BOSTON – Eduardo Rodriguez extended his recent success over Baltimore with six solid innings, JD Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox completed the sweep in the three-game series by beating the Orioles 6-2 on Sunday. they reached 11 losses in a row.
Boston has won four of its last five games after losing 10 of 12 and leaving the top of the AL East.
The Orioles have been outscored 104-34 during their second worst streak of the season. They stacked 14 losses in May.
For Baltimore, Cedric Mullins went 5-0 and ended a 20-game string with at least one hit, the longest for the Orioles since Adam Jones had 20 games in 2012.
Rodriguez (9-6) allowed one dirty run in the first inning and three singles, with six strikeouts and three walks in six innings. In his last 12 appearances against Baltimore, he is 9-0 with a 1.81 ERA. The 28-year-old southpaw originally signed with the Orioles in 2010 and was sent to Boston four years later.
Red Sox right-hander Adam Ottavino had to leave the game with a hit to the left shoulder after being hit by Jorge Mateo’s hit in the seventh inning.
Martinez’s home run hit the board over the Green Monster in the first inning off Keegan Akin (0-7).
For the Red Sox, Puerto Ricans Enrique Hernández 5-2 with an RBI; Christian Vázquez 3-1 with a run scored. Rafael Devers 3-1 with a run scored. Mexican Alex Verdugo 3-1 with a run scored.
For the Orioles, the Dominicans Jorge Mateo 4-2 with an RBI; Pedro Severino 3-0 with a scored Maikel Franco 3-0. Venezuelan Anthony Santander 4-1. The Mexican Ramón Urías 3-0.