Sale dominant before ejection, and Red Sox beat Orioles 5-1

BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Sale was headed out of the game anyway, so it didn't matter if he received an ejection on his way to the dugout.

The important thing was that Sale was dominant through six innings, and the Boston Red Sox rode his performance to a 5-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.

After issuing two walks to open the seventh in a 5-0 game, Sale (6-4) was lifted by manager Alex Cora. As he was making his way to the dugout, the left-hander yelled at home plate umpire Brian Knight and was promptly ejected .

''There are going to be points in the season, points in the game where stuff happens,'' Sale said. ''No one's perfect. Obviously I lost my cool a little bit. That's going to happen, too.''

It was the second career ejection for Sale, the other coming in April 2015 when he was with the White Sox.

''I like competing. When I feel like I'm getting something taken away from me, I get emotional,'' Sale said. ''At the end of the day, hey, we're human, stuff is going to happen.''

Sale struck out nine, allowed one run and gave up two hits in ending a run of three straight losing starts.

Baltimore has lost seven straight and 14 of 16. The last time the Orioles scored more than five runs in a game was May 24, and it sure wasn't going to happen against Sale.

''It's a bad combination, we're not swinging the bat well and facing as good a pitcher as him,'' manager Buck Showalter conceded.

Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez homered for the Red Sox, who are 9-1 against the Orioles this season.

Betts, the major league leader in batting average, came off the disabled list Monday after missing 14 games with an abdominal strain. He played Monday, was rested Tuesday and returned to the top of the lineup in the series finale.

Betts hit a 3-2 pitch from Yefry Ramirez over the center-field wall in the third for his 18th home run .

''The quality of his at-bats are incredible for not playing, what, two weeks?'' Cora said. ''I mean, the guy's talented.''

A three-run fifth made it 4-0, and Martinez hit his team-leading 22nd homer in the seventh.

After placing Andrew Cashner (back) on the disabled list Tuesday, the Orioles recalled Ramirez from Triple-A Norfolk to make his major league debut. The 24-year-old left with the score 1-0 in the fifth, but Mike Wright allowed both inherited runners to score.

Ramirez had no complaints.

''I felt awesome, excited, happy to be here,'' he said. ''It's been an opportunity that I've been waiting for 12 years. Now, it's finally here.''

Ramirez (0-1) gave up three runs and four hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out six.

Baltimore got its lone run in the seventh, when Jace Peterson hit a sacrifice fly soon after Sale departed.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Cora said LHP Drew Pomeranz's neck is sore and that the club would not plan for his return until after a weekend series in Seattle. Pomeranz originally went on the DL on June 5 with biceps tendinitis. ... 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee) has been doing some weight lifting but is staying away from baseball activities for now, Cora said.

Orioles: Orioles reliever Richard Bleier, one of the better performers on a ragged team, clutched his shoulder after throwing a pitch in the eighth inning and was immediately removed from the game. Asked for a prognosis, Bleier said, ''I have no idea. I don't feel great right now.'' Bleier is 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA over 31 appearances. ... IF Tim Beckham (core muscle surgery) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie on Friday, Showalter said.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP David Price (7-4, 4.00 ERA) seeks his sixth straight win when Boston faces Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in the opener of a four-game series at Seattle.

Orioles: After taking Thursday off, Baltimore opens a three-game series against the visiting Miami Marlins in a matchup of last-place clubs.

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  • W: C. Sale (6-4)L: Y. Ramirez (0-1)
  • HR: BOS - J. Martinez (22), M. Betts (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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A. Benintendi LF31200210.302.390.556.9454.5
X. Bogaerts SS40010013.277.338.490.8280.5
J. Martinez DH32111102.313.383.6501.0338.0
R. Devers 3B40110010.231.283.406.6891.5
E. Nunez 2B40210000.253.279.361.6392.0
B. Holt 1B30200012.309.391.436.8272.5
S. Leon C40000023.231.271.341.611-1.0
J. Bradley CF40000010.181.276.285.561-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Rickard RF50000014.194.266.375.641-0.5
    T. Mancini 1B40100021.229.305.369.6740.0
    M. Machado SS30000101.307.378.579.9571.0
    D. Valencia 3B40100022.283.353.471.8240.0
    J. Schoop 2B40000023.209.246.347.593-1.0
    M. Trumbo DH11000200.252.312.386.6974.0
    C. Gentry CF30000103.243.310.291.6011.0
    A. Wynns C20000020.214.214.429.643-1.0
    a- C. Sisco PH-C20100002.222.341.333.6741.0
    J. Peterson LF20110100.184.315.262.5776.0
    • a-grounded out for Wynns in the 7th
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Betts (18), J. Martinez (22)
    • SF - X. Bogaerts (2)
    • RBI - M. Betts (38), X. Bogaerts (35), J. Martinez (55), R. Devers (32), E. Nunez (16)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (16), R. Devers (8), E. Nunez (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Peterson (6)
    • SF - J. Peterson
    • RBI - J. Peterson (11)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - E. Nunez (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Peterson (8)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Valencia-Schoop-Mancini; Schoop-Machado-Mancini)
    • E - M. Machado (6), J. Peterson (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sale (W, 6-4)6.02114902.750.9725.5
    B. Workman1.00000000.000.563.0
    J. Haley2.02001000.001.503.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sale (W, 6-4)6.0
    B. Workman1.0
    J. Haley2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Ramirez (L, 0-1)4.14332616.231.381.0
    M. Wright2.13222116.111.81-0.5
    R. Bleier0.20000001.931.220.0
    B. Brach0.21000003.861.71-1.0
    M. Givens1.01000104.241.442.5
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Ramirez (L, 0-1)4.1
    M. Wright2.1
    R. Bleier0.2
    B. Brach0.2
    M. Givens1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Sale (7)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 109-69, B. Workman 15-10, J. Haley 31-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 5-4, B. Workman 1-2, J. Haley 4-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Sale 25, B. Workman 3, J. Haley 9
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Wright (3)
    • HBP - Y. Ramirez
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Ramirez 97-57, M. Wright 52-32, R. Bleier 5-4, B. Brach 7-4, M. Givens 14-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Ramirez 3-4, M. Wright 2-3, R. Bleier 2-0, B. Brach 1-0
    • Batters Faced - Y. Ramirez 20, M. Wright 11, R. Bleier 2, B. Brach 2, M. Givens 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF42111110.352.430.7411.1717.5
    A. Benintendi LF31200210.302.390.556.9454.5
    X. Bogaerts SS40010013.277.338.490.8280.5
    J. Martinez DH32111102.313.383.6501.0338.0
    R. Devers 3B40110010.231.283.406.6891.5
    E. Nunez 2B40210000.253.279.361.6392.0
    B. Holt 1B30200012.309.391.436.8272.5
    S. Leon C40000023.231.271.341.611-1.0
    J. Bradley CF40000010.181.276.285.561-0.5
    Total3359524810-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Rickard RF50000014.194.266.375.641-0.5
      T. Mancini 1B40100021.229.305.369.6740.0
      M. Machado SS30000101.307.378.579.9571.0
      D. Valencia 3B40100022.283.353.471.8240.0
      J. Schoop 2B40000023.209.246.347.593-1.0
      M. Trumbo DH11000200.252.312.386.6974.0
      C. Gentry CF30000103.243.310.291.6011.0
      A. Wynns C20000020.214.214.429.643-1.0
      a- C. Sisco PH-C20100002.222.341.333.6741.0
      J. Peterson LF20110100.184.315.262.5776.0
      Total3014105916-----
      • a-grounded out for Wynns in the 7th
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Betts (18), J. Martinez (22)
      • SF - X. Bogaerts (2)
      • RBI - M. Betts (38), X. Bogaerts (35), J. Martinez (55), R. Devers (32), E. Nunez (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (16), R. Devers (8), E. Nunez (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Peterson (6)
      • SF - J. Peterson
      • RBI - J. Peterson (11)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - E. Nunez (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Peterson (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Valencia-Schoop-Mancini; Schoop-Machado-Mancini)
      • E - M. Machado (6), J. Peterson (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sale (W, 6-4)6.02114902.750.9725.5
      B. Workman1.00000000.000.563.0
      J. Haley2.02001000.001.503.0
      Total9.0411590---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sale (W, 6-4)6.0
      B. Workman1.0
      J. Haley2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Ramirez (L, 0-1)4.14332616.231.381.0
      M. Wright2.13222116.111.81-0.5
      R. Bleier0.20000001.931.220.0
      B. Brach0.21000003.861.71-1.0
      M. Givens1.01000104.241.442.5
      Total9.0955482---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Ramirez (L, 0-1)4.1
      M. Wright2.1
      R. Bleier0.2
      B. Brach0.2
      M. Givens1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Sale (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 109-69, B. Workman 15-10, J. Haley 31-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 5-4, B. Workman 1-2, J. Haley 4-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Sale 25, B. Workman 3, J. Haley 9
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Wright (3)
      • HBP - Y. Ramirez
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Ramirez 97-57, M. Wright 52-32, R. Bleier 5-4, B. Brach 7-4, M. Givens 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Ramirez 3-4, M. Wright 2-3, R. Bleier 2-0, B. Brach 1-0
      • Batters Faced - Y. Ramirez 20, M. Wright 11, R. Bleier 2, B. Brach 2, M. Givens 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Peterson hit sacrifice fly to left, Trumbo scored51
        Martinez homered to right50
      • 5TH INNING
        Nunez singled to center, Martinez scored, Devers to third, Nunez to second40
        Devers singled to left, Benintendi scored, Martinez to second30
        Bogaerts hit sacrifice fly to right, Betts scored20
      • 3RD INNING
        Betts homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Mychal Givens relieved Brad Brach
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Bradley lined out to first
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi singled to center
        • X. Bogaerts: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Bogaerts fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Haley Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Trumbo lined out to pitcher
        • C. Gentry: Strike looking, Ball, Gentry grounded out to third
        • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Sisco singled to shallow center
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Peterson doubled to deep right, Sisco to third
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Rickard grounded out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 8TH INNING
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Nunez grounded out to second
        • Brad Brach relieved Richard Bleier
        • B. Holt: Ball, Foul, Holt singled to right
        • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Leon grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Holt out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Justin Haley relieved Brandon Workman
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini grounded out to second
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Valencia reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Machado out at second
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schoop lined out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Wright Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts grounded into double play third to second to first, Benintendi out at second
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Martinez homered to right
        • Richard Bleier relieved Mike Wright
        • R. Devers: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Devers grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trumbo walked
        • C. Gentry: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gentry walked, Trumbo to second
        • Brandon Workman relieved Chris Sale
        • Chance Sisco hit for Austin Wynns
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Sisco grounded out to first, Trumbo to third, Gentry to second
        • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Peterson hit sacrifice fly to left, Trumbo scored
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rickard flied out to deep left
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Wright Pitching:
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Leon grounded out to second
        • J. Bradley: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bradley fouled out to catcher
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Mancini reached on an infield single to third
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Machado grounded out to third, Mancini to second
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Benintendi walked, Betts to second
        • Mike Wright relieved Yefry Ramirez
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Betts to third on wild pitch, Bogaerts hit sacrifice fly to right, Betts scored
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked, Benintendi to second
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers singled to left, Benintendi scored, Martinez to second
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez singled to center, Martinez scored, Devers to third, Nunez to second
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Holt struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wynns struck out swinging
        • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Peterson lined out to left
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Rickard flied out to shallow center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Devers struck out looking
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Nunez singled to center
        • B. Holt: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Nunez caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Holt singled to right
        • S. Leon: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Machado flied out to shallow left
        • D. Valencia: Valencia singled to left center
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Schoop struck out on foul tip
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked, Valencia to second
        • C. Gentry: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gentry flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bradley lined out to center
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Betts homered to right center
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bogaerts safe at first on shortstop Machado fielding error
        • J. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wynns struck out swinging
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peterson walked
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Peterson stole second, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Devers popped out to third
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Holt hit by pitch
        • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo hit by pitch
        • C. Gentry: Ball, Gentry grounded into fielder's choice to third, Trumbo out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Betts flied out to right
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Benintendi singled to shallow left, Benintendi to second on left fielder Peterson fielding error
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez popped out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • J. Rickard: Rickard grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)