Recap - Papi & JBJ Go Deep In Red Sox Win

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Home runs by Jackie Bradley Jr. and David Ortiz backed 6.1 strong innings from Eduardo Rodriguez as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 5-2 at Camden Yards.

The win was the sixth in a row for Boston, dropping Baltimore five games out in the American League East.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox got on the board in the top of the third inning on an RBI ground out by Hanley Ramirez that scored Mookie Betts. JBJ made it 2-0 an inning later with his 26th home run of the year.

Rodriquez (pictured) kept the Orioles hitless until rookie Trey Mancini slammed a one-out home run to left center in the fifth inning. Not only was it Baltimore's first hit of the game; it was also Mancini's first career hit.

Ortiz crushed his 539th career home run with two aboard in the top of the seventh inning off Orioles starter Kevin Gausman, knocking him out of the game.

Rodriguez won for just the second time in his last seventeen starts. He was charged with two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Craig Kimbrel closed out the ninth inning for his 27th save of the year.

Betts had three hits in the win and reached the 200-hit mark for the year, the first in the major leagues in 2016.

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