Red Sox Sweep Doubleheader Against Orioles
David Price tossed six dominant innings and J.D. Martinez swatted a pair of home runs as the Red Sox swept a doubleheader with the Orioles on Saturday.
Price led the Sox to a 5-0 triumph in game 1, the makeup game a July 25 affair that was called off in the second inning due to rain.
He allowed five hits and no walks while striking out a season-high 10. Price's earned run average dropped to 3.75, and he owns a 1.03 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break.
Orioles rookie righthander Jimmy Yacabonis had a one-hit shutout going through four innings, but the Sox offense got to him in the fifth, with Eduardo Nunez drilling a two-run homer to left field and Jackie Bradley Jr. connecting on a solo shot to right-center.
Bradley added another solo home run in the ninth off Miguel Castro.
J.D. Martinez was the star of the nightcap, a 6-4 win for Boston.
With the Sox trailing 2-0 in the fourth, Martinez belted a solo homer to center field. He added a two-run bomb in the eighth, his MLB-leading 37th home run of the year, which put Boston up 5-3.
Hector Velazquez went just 2.2 innings in a spot start for the Red Sox, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk with no strikeouts.
Craig Kimbrel allowed a solo shot to Trey Mancini in the ninth, but struck out Jonathan Villar, Adam Jones and Chris Davis to record his 34th save.
Chris Sale will return to the mound on Sunday as the Red Sox go for a four-game sweep of the Orioles.