Four Run First Sets Up Red Sox To Cruise Past Orioles

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The Boston Red Sox will look to continue their hot start and push their winning streak to four games after winning their 3rd straight on Saturday. "We're risky", Benintendi said.

But Cobb is more than ready to credit the Red Sox hitters.

The right-handed Cobb started 29 games previous year and finished the season 12-10 overall with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.

The Orioles have lost 2.0 units and are 3-6 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. They scored three in the first before making an out.

Betts was injured in the first while scoring on Andrew Benintendi's double.


Then Ramirez stepped up and jacked a hanging slider over the Green Monster for a no-doubter.

Martinez homered into Baltimore's bullpen in the third.

Boston scored three runs in the first and four in the fourth to build a 8-0 lead before Baltimore scored twice in the fifth. The over has hit in two of those games, compared to seven that've gone under in such games. Ramirez added an RBI double and scored on shortstop Manny Machado's throwing error - his second of the game.

Baltimore is off to its worst start since opening 2-13 in 2010, and Saturday the Orioles had to place Jonathan Schoop on the disabled list with an oblique strain suffered during an at-bat Friday. But he also knows it's coming on both sides of the ball.

With this victory, Boston reached 11-2 for just the second time in franchise history, matching the start of 1918 World Series championship team. He came out a few innings later. Betts was diagnosed with a left foot contusion and his X-rays came back negative.


Red Sox: 1B-DH Hanley Ramirez, who left Thursday's game with a bruised left wrist after getting hit by a pitch in the first inning against NY, was not in the lineup. "That's a good sign", Cora joked.

Brock Holt is 5-for-8, Christian Vazquez 5-for-12 and Jackie Bradley Jr. When Betts got hurt, he moved to right and made a headlong diving grab on Adam Jones' liner.

He gave up a run on a sacrifice fly in the first inning, but shut down the O's the rest of the way. Numbers like that don't lie, and I think you have to take the Red Sox on the run line to maximize the value of the bet.

"We have a lot of sluggers on this team", Cora said. Chris Sale has dominated in his three starts this season, conceding only two runs in his 17 innings logged, and he features a dazzling 2.88 ERA career ERA against the Orioles. Manager Alex Cora said LHP David Price, who left in the first inning Wednesday with tingling in his pitching hand, will start Tuesday night when the Red Sox open a three-game series at the Los Angeles Angels.


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