, but second baseman — and Portland, Maine, native — Ryan Flaherty made a nice play to charge the ball and fire to first for the out.
Mid 1st, 0-0: Trouble found Jake Peavy early in the first, but the righty was able to keep the Orioles off the scoreboard.
Nick Markakis led off the inning with a single, sending a 3-1 fastball straight back up the middle. Peavy then got Steve Pearce to fly out to right field but proceeded to walk Adam Jones and surrender a base hit to Nelson Cruz — Cruz’s sixth in his last six at-bats.
That’s as close as the O’s got, however, as Peavy closed out the inning by striking out Delmon Young and getting J.J. Hardy to fly out to Jackie Bradley Jr. in center.
Brock Holt, Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia will be the first men to bat for the Red Sox against Kevin Gausman.
1:37 p.m.: Nick Markakis takes strike one from Jake Peavy, and we are off and running at Fenway.
Markakis, Steve Pearce and Adam Jones are due up for the Orioles here in the first. Pearce is playing first base for the O’s today as Chris Davis, who is batting a cool .201 this season, gets the day off.
11:45 a.m. ET: Good morning from sunny Fenway Park, where the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will square of in a Sunday matinee just under two hours from now.
Saturday was a long day at the ballpark for these teams, as the Red Sox took Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader 3-2 on a walk-off single by Jonathan Herrera before the O’s rebounded with a 7-4 win in the nightcap.
Taking the mound for the Sox in the series finale will be Jake Peavy, who is in desperate need of some good luck. The veteran right-hander has just one win on the season — way back on April 25 — and Boston has lost each of the last six games he’s started.
23-year-old Kevin Gausman will do the honors for Baltimore. Gausman, who made his major league debut last May, is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in five starts this season. He was knocked around in his last outing, allowing five runs in five innings in a loss to the last-place Tampa Bay Rays on June 27.
We’ll have much more on the matchup leading up to first pitch at 1:35 p.m., but in the meantime, take a look at the starting lineups for both teams.
Boston Red Sox (39-48)
Brock Holt, RF
Daniel Nava, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Stephen Drew, SS
David Ross, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Xander Bogaerts, 3B
Jake Peavy, RHP (1-7, 4.82 ERA)
Baltimore Orioles (47-40)
Nick Markakis, RF
Steve Pearce, 1B
Adam Jones, CF
Nelson Cruz, DH
Delmon Young, LF
J.J. Hardy, SS
Manny Machado, 3B
Ryan Flaherty, 2B
Caleb Joseph, C
Kevin Gausman, RHP (3-2, 3.86 ERA)
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