Recap - Long Balls Sink Red Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Rick Porcello allowed three home runs and Junichi Tazawa allowed two more as the Red Sox fell to the Orioles 12-7 at Camden Yards to split the four-game series. The Orioles hit seven home runs in the game including three in the bottom of the eighth.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Porcello (pictured) and Ubaldo Jiminez were locked in a scoreless pitcher's duel until the bottom of the fourth when Mark Trumbo hit the first of his two home runs off Porcello to give Baltimore a 2-0 lead. Adam Jones doubled the lead with a two-run shot of his own.

The Red Sox climbed back into the game with five runs in the top of the sixth to take a brief 5-4 lead before Tazawa's meltdown.

Xander Bogaerts had a two-RBI single in the sixth to extend his consecutive game hitting streak to 26 games. David Ortiz hit his 16th home run of the year and now has a ten-game hitting streak of his own.

Somehow, the Orioles managed to keep Mookie Betts in the yard after he had hit five home runs in the prior two games.

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