Red Sox Wrap: Orioles’ Third-Inning Home Run Helps Beat Boston 4-2

The Red Sox out hit the Orioles 9-to-7

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The Red Sox could only muster one run against the Baltimore Orioles as Boston lost Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader, 4-2.

The Red Sox fell to 22-25, and the Orioles moved up to 20-28.

Check out the full box score here.

ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
Nathan Eovaldi pitched a complete game in Game 1, and the bullpen recovered from a disastrous Friday outing, pitching six scoreless innings. However, Boston’s bats were held down in Game 2, despite out hitting the Orioles 9-to-7.

The Red Sox were without J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts for the game. However, Bogaerts did pinch-hit in the eight inning, but he grounded out in his lone at-bat. Christian Vázquez and Kiké Hernández were the only Red Sox hitters to get more than one hit in Game 2.

The Orioles gave Red Sox starter Josh Winckowski a rough welcome to the show. The 23-year-old gave up four runs in his three innings of work, including a three-run home run from Rougned Odor in the third inning.

STARS OF THE GAME
— Odor’s homer was his fourth of the season and traveled 410 feet. The home run was the second baseman’s only hit of Game 2.

— Vázquez was Boston’s best batter of the night. The Red Sox catcher batted 3-for-4, including an RBI single and a double.

— Hernández batted 2-for-5, including his 15th double of the season. The Red Sox center fielder had a chance to start a rally in the bottom of the ninth — after a run scored off a fielder’s choice — but grounded out into a double play to end the ballgame.

WAGER WATCH
DraftKings Sportsbook closed the game’s total at 10. A $100 bet on the Under (+100) would have paid out $200.

UP NEXT ON NESN
The Red Sox will continue their series against the Orioles in Sunday afternoon action at Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. ET, and full coverage of the game will be on NESN following an hour of pregame coverage.

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