The Washington Post

Baltimore breaks out for a series win

ORIOLES 9, RED SOX 5

- BY ANDY KOSTKA

Between the start and finish of the sixth inning Sunday between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox, more than two hours had transpired. The frame began with a thunderous homer from second baseman Rougned Odor before a lengthy rain delay.

When the Orioles retook the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, their offense had not been dampened by the wait or the weather, and they quickly put five more runs on the board. It got bad enough that Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki pitched the eighth inning of Baltimore’s series-clinching 9-5 victory.

The nine runs were the most the Orioles have scored this season, providing more than enough support for a pitching staff that again held its own.

Right-hander Jordan Lyles kept Boston off balance, allowing just one run on seven hits and three walks through six innings — an appearance that concluded before the rain delay muddled the middle innings. Baltimore’s bullpen had thrown 102/ scoreless frames in

3 the series before J.D. Martinez’s grand slam off Travis Lakins Sr. in the ninth.

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