Pedroia drives in 4 runs for Boston in 8-1 win over Orioles

BOSTON (AP) After a stint on the disabled list before even throwing a pitch this season, Drew Pomeranz made his season debut a memorable one.

Pomeranz struck out six and allowed just one run in six innings for the Red Sox, who tagged Baltimore for 15 hits while beating the Orioles 8-1 on Tuesday night.

''I felt like I waited forever to get that first start in,'' said Pomeranz, who opened the season on the DL with a strained left forearm.

''Things clicked in warmups today and I just felt really good out there. I took that to the mound and just tried to hold out there for as long as I could.''

Pomeranz exceeded all expectations with the way he threw and how long he stayed out there for the Red Sox. He had a shutout going through six innings and held the Orioles to four hits before getting pulled in the seventh with Boston hanging on to a 2-1 lead.

Pomeranz's teammates delivered some extra offense late to turn the game into a rout, which was fine with Pomeranz as he got his first win in Fenway Park.

''I was letting it fly out there a little bit. I was trying to be aggressive,'' Pomeranz said. ''It didn't matter if I was throwing 90 like I was at the end or 95. It was still coming out how it needed to come out.''

Dustin Pedroia drove in four runs, including two on a bases-loaded single in the seventh, and Christian Vazquez capped off a 4-for-4 game with a two-run triple in the eighth.

Boston put together back-to-back three-run innings in the seventh and eighth to blow open what had been a close game.

''I thought we did a great job with the aggressiveness on the basepaths. We bunched a number of hits together late,'' Boston manager John Farrell aid.

Pablo Sandoval had a sacrifice fly in the second and Pedroia had one in the fifth off Dylan Bundy (1-1), who was also strong through the first six innings. Bundy pitched 6 1-3 innings, allowing three runs and seven hits.

Bundy was pulled after walking Sandoval with one out and Boston up only 2-1. The Red Sox caught a break when shortstop J.J. Hardy botched a grounder that could have started a double play and get the Orioles out of the threat.

''It's just one of those nights where a lot of things fell their way,'' Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said.

Instead, Chris Young reached and Vazquez followed with a single to load the bases. Pedroia blooped a single just out of Jonathan Schoop's reach in shallow right to drive in two, then Andrew Benintendi added an RBI single to make it 5-1.

''It just turned into ugly baseball after I didn't make that double play,'' Hardy said.

Chris Davis scored Baltimore's only run, leading off the seventh with a single and scoring later on a fielder's choice.

STRONG START

Pomeranz showed no lingering effects from the strain that delayed his first start of the season. He was good early and got stronger as the game continued.

Adam Jones' one-out double in the sixth was just the third hit for the Orioles and ended a run of 12 straight outs for Pomeranz, who preserved the shutout by getting Manny Machado on a pop out to first and Mark Trumbo's fly ball to right. Jones was the first baserunner for the Orioles since the second inning.

''I thought he settled into a good rhythm,'' Farrell said. ''I'm sure there was quite a bit of adrenaline which would be expected for the first start of a season, but he was able to stay in his delivery very good.''

HARD LUCK

Hardy said Young's grounder appeared to be the start of a routine double play before he bobbled the ball and Boston loaded the bases. He credited reliever Darren O'Day with getting the ground ball the Orioles were looking for to keep the game close.

''When you get the ground ball that you're looking for to end the inning and it doesn't happen, I think it's very deflating,'' Hardy said. ''It just kind of unraveled. It all started with that routine double play.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: RHP Chris Tillman (right shoulder bursitis) pitched two innings in extended spring game Tuesday in Sarasota, Fla. ... Manager Buck Showalter said some of his players are battling through the bug that has been making its way around the majors. ''I know we've got a lot of guys that aren't 100 percent with it, but so do a lot of clubs,'' Showalter said. ''So nobody really wants to hear somebody else complain about it. Our guys have done a good job not broadcasting it to the world.''

Red Sox: Placed CF Jackie Bradley Jr. (right knee sprain) on the 10-day DL retroactive to April 9. Bradley worked out Tuesday and said he felt great, but will let the knee recover fully before returning to the lineup. ''Whenever it's ready. I am not going to rush it. I just want to make sure I am able to make all the same powerful moves I made before with no hesitation.'' ... SS Xander Bogaerts returned from the bereavement list after missing four games.

UP NEXT

Orioles: Send RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (0-0, 10.38 ERA) out for his second start as Baltimore wraps up its two-day visit to Boston.

Red Sox: RHP Steven Wright (0-0, 5.40) is coming off a no-decision in his season debut last week in Detroit. Wright allowed four runs and seven hits, striking out four and walking three over 6 2-3 innings Friday against the Tigers.

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  • W: D. Pomeranz (1-0)L: D. Bundy (1-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Gentry RF30000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
a- S. Smith PH-RF10000010.357.357.7141.071-0.5
A. Jones CF40100010.261.346.478.8241.5
M. Machado 3B30000101.200.333.400.7331.0
M. Trumbo DH40000012.217.250.391.641-0.5
C. Davis 1B31100120.333.417.524.9402.0
W. Castillo C30200000.353.389.412.8012.0
b- R. Flaherty PH10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Mancini LF40100023.167.167.250.4171.0
J. Schoop 2B30010003.105.190.105.2961.0
J. Hardy SS30000003.105.150.105.2550.0
  • a-struck out for Gentry in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Castillo in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Pedroia 2B40240001.310.344.310.6546.0
A. Benintendi CF50310002.250.344.357.7014.0
M. Betts RF50200004.200.333.200.5332.0
H. Ramirez DH41100106.250.357.250.6072.0
M. Moreland 1B40100012.321.367.536.9021.5
X. Bogaerts SS31000123.167.231.167.3971.0
P. Sandoval 3B21010111.120.207.280.4872.5
C. Young LF43200012.250.333.292.6254.5
C. Vazquez C424200001.0001.0001.8002.80013.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Jones (2), T. Mancini
    • RBI - J. Schoop
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Moreland (6), C. Vazquez (2)
    • 3B - C. Vazquez
    • SF - D. Pedroia, P. Sandoval
    • RBI - D. Pedroia 4 (5), A. Benintendi (5), P. Sandoval (5), C. Vazquez 2 (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Pedroia (2), C. Vazquez 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Vazquez
    • CS - H. Ramirez
    FIELDING
    • E - C. Gentry, J. Hardy
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Bundy (L, 1-1)6.17332302.701.425.5
    D. O'Day0.232100016.884.50-4.0
    O. Drake1.05331208.106.00-5.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Bundy (L, 1-1)6.1
    D. O'Day0.2
    O. Drake1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Pomeranz (W, 1-0)6.04111601.500.8325.0
    H. Hembree (H, 3)1.01000105.401.002.5
    M. Barnes1.00000200.000.004.0
    J. Kelly1.00001000.001.002.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Pomeranz (W, 1-0)6.0
    H. Hembree (H, 3)1.0
    M. Barnes1.0
    J. Kelly1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 106-65, D. O'Day 20-15, O. Drake 36-22
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 5-8, D. O'Day 2-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 25, D. O'Day 6, O. Drake 9
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 91-55, H. Hembree 12-11, M. Barnes 13-9, J. Kelly 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 5-7, H. Hembree 2-0, J. Kelly 2-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 23, H. Hembree 4, M. Barnes 3, J. Kelly 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    BAL4-2
    000000100152
    BOS4-3
    01001033X8150
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Gentry RF30000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
    a- S. Smith PH-RF10000010.357.357.7141.071-0.5
    A. Jones CF40100010.261.346.478.8241.5
    M. Machado 3B30000101.200.333.400.7331.0
    M. Trumbo DH40000012.217.250.391.641-0.5
    C. Davis 1B31100120.333.417.524.9402.0
    W. Castillo C30200000.353.389.412.8012.0
    b- R. Flaherty PH10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
    T. Mancini LF40100023.167.167.250.4171.0
    J. Schoop 2B30010003.105.190.105.2961.0
    J. Hardy SS30000003.105.150.105.2550.0
    Total3215102913-----
    HITTERSAB
    C. Gentry RF3
    a- S. Smith PH-RF1
    A. Jones CF4
    M. Machado 3B3
    M. Trumbo DH4
    C. Davis 1B3
    W. Castillo C3
    b- R. Flaherty PH1
    T. Mancini LF4
    J. Schoop 2B3
    J. Hardy SS3
    Total32
    • a-struck out for Gentry in the 8th
    • b-flied out for Castillo in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Pedroia 2B40240001.310.344.310.6546.0
    A. Benintendi CF50310002.250.344.357.7014.0
    M. Betts RF50200004.200.333.200.5332.0
    H. Ramirez DH41100106.250.357.250.6072.0
    M. Moreland 1B40100012.321.367.536.9021.5
    X. Bogaerts SS31000123.167.231.167.3971.0
    P. Sandoval 3B21010111.120.207.280.4872.5
    C. Young LF43200012.250.333.292.6254.5
    C. Vazquez C424200001.0001.0001.8002.80013.0
    Total35815803521-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Jones (2), T. Mancini
      • RBI - J. Schoop
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Moreland (6), C. Vazquez (2)
      • 3B - C. Vazquez
      • SF - D. Pedroia, P. Sandoval
      • RBI - D. Pedroia 4 (5), A. Benintendi (5), P. Sandoval (5), C. Vazquez 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Pedroia (2), C. Vazquez 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Vazquez
      • CS - H. Ramirez
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Gentry, J. Hardy
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy (L, 1-1)6.17332302.701.425.5
      D. O'Day0.232100016.884.50-4.0
      O. Drake1.05331208.106.00-5.0
      Total8.01587350---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy (L, 1-1)6.1
      D. O'Day0.2
      O. Drake1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Pomeranz (W, 1-0)6.04111601.500.8325.0
      H. Hembree (H, 3)1.01000105.401.002.5
      M. Barnes1.00000200.000.004.0
      J. Kelly1.00001000.001.002.0
      Total9.0511290---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Pomeranz (W, 1-0)6.0
      H. Hembree (H, 3)1.0
      M. Barnes1.0
      J. Kelly1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 106-65, D. O'Day 20-15, O. Drake 36-22
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 5-8, D. O'Day 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 25, D. O'Day 6, O. Drake 9
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 91-55, H. Hembree 12-11, M. Barnes 13-9, J. Kelly 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 5-7, H. Hembree 2-0, J. Kelly 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 23, H. Hembree 4, M. Barnes 3, J. Kelly 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Pedroia reached on an infield single, Vazquez scored18
        Vazquez tripled to deep right, Bogaerts and Young scored17
      • 7TH INNING
        Benintendi singled to right, Vazquez scored, Pedroia to third, Benintendi to second on left fielder Gentry fielding error15
        Pedroia reached on an infield single, Sandoval and Young scored, Vazquez to second14
        Schoop reached on fielder's choice to third, Davis scored, Castillo out at second12
      • 5TH INNING
        Pedroia hit sacrifice fly to center, Young scored, Vazquez to third02
      • 2ND INNING
        Sandoval hit sacrifice fly to left, Ramirez scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Joe Kelly relieved Matt Barnes
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
        • Ryan Flaherty hit for Welington Castillo
        • R. Flaherty: Flaherty flied out to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mancini grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Matt Barnes relieved Heath Hembree
        • Seth Smith hit for Craig Gentry
        • S. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Smith struck out on foul tip
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Machado flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Oliver Drake relieved Darren O'Day
        • O. Drake Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts walked
        • P. Sandoval: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Young singled to center, Bogaerts to second
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Vazquez tripled to deep right, Bogaerts and Young scored
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pedroia reached on an infield single, Vazquez scored
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi reached on an infield single, Pedroia to second
        • M. Betts: Betts reached on an infield single, Pedroia to third, Benintendi to second
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez lined out to second
        • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Foul, Davis singled to left center
        • Heath Hembree relieved Drew Pomeranz
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Castillo singled to deep left, Davis to third
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
        • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Schoop reached on fielder's choice to third, Davis scored, Castillo out at second
        • J. Hardy: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hardy grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Schoop out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sandoval walked
        • Darren O'Day relieved Dylan Bundy
        • C. Young: Ball, Foul, Ball, Young safe at first on shortstop Hardy fielding error, Sandoval to second
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez singled to shallow center, Sandoval to third, Young to second
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia reached on an infield single, Sandoval and Young scored, Vazquez to second
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Benintendi singled to right, Vazquez scored, Pedroia to third, Benintendi to second on left fielder Gentry fielding error
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Betts reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pedroia out at third, Benintendi to third
        • H. Ramirez: Ramirez flied out to deep left
        • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • C. Gentry: Ball, Strike looking, Gentry grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Jones doubled to deep right center
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Machado popped out to first
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Trumbo flied out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts singled to center
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ramirez flied out to right
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Moreland grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Betts out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Mancini struck out on foul tip
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schoop grounded out to second
        • J. Hardy: Ball, Ball, Hardy grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Sandoval grounded out to first
        • C. Young: Young singled to left center
        • C. Vazquez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Vazquez doubled to deep left, Young to third
        • D. Pedroia: Foul, Foul, Pedroia hit sacrifice fly to center, Young scored, Vazquez to third
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo popped out to shortstop
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Castillo lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez singled to center
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Moreland flied out to center
        • X. Bogaerts: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez caught stealing, catcher to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • C. Gentry: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Gentry struck out on foul tip
        • A. Jones: Ball, Jones grounded out to second
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Machado lined out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Vazquez singled to right
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pedroia popped out to shortstop
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Vazquez stole second, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi flied out to center
        • M. Betts: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Betts popped out to catcher
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • W. Castillo: Castillo singled to right center
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini doubled to deep right center, Castillo to third
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop popped out to first
        • J. Hardy: Strike looking, Hardy flied out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland doubled to deep left, Ramirez to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sandoval hit sacrifice fly to left, Ramirez scored
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • C. Gentry: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gentry struck out looking
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jones grounded out to second
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pedroia popped out to first
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi reached on an infield single
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Betts grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Benintendi out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)