Rodriguez sharp, but Red Sox lose to Orioles, 2-0

Gausman (RHP) will be on the hill against the Red Sox, who have a 49-53 record against right-handed starting pitchers.


Kelly left in the third inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles with stiffness in his right shoulder. The lefty wasn’t scheduled to go more than six innings in this one, and afterward interim manager Torey Lovullo said Rodriguez would be used only one or two more times the rest of the way. “The changeup was a great secondary pitch today, and he was throwing it at any time in any count”.

“I don’t think it’s that big of a deal”, he said.

Ortiz homered off reliever Jerome Williams, prompting three white numbers with red trim – attached to the stanchion on a light tower above the Green Monster – to be updated in his countdown for 500. Owens (2-2, 5.25) makes his eighth start since getting the call-up from Triple-A Pawtucket on August 4.

Red Sox first. Betts doubled to center. “I’ve had a couple of outings where I’ve learned some lessons, and I’m just trying to roll on each outing and learn as much as I possibly can”.

Kelly (10-6, 4.70 ERA) had a 3.32 ERA in three career starts versus Baltimore before allowing five runs and eight hits over 3 2-3 innings in a 6-4 home loss June 23. The 32-year-old has been solid since returning from a right hamstring strain on September 8. Kipper said he asked Kelly. “We want to make sure that we find out if anything is happening in there”.

On the one-year anniversary of one of the most memorable nights in Camden Yards history – the club’s raucous clinching of their first division title in 17 years – the 2015 Baltimore Orioles delivered a clunker Wednesday that served as a resounding but unnecessary reminder that this team isn’t what it was. They have not yet been mathematically eliminated, but with there being less than a month’s worth of games remaining and the team being seven games back from the second Wild Card spot, it would take nothing short of a miracle for the Sox to be playing October baseball.

The Baltimore Orioles look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. “We still have pride”, Jones said. “We lost tonight, but we need to take that same approach going into the next series (at Tampa Bay)”.

– Deven Marrero and Brock Holt also notched RBI singles in the fourth to go along with Pedroia’s three-run bomb.


Mike Wright began the top half of the 4h by issuing a walk to Rusney Castillo and a double to Blake Swihart that put runners at the corners, and was replaced by Jorge Rondon without recording a single out. With Tyler Wilson in the fold once again, I could see manager Buck Showalter giving the stirrups/sideburns combination another shot. Can you imagine the frustration of Red Sox Nation if Boston ended up being four games out of the playoffs picture, when the team blew 37 save opportunities of 51 they had this season? However, they notched just one walk and it came in the bottom of the ninth with two outs. The Orioles have no trouble scoring as they rank fifth in the AL in offense with 4.4 runs per game.

Rich Hill with the comeback of 2015