Recap - Brock Star powers Sox to win 7-5 over Orioles

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Brock Holt's 3-run homer in the top of the 8th inning snapped a 4-4 tie as the Red Sox opened their weekend series with a 7-5 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards.

For Holt (pictured) it was his 1st home run of the year; it came off Baltimore reliever Darren O'Day.

The Orioles jumped out to a 2-0 lead off Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello in the bottom of the bottom of the 4th inning on Jimmy Paredes' 2nd home run of the season.

David Ortiz put Boston on top in the top of the 5th inning with his 4th home run of the season, driving in Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia. Hanley Ramirez followed with his 6th home run of the year to give the Red Sox a 4-2 lead.

The Orioles scored single runs in the 5th and 7th innings to knot the game at 4.

Porcello went 6 innings, charged with 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. Alexi Ogando was the winner in relief; Koji Uehara picked up his 3rd save of the year.

Betts, Ortiz, Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval and Holt each had 2 hits for Boston in the win.

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