Mark Trumbo hit the first of the Orioles’ four homers against Eduardo Rodriguez, and Baltimore beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Thursday.
Wade Miley allowed a run in seven innings, while Chris Davis and Adam Jones homered for the second consecutive night. Jonathan Schoop fired the last three-run homer to put the slate 7-1 in the sixth.
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The Orioles had won two of three games against the New York Yankees, leaders of the Eastern Division of the American League. Now, they started on the right foot a series of four clashes against another division rival.
Miley (2-3) accepted five hits and gave a ticket against the team she pitched for in 2015. In search of her first victory since April 14, the left-hander did not allow a single runner to pass the middle after the Second entry.
Rodriguez (4-2) allowed seven runs in five innings and two-thirds. The four home runs tied the worst record in his life.
Rodriguez, who emerged from the Orioles’ organization, came in with a four-game winning streak and a 1.34 ERA in six career starts at Camden Yards.
For the Red Sox, the Hanley Ramirez of 4-1 with an annotated. The Puerto Rican Christian Vazquez 4-2 with an annotated and two produced. The Venezuelan Pablo Sandoval of 2-0.
For the Orioles, Manny Machado 4-2 with two runs scored.