The Boston Red Sox lost the final game of their five-game set against the Baltimore Orioles, 10-0, at Fenway Park on Monday.
Boston fell to 23-26 on the season, while Baltimore improved to 21-29.
You can view the full box score here.
ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
Rich Hill was not sharp at all in the rubber match against the O’s. The 42-year-old starter spent too much time in the middle of the plate, consistently hanging curveballs. He left his fastball over the plate as well, but Baltimore’s lineup was so fixated on off-speed pitches that he recorded all five strikeouts with the fastball, making 89 miles per hour look like 99 mph.
Hill finished his rough outing with six earned runs in four innings, allowing six hits and two walks along with the aforementioned five strikeouts. He left the Red Sox offense with what proved to be an insurmountable deficit, thanks to a phenomenal pitching performance by Baltimore’s Tyler Wells, who was able to spot his pitches all night and won his challenge pitches when he fell behind in the count.
STARS OF THE GAME
— Trevor Story was the lone Red Sox hitter to reach base twice against Wells, lacing a single off the Green Monster early on, and drew a walk.
— Wells dominated the Red Sox order for six innings, allowing two hits — a single and double — with a walk and three strikeouts.
— Ryan Mountcastle broke out against Boston with four hits, four runs scored and an RBI.
The Orioles had +150 odds on DraftKings Sportsbook to beat the Red Sox. A $100 bet on Baltimore paid out $250.
ON DECK AT NESN
The Red Sox will continue their homestand Tuesday with a quick two-game set against the lowly Cincinnati Reds. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET following an hour of pregame coverage, and you can watch it all on NESN.