Recap - Sox Fall To Orioles But Stay 2 Up

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Orioles erupted for five runs in the second inning en route to a 6-3 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park Tuesday night.

Boston did not lose any ground in the AL East, though, as second-place Toronto also lost to keep the Red Sox lead at two. The Orioles and Blue Jays are now tied for second place.

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Baltimore belted three home runs, two of them off Boston starter Drew Pomeranz whose record fell to 10-12 with the loss.

Travis Shaw had three hits for the Red Sox, including his 33rd double of the season. Dustin Pedroia and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had two hits; Xander Bogaerts (pictured) hit his 19th home run of the year in the fifth inning.

You want some good news out of the loss?

The Red Sox bullpen - a major sore spot for much of the season - provided seven strong innings of relief. Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes, Robbie Ross Jr., Noe Ramirez and Fernando Abad combined to allow just one run on five hits and four walks while striking out seven.

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