Recap - home runs help push Red Sox past Orioles

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Red Sox slammed three home runs - including J.D. Martinez's 200th of his career - and got a four-out save from Matt Barnes to beat the Orioles 8-5 Tuesday night in Baltimore.

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Martinez (pictured) put Boston up 2-0 in the top of the first inning with a long home run to center field, driving in Mookie Betts.

Baltimore tied the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning on a two-run homer by Rio Ruiz. The two teams traded solo home runs in the fourth before Mitch Moreland hit a three-run blast in the fifth to put the Red Sox up for good.

Christian Vazquez led the offense with two hits. Xander Bogaerts hit his seventh home run of the year.

Marcus Walden improved to a team-best 5-0 with three innings of relief of Hector Velazquez.

The Red Sox finish up the series with the Orioles Wednesday night with a chance to reach the .500 mark with a win. Thursday is an off day before opening an eight-game home stand against the Mariners, Rockies and Astros.

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