Published: Fri, April 28, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Red Sox lose night after Pedroia injured by hard slide

Red Sox lose night after Pedroia injured by hard slide

A tempestuous three-game series between the Red Sox and Baltimore wound up with Matt Barnes being ejected for throwing a fastball behind the head of Orioles star Manny Machado in Boston's 6-2 victory Sunday.

ESPN.com noted there was some bad blood in place because Machado spiked Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia during a slide Friday.

Dustin Pedroia didn't want to see the eighth-inning pitch from teammate Matt Barnes fly up near the head of Manny Machado, just missing his helmet and instead hitting his bat for a rather unsafe foul ball.

"He's trying to take a four-seamer in above his hands and the pitch got away from him", Farrell said. There's zero intentions of him trying to hurt me. "I love watching him". "That's baseball. I get drilled, and I go to first base".

"I think we've talked about it already, as a team, and we'll see how they choose to act - whether or not they choose to act professionally or unprofessionally when we get to Boston", Britton said. This was the first pitch thrown by the new reliever, Joe Kelly.

The Orioles starter escaped a two-out, bases-loaded jam unscathed in the second inning when Ramirez flew out to deep centerfield.

Fascinating exchange captured by MASN between Machado and Pedroia.

Orioles 4, Red Sox 2: Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop homered in succession off knuckleballer Steven Wright, Jayson Aquino won his first big league start to give Baltimore its fourth straight victory.

"People are going to think what they want, " Barnes said, and that is probably the only thing he said that anyone can be certain is true. It's just a bad situation, man.

Bogaerts then threw the ball to Pedroia at second where the four-time All-Star was in position to try and complete the taylor-made double play. At end of day he knows what happened, and I respect him to the end of the day.

Machado ended up making the last out, hitting a popup on a pitch from Craig Kimbrel, who got his seventh save. Pedroia continued to experience swelling in his left ankle and surgically repaired left knee and will undergo an MRI on Monday after the Red Sox return home.

"I don't know, we'll just play it by ear", Pedroia said.

"That's not how you do that", Pedroia told reporters.

"He was a little more on today, I'd say, especially early on", Mancini said of Wright.

Mychal Givens followed with two ideal innings, Donnie Hart got two outs in the ninth and Darren O'Day finished for his first save. OF Joey Rickard (sprained finger) took soft-toss swings in a session manager Buck Showalter called "very encouraging".

Benintendi, 22, became the youngest Red Sox player ever to achieve the five-hit milestone.

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