Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Red Sox's Price earns 1st win

And he wants to go out and be in control and command of the entire game.

Boston leadoff batter Mookie Betts got his 500th career hit with a swinging bunt to open the game. Against Boston, he found the zone on 58 percent of his initial offerings, his highest rate since April. The damage was done early in the game as Rick Porcello gave up 3 runs in 6 innings to take his seventh loss of the season.

He gave up three hits, struck out seven and did not allow a runner past first base until Manny Machado led off the seventh with a home run. The O's then take on the Yankees, again in NY, in another three-game series June 9-11.

"There are things we're talking about in the bullpen", Willis said.

"Sometimes then you try to overcorrect, you try to do a little more".

"I felt good", Price said. The lefty made it through six innings, and on a day that Craig Kimbrel wasn't available, the Sox needed the response they got from Sale.

Boston Red Sox minor-league left-hander Brian Johnson exited his start Saturday with Triple-A Pawtucket after 1.2 innings after following a right calf injury. Asher pitched well but sustained his first loss of the year against Boston on May 2 after allowing a pair of homers by Hanley Ramirez in a 5-2 setback.

Sale (7-2) has won his past four starts against Baltimore. The inning was over and now Tillman's first inning ERA is worse than 9 for the season. "But nothing insane. I just landed a bit different, and that's it". But going 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs had to have been a huge relief for him considering the slump he's been in the past three weeks. His is not the only Birds bat that's starting to heat up.

Boston now heads to NY with a chance to take over first place in the American League East with three games against the Yankees beginning Tuesday. Davis reached home on a two-out double by Jonathan Schoop - one of two doubles the second baseman hit Sunday.

Entering Friday's game, the Orioles were 20-11 (.645) against the American League East this season, which is the second-best division record for any MLB team. The team said Rutledge was dealing with dehydration. "You've got to be hitting obviously to help the team win". For now, Miley's just anxious about doing his part. Righty Steven Wright is expected to miss the entire rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his knee, so another fill-in option will ultimately be called upon to take Rodriguez's next scheduled start.

"I mean, it's what we're looking for as a hitter, mistakes", Ramirez said of the curve that Bundy left over the plate.

Meanwhile, the offense didn't put up a big number against Dylan Bundy but they still had a somewhat successful day against the best starter in Baltimore's rotation.

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