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Orioles Win Big Over Red Sox

The Orioles set a team record for runs scored against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday with an 18-7 victory. This big win was the final game of a three game series at Camden Yards against Boston. The O’s lost Friday night’s game by a 5-7 score. Baltimore bounced back in their second game of the series against Boston to earn a 5-4 victory on Saturday.

With the big win on Sunday, Baltimore gained some ground in the AL East. The O’s have been able to drive home runs fairly well in the early stages of the season. However, Baltimore’s pitching struggles and difficulties in the field have contributed to their sub .500 record.

According to ESPN.com, the Orioles currently have an MLB-worst team ERA of 4.98. Baltimore has also accrued 13 Errors which is the 10th most in MLB. Despite these struggles, the season is still in its infancy so there is plenty of time to improve. Sunday’s big win will go a long way to help the O’s build confidence as they look to climb up the standings.

Delmon Young led the charge for the Orioles on the score sheet in Sunday’s game against Boston. Young went 3-6 with five RBIs and he scored three runs. Chris Davis also had a strong game in which he went 3-5, scored three runs, had three RBIs, and hammered a 4th inning home run. The Orioles did most of the damage on the scoreboard during the 3rd and 7th innings scoring six runs in each of these innings.

Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes each had three RBIs. Pearce has struggled recently but he went 2-3 and scored two runs in addition to his RBIs. Orioles’ pitcher Bud Norris earned his first win of the year allowing seven hits, three runs, and one homerun in 6.2 innings pitched.

Wade Miley got the loss for the Red Sox surrendering seven runs in 2.1 innings pitched. A total of six pitchers played for Boston and they allowed Baltimore to tally 20 hits in the contest.

The victory puts the Birds only 2.0 games out of the lead in the AL East. After completing their three game series against Boston, the O’s find themselves on a two-game winning streak. They will now begin a three-game series at home against the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox currently have a 7-9 record so far this season.

Baltimore will now prepare to take on a White Sox club that has struggled on the road. Chicago has a 2-6 road record. The O’s will look to harness the momentum from Sunday’s win to help them earn some more victories in their upcoming series against the White Sox.

Tim Olewniczak

Tim is a proud alumnus of the University at Buffalo and a published historian. He previously wrote for TheHockeyWriters.com where he covered the Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. He has been writing for Legends On Deck since April 2015 covering the Baltimore Orioles.