Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Red Sox continue early charge by edging Orioles

Red Sox continue early charge by edging Orioles

The game's current runline odds sit at -115 for taking the Orioles +1.5 runs and -105 for the Red Sox -1.5. Boston has scored at least six runs in each of its last seven games.

By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press •.

The second indication came when Red Sox players already were packing up duffle bags in the Fenway Park clubhouse after their 3-1 victory over the Orioles on Sunday evening.

In the meantime, the Red Sox have two more games against the Orioles before taking on the Angels.

The team announced a day in advance that Monday's game against the Baltimore Orioles has been postponed due to expected inclement weather.

The game will be made up May 17.

The team said this will mark the first Patriots Day postponement since 1984.

Meanwhile Javier Baez hit a three-run double to highlight a big eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs erased an eight-run deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 14-10 on a cold, wet and windy Saturday at Wrigley Field.

The Red Sox are 12-2 SU and 6-7 ATS. Heath Hembree (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings, Matt Barnes retired Manny Machado for the final out of a scoreless eighth and Craig Kimbrel fanned two in a flawless ninth for his fifth save.

Hanley Ramirez rounds third base in front of Oriole Danny Valencia after the Red Sox DH hit a two-run home run in the first inning Saturday.

Jackie Bradley Jr. slid from center to right field, Benintendi moved from left to center and Blake Swihart went to left field and replaced Betts in the lineup.

Andrew Benintendi (3-for-4, RBI) tied the game at one in the fifth inning and Boston plated two runs in the sixth to take a 3-1 lead that the bullpen nailed down.

Then the slugger explained he doesn't like wearing long sleeves because they feel "tight".

"We're risky", Andrew Benintendi said after Saturday's 10-3 pasting of the Baltimore Orioles in the second game of a four-game series.

SOMBER MEMORY - There was a moment of silence commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

"I'm not saying that (Fenway Park) is an advantage for us, but we've got some guys that can drive the ball all over the place", Cora said. "Somebody that's capable of doing it is him - he played in Chicago".

"It was tough", Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said.

Alex Cobb knew that the Boston Red Sox would present a hard opening-act challenge, but the Orioles right-hander was confident he had done everything he could to be ready for the American League's most productive lineup over the season's first few weeks. That won't fly against Sale, who is stingy on the mound to begin with, and has won his last five career starts against the O's by a coming score of 31-8, including a 21-5 margin in three starts as a member of the Red Sox. Price left his last start Wednesday after feeling a "sensation" in his throwing hand.

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