July 21, 2019 / 3:12 AM / a month ago

Bradley leads onslaught as Red Sox rout Orioles

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of three-run homers, the second coming in an eight-run fourth inning, and the visiting Boston Red Sox blew out the Baltimore Orioles 17-6 on Saturday night.

Jul 20, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Thomas Eshelman (32) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The 17 runs were a season high for the Red Sox. Boston hit five home runs overall. Bradley finished with six RBIs while Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers and Sandy Leon also homered.

Betts went 3-for-6, including a double, and drove in three runs. The 2018 MVP now has a 12-game hitting streak, and also has hit 15 homers at Camden Yards in 46 games.

Betts’ two-run homer snapped a 5-5 tie and started the eight-run fourth. Bradley’s second blast of the game drove in the final three runs of the inning.

Bradley’s first home run came in a four-run second inning that opened the scoring in the game.

In the second inning, Christian Vazquez got an RBI single, and Bradley’s home run off Tom Eshelman (0-2) gave Boston a 4-0 lead. Devers hit his 20th home run of the season to lead off the third.

The Orioles used a run-scoring double by Trey Mancini double, a three-run home run by Renato Nunez and a Chris Davis RBI single to tie the game in the third.

Boston scored all eight its runs in the fourth inning with two outs.

Betts’ homer made it 7-5. J.D. Martinez drove in two runs with a double and Vazquez knocked in another run on a single before Bradley three-run shot put the Red Sox up, 13-5.

Rick Porcello (8-7) won his third straight start for Boston despite giving up six runs in five innings. He allowed 11 hits and one walk while striking out four.

Eshelman went 3 2/3 innings, allowing nine runs (five earned) on six hits. He walked three and struck out three.

Anthony Santander went 4-for-5, including a solo homer and a triple, for the Orioles.

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