Boston 17, Baltimore 6
When: 7:05 PM ET, Saturday, July 20, 2019
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Special to Digital Sports Desk by Field Level Media
BALTIMORE – Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of three-run homers, the second coming in an eight-run fourth inning, and the visiting Boston Red Sox blew out the Baltimore Orioles 17-6 on Saturday night.
The 17 runs were a season high for the Red Sox. Boston hit five home runs overall. Bradley finished with six RBIs while Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers and Sandy Leon also homered.
Betts went 3-for-6, including a double, and drove in three runs. The 2018 MVP now has a 12-game hitting streak, and also has hit 15 homers at Camden Yards in 46 games.
Betts’ two-run homer snapped a 5-5 tie and started the eight-run fourth. Bradley’s second blast of the game drove in the final three runs of the inning.
Bradley’s first home run came in a four-run second inning that opened the scoring in the game.
In the second inning, Christian Vazquez got an RBI single, and Bradley’s home run off Tom Eshelman (0-2) gave Boston a 4-0 lead. Devers hit his 20th home run of the season to lead off the third.
The Orioles used a run-scoring double by Trey Mancini double, a three-run home run by Renato Nunez and a Chris Davis RBI single to tie the game in the third.
Boston scored all eight its runs in the fourth inning with two outs.
Betts’ homer made it 7-5. J.D. Martinez drove in two runs with a double and Vazquez knocked in another run on a single before Bradley three-run shot put the Red Sox up, 13-5.
Rick Porcello (8-7) won his third straight start for Boston despite giving up six runs in five innings. He allowed 11 hits and one walk while striking out four.
Eshelman went 3 2/3 innings, allowing nine runs (five earned) on six hits. He walked three and struck out three.
Anthony Santander went 4-for-5, including a solo homer and a triple, for the Orioles.