Monday, May 20

Duran’s grand slam helps Red Sox snap Orioles’ streak

BALTIMORE — Jarren Duran hit a grand slam within the third and the Boston Red Sox withstood a five-run ninth inning by Baltimore, holding on for an 8-6 win Tuesday night time that snapped the Orioles’ seven-game successful streak.

Boston led 8-1 heading into the underside of the ninth earlier than the Orioles rallied with a leadoff homer by Gunnar Henderson and a one-out grand slam by Cedric Mullins. Kenley Jansen got here on and retired the ultimate two hitters for his sixth save.

Corey Kluber (1-4) pitched six innings and gained for the primary time in 10 begins, a drought that dated to final season when the two-time Cy Young winner was with Tampa Bay. Like Chris Sale the night time earlier than, Kluber didn’t have massive strikeout numbers, however in contrast to Sale, he restricted the Orioles to 4 singles and a solo homer by Jorge Mateo within the fifth.

Kyle Bradish (1-1) lasted solely 2 1/3 innings, giving up seven runs. A double play received him out of the primary after two walks, however a one-out stroll within the second began a three-run rally.

Duran doubled and Christian Arroyo singled residence a run. Then Reese McGuire hit an RBI single to make it 2-0. Rafael Devers added a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded.

The subsequent time the Red Sox loaded the bases – on three straight singles to begin the third – Duran hit a drive over the wall in middle discipline for his first homer of the yr.

The 26-year-old Duran went 3 for 4 to lift his common to .387. He scored on McGuire’s run-scoring groundout within the eighth to make it 8-1.


Red Sox: Boston put INF Yu Chang (damaged hand) on the 10-day injured listing and recalled utilityman Enmanuel Valdez from Triple-A Worcester. … Arroyo exited the sport within the fifth with proper hamstring tightness.

Orioles: LF Austin Hays left after three innings with a bruised proper hand. Initial X-rays have been adverse.


Baltimore sends Tyler Wells (0-1) to the mound in Wednesday’s sequence finale towards Boston’s Tanner Houck (3-0). The Orioles are 3-5 towards the AL East this season and 12-3 towards everybody else.

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