Hector Velazquez made the spot start but he walked four batters in the first three innings.
Not only was it a hit, it was a two-run single!
Boston's four runs came exclusively from Xander Bogaerts. His first was a 92 miles per hour fastball way up in the zone to get Andrew Benintendi swinging and finishing the inning by getting Steve Pearce to go down fishing on a changeup. Do the Red Sox really need eight arms in the bullpen?
The Orioles went 23-53 in division games in 2018.
The Red Sox were quick to blame their poor start on an 11-game road trip to begin the year, but they did little to turn things around this last week at Fenway Park. In the fourth inning, he hit a sacrifice fly to plate Steve Pearce and in the eighth inning, he hit a three run home run to score Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez.
"I think the biggest thing for me is just not having the headache of having to answer questions, and have my teammates have to answer questions, and [manager Brandon] Hyde - I mean, good grief, he's had to answer questions pretty much every day about me", Davis told reporters Saturday. Thus, I'm going to isolate the Red Sox and take their team total of over 6.5 runs. His 18.1% strikeout rate is pedestrian, as is his 9.9% walk rate.