Wojciechowski starts 1-hitter as Orioles blank Red Sox 5-0

BALTIMORE (AP) It all seemed rather surreal, watching Asher Wojciechowski head into the seventh inning working on a no-hitter.

After all, the 30-year-old journeyman hadn't won a major league game since 2017, came in with a 6.49 career ERA and was facing the highest-scoring team in the majors.

Alas, Wojciechowski lost his bid to make history when Rafael Devers opened the seventh with a double off the right-field wall. But the right-hander was more than delighted to finish with a shared one-hitter while helping the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-0 Sunday.

After striking out 10 over 7 1/3 innings while completely dominating the defending World Series champions, Wojciechowski wore a huge smile.

''A day like that, when you're throwing the pitches and they're doing pretty much exactly what you want them to do, that's what you dream for as a pitcher,'' he said.

It was, without question, the finest performance of his life.

''Just a great day, a great team win,'' Wojciechowski said. ''Just a lot of fun today.''

After pitching previously for eight different organizations and spending all of last season in the minor leagues, Wojciechowski (1-3) earned his first victory since Aug. 8, 2017, when he beat San Diego as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.

Although he had never worked more than six innings in his previous 14 starts, Wojciechowski was operating without a pitch limit while the no-no was intact.

''It was going to be his moment for as long as he could go,'' manager Brandon Hyde said.

Prior to the seventh, the only baserunner against Wojciechowski was Brock Holt, who was hit by a pitch in the third and drew a walk in the sixth.

Wojciechowski got three straight outs after Devers' hit, then was sent out for the eighth inning. He retired the first batter, issued a walk and was pulled after his 105th pitch .

Many in the crowd of 18,173 - even many of the Boston fans - vigorously applauded his performance as he walked toward the dugout.

''Best outing I've ever had in the big leagues,'' Wojciechowski said. ''It's something to enjoy, also to look back, build upon and look at as a springboard.''

Paul Fry got the final two outs in the eighth and Mychal Givens worked the ninth to complete the one-hitter and end Boston's run of 81 games without being blanked. It was also the first time in 11 games the Red Sox failed to hit a home run.

The last-place Orioles took two of three from the Red Sox, who were 8-0-2 in series against Baltimore since September 2017. Boston lost only one of its previous 11 series at Camden Yards, dating back to May 2016.

Facing his former team just eight days after being traded to Boston, Andrew Cashner (9-5) allowed four runs and six hits in six innings to fall to 0-2 with the Red Sox. Trey Mancini hit a solo shot in the first inning and a two-run drive in the third.

''I thought I had really good stuff. I made two mistakes,'' Cashner said. ''Mancini is a pretty big hitter. He put good swings on those balls.''

Jonathan Villar added a solo shot off Heath Hembree in the eighth.

Now 5-5 since the All-Star break, the defending World Series champions can only hope to generate momentum over the next couple of weeks. Boston's next 14 games are against the two teams ahead of them in the AL East, the Yankees and Tampa Bay.

''We have a tough schedule coming up,'' manager Alex Cora said. ''It's a matter of being ready for it.''

FAREWELL TO KEON

The Orioles designated OF Keon Broxton for assignment after he batted .204 in 37 games since being obtained in a May 22 trade with the Mets. In need of a reliever to fill out a depleted bullpen, Baltimore called up Brandon Kline and removed Broxton from the 25-man roster. ''I hate to see Keon go,'' Hyde said. ''He's such a weapon defensively and on the bases. I'm sure he'll get picked up by somebody.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: INF Michael Chavis was not in the starting lineup after leaving with back spasms on Saturday night. ''Doing all right,'' Chavis said before the game.

Orioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (knee) will come off the IL on Tuesday to face Arizona on Tuesday night. He missed one start. ... C Pedro Severino played for the first time in a week after battling an illness.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: The Red Sox get to cool off under a dome on Monday night when LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (11-4, 4.34 ERA) helps open a three-game series against Rays.

Orioles: A reunion with longtime OF Adam Jones is on tap when Baltimore and RHP Aaron Brooks (2-3, 4.69) take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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  • W: A. Wojciechowski (1-3)L: A. Cashner (9-5)
  • HR: BAL - J. Villar (11), T. Mancini 2 (21)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Devers 3B40100001.323.377.568.9452.0
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A. Benintendi LF30000011.261.345.414.759-0.5
C. Vazquez C30000020.289.330.498.828-1.0
J. Bradley CF20000110.231.329.404.7330.5
B. Holt 1B00000100.344.399.451.8492.0
a- S. Travis PH-1B10000011.200.220.300.520-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Holt in the 8th
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J. Villar SS-2B32211110.258.323.412.7358.5
T. Mancini RF42232011.289.350.539.89012.5
A. Santander CF-LF40000020.291.342.475.817-1.0
R. Nunez DH20000120.245.309.499.8071.0
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S. Wilkerson CF00000000.232.275.412.6880.0
P. Severino C30000012.263.327.458.785-0.5
C. Davis 1B30110000.192.272.322.5943.0
H. Alberto 2B30000001.301.319.395.7140.0
R. Martin SS00000000.176.230.296.5270.0
R. Ruiz 3B30100021.241.309.339.647-1.0
A. Wojciechowski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Devers (29)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts, J. Martinez, A. Benintendi, M. Hernandez
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Davis (7)
    • HR - J. Villar (11), T. Mancini 2 (21)
    • RBI - J. Villar (42), T. Mancini 3 (47), C. Davis (26)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Smith, P. Severino, R. Ruiz
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Betts (12)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - R. Ruiz
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Bogaerts-Holt)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Davis-Villar)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cashner (L, 9-5)6.06442724.191.244.5
    M. Walden1.00000103.581.113.5
    H. Hembree1.01111213.441.211.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cashner (L, 9-5)6.0
    M. Walden1.0
    H. Hembree1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Wojciechowski (W, 1-3)7.110021003.911.0433.0
    P. Fry0.20000203.961.191.0
    M. Givens1.00001004.231.202.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Wojciechowski (W, 1-3)7.1
    P. Fry0.2
    M. Givens1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Cashner (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 105-62, M. Walden 9-7, H. Hembree 19-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 6-2, M. Walden 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, M. Walden 3, H. Hembree 5
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Wojciechowski (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wojciechowski 105-68, P. Fry 9-7, M. Givens 14-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wojciechowski 5-6, M. Givens 1-2
    • Batters Faced - A. Wojciechowski 25, P. Fry 2, M. Givens 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    M. Betts RF30000121.285.398.484.8822.0
    R. Devers 3B40100001.323.377.568.9452.0
    X. Bogaerts SS40000022.310.395.561.956-1.0
    J. Martinez DH40000022.285.360.506.865-1.0
    A. Benintendi LF30000011.261.345.414.759-0.5
    C. Vazquez C30000020.289.330.498.828-1.0
    J. Bradley CF20000110.231.329.404.7330.5
    B. Holt 1B00000100.344.399.451.8492.0
    a- S. Travis PH-1B10000011.200.220.300.520-0.5
    M. Hernandez 2B30000013.328.350.500.850-0.5
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    • a-struck out for Holt in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar SS-2B32211110.258.323.412.7358.5
    T. Mancini RF42232011.289.350.539.89012.5
    A. Santander CF-LF40000020.291.342.475.817-1.0
    R. Nunez DH20000120.245.309.499.8071.0
    D. Smith LF31100111.231.287.410.6972.5
    S. Wilkerson CF00000000.232.275.412.6880.0
    P. Severino C30000012.263.327.458.785-0.5
    C. Davis 1B30110000.192.272.322.5943.0
    H. Alberto 2B30000001.301.319.395.7140.0
    R. Martin SS00000000.176.230.296.5270.0
    R. Ruiz 3B30100021.241.309.339.647-1.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Devers (29)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts, J. Martinez, A. Benintendi, M. Hernandez
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Davis (7)
      • HR - J. Villar (11), T. Mancini 2 (21)
      • RBI - J. Villar (42), T. Mancini 3 (47), C. Davis (26)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Smith, P. Severino, R. Ruiz
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Betts (12)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - R. Ruiz
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Bogaerts-Holt)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Davis-Villar)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (L, 9-5)6.06442724.191.244.5
      M. Walden1.00000103.581.113.5
      H. Hembree1.01111213.441.211.0
      Total8.07553103---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner (L, 9-5)6.0
      M. Walden1.0
      H. Hembree1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Wojciechowski (W, 1-3)7.110021003.911.0433.0
      P. Fry0.20000203.961.191.0
      M. Givens1.00001004.231.202.0
      Total9.01003120---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Wojciechowski (W, 1-3)7.1
      P. Fry0.2
      M. Givens1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Cashner (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 105-62, M. Walden 9-7, H. Hembree 19-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 6-2, M. Walden 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, M. Walden 3, H. Hembree 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Wojciechowski (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wojciechowski 105-68, P. Fry 9-7, M. Givens 14-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wojciechowski 5-6, M. Givens 1-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Wojciechowski 25, P. Fry 2, M. Givens 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Villar homered to center05
      • 3RD INNING
        Mancini homered to left center, Villar scored04
      • 2ND INNING
        Davis doubled to deep left, Smith scored02
      • 1ST INNING
        Mancini homered to center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Mychal Givens relieved Paul Fry
        • Stevie Wilkerson in center field
        • M. Betts: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Betts stole second, Ball, Ball, Devers lined out to right
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts lined out to center, Betts to third
        • J. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Richie Martin at shortstop
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley walked
        • Paul Fry relieved Asher Wojciechowski
        • Sam Travis hit for Brock Holt
        • S. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Travis struck out looking
        • M. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Heath Hembree relieved Marcus Walden
        • J. Villar: Ball, Villar homered to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • A. Santander: Foul, Santander flied out to center
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Nunez walked
        • D. Smith: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Foul, Foul, Devers doubled to deep right
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to third
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez grounded out to third
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Benintendi lined out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Marcus Walden relieved Andrew Cashner
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis grounded out to second
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto lined out to center
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holt walked
        • M. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded into double play first to shortstop, Holt out at second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Betts lined out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Santander flied out to deep center
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith singled to deep right center
        • P. Severino: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to second
        • C. Vazquez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Bradley lined out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • R. Ruiz: Foul, Ball, Ruiz reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ruiz caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
        • T. Mancini: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Mancini grounded into double play shortstop to first, Villar out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Devers lined out to left
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • P. Severino: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Severino grounded out to third
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Davis grounded out to first
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Holt hit by pitch
        • M. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Hernandez flied out to center
        • M. Betts: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Villar reached on an infield single to second
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Mancini homered to left center, Villar scored
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Santander struck out looking
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Nunez hit by pitch
        • D. Smith: Foul, Ball, Ball, Nunez out at second, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Smith lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Vazquez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • D. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
        • P. Severino: Ball, Foul, Ball, Severino grounded out to shortstop, Smith to second
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis doubled to deep left, Smith scored
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto grounded out to shortstop, Davis to third
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • R. Devers: Strike swinging, Devers flied out to deep right
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bogaerts struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Mancini homered to center
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Santander struck out looking
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)