BOSTON – (Staff and Wire Service Report) – Trailing 6-0 heading to the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Boston Red Sox scored 13 unanswered runs to come from behind and defeat the hapless Baltimore Orioles 13-7. Boston’s comeback was anchored by a six-run 6th inning when the club batted around.
Marcus Walden (8-2) earned the victory in relief of started Nathan Eovaldi who allowed five earned runs in his 2.0 innings pitched. Eovaldi threw only 43 pitches (23 for strikes) as he let the Orioles score five runs (three in 1st, two in 2nd) by allowing three hits, three walks and throwing two wild pitches.
Baltimore lefty Paul Fry took the loss and is (1-5). There was no save.
Boston DH Sam Travis hit a solo home run, his sixth HR of the season, in the 4th inning.
Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers hit a two-run homer in the 7th inning, his 27th dinger of the year. Devers went 4-for-5 with four RBI and leads the Red Sox with a .332 batting average. Devers had two doubles with his HR and scored twice. Devers leads MLB with 167 hits and 76 extra base hits, along with a league leading 46 doubles. He has 101 RBI this season and is the first player to break the 100-RBI mark in 2019.
Boston right fielder J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 on the day, knocking in two runs and scoring once.
NOTES: Boston has a day off on Monday and returns to action on Tuesday night when the National League Philadelphia Phillies visit Fenway for a short two-game series. The Red Sox have yet to announce a starting pitcher for Tuesday but the Phillies will throw RHP Aaron Nola (11-3, 3.56 ERA). … Boston’s RHP Rick Porcello (11-9, 5.49 ERA) will throw on Wednesday against Philadelphia lefty Drew Smyly (2-6, 7.09 ERA). Boston had to make up a suspended (4-4, tie) game against Kansas City on Thursday at 1:05pm, here at Fenway Park.