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Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Well that didn't exactly go as planned.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Roenis Elias (pictured) was hit hard in his first start of the season, giving up seven runs on seven hits in just four innings as the Red Sox were pounded by Seattle 8-4 at Fenway Park on Friday night.

To commemorate the occasion, Boston optioned Elias back to Pawtucket after the game and announced that...wait for it...the immortal Clay Buchholz will be returning to the starting rotation in Elias's spot.

Seattle scored two in the first, another run in the third, and put the game away with four in the top of the fourth inning.

Boston scored twice in the fourth on David Ortiz's 18th home run of the year. It was also the 521st of his career, moving him into a tie with Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 19th on the all-time list.

They added two more in the seventh on sacrifice flies by Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia.

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Jim Monaghan 6/18/2016 09:05:00 AM Edit
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