Orioles Drop Third Straight Game to Red Sox
The Baltimore Orioles came into Sunday hoping for a four-game series split with the Boston Red Sox after losing the first two games of the series. The Orioles could not come away with a win and have lost three in a row.
Ryan Mountcastle got the Orioles on the board in the bottom of the first with an RBI single to score Trey Mancini to take a 1-0 lead. However, Dean Kremer could not hold the lead long as Rafael Devers took him deep in the top of the second to tie the game at 1-1.
Cedric Mullins hit his sixth home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead, but once again the lead would not last long. In the top of the sixth with the bases loaded, Devers hit a two-run double to give the Red Sox their first lead of the game.
Just two innings later Hunter Renfroe continued to hurt the Orioles, providing an insurance run on a solo home run to give the Red Sox a 4-2 lead. Mountcastle would cut the lead in half in the bottom half of the inning with an RBI double to score Austin Hays, which would end up being the final run scored in the game for a 4-3 final.
It has been a struggle for the Orioles, as they have yet to have a combination of good pitching and good hitting in a game this series. The Red Sox have taken advantage of this and won the first three games.
The Orioles will look to avoid a sweep Monday night, as they are likely to send Jorge Lopez to the mound. Martin Perez is the next pitcher up in Boston’s rotation, so he will likely take the mound as well.
The series finale is set for a 7:05 p.m. EST first pitch Monday night from Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md.