Mookie Betts singled and was erased on a fielder's choice by Andrew Benintendi, who is now at third after a J.D. Martinez double into the triangle. Both scored on a Xander Bogaerts double to LF. The Orioles trail 2-0.
Donnie Hart is in with the bases loaded. Ryan Meisinger threw 20 pitches. Even if better should be expected, what a horrible position to put someone in. He shouldn't have to start against the best team in baseball in the last week of the season. Inexcusable at all levels.
Local fellow John Andreoli is in right field for the seventh inning at Fenway Park, with Adam Jones out of the game and Joey Rickard moved to left field. He was excited for such a moment. bsun.md/2IiAF05#Orioles
Rafael Devers and Blake Swihart homered to start the seventh inning off Cody Carroll. I suspect Roger McDowell's visit was to tell him that with a whole game following this one, he may have to wear this. The Orioles trail 14-3.
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Buck: "You know how much I detest doing that, especially in September. We’ve been talking about it for a while. He knew he was the guy. ... That’s Jace. He’s a pro. I know he’s frustrated he wasn’t able to get them out." #Orioles
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The Orioles took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a triple by Trey Mancini and a sacrifice fly by Renato Núñez. An error with the bases loaded by Jonathan Villar made it 2-1. It is now the third inning.
Jimmy Yacabonis allowed one earned run on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts. He has a 3.24 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP this month with 16 Ks in 16 2/3 IP, which coincides with him being in a position to bring more than a toothbrush with him when he joined the team. #Orioles
Trey Mancini singled through a drawn-in IF to score Caleb Joseph, who doubled, and Jonathan Villar, who walked and stole second. It is, incredibly, his 17th hit with a RISP in 138 PA for a .145 average. He hit .340 with RISP last year. Orioles lead 5-3.