Gausman ejected after hitting batter, Red Sox top O's 4-2

BOSTON (AP) Major League Baseball told the Red Sox and Orioles to stop their festering feud.

Then the umpires backed it up.

Hours after a conference call to tell the Red Sox and Orioles ''Enough is enough,'' Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman was ejected in the second inning for hitting a batter and Boston went on to win 4-2 Wednesday night.

''Given the situation and the tension between the two clubs and all the stuff that's gone over the past few weeks, we're all on high alert with anything,'' crew chief Sam Holbrook said in a statement to a pool reporter. ''There needs to be an end to this stuff, and I felt like an ejection was the right thing to do at that time.''

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was tossed later, after arguing a called strike in the fifth. On Monday night, the All-Star was the target of racial slurs at Fenway Park, and on Tuesday the Red Sox fans gave him a loud ovation.

He did not comment after the game.

Gausman was ejected after what appeared to be a curveball hit Xander Bogaerts. Catcher Caleb Joseph slammed his mask on the plate and manager Buck Showalter bolted from the dugout to argue. Gausman looked puzzled, at first, and then hollered.

Gausman said it was ''pretty bush league'' that he was tossed, especially since Red Sox starter Chris Sale was merely warned after throwing a pitch behind Manny Machado the night before.

''He did it on purpose, and everybody knew it,'' Gausman said. ''For him to get away with it, and I hit a guy with a curveball and they throw me out of the game, that's pretty ridiculous.''

Josh Rutledge drove in a pair of runs for Boston after entering the game in the first inning when starting third baseman Marco Hernandez left with a strained left shoulder. Drew Pomeranz (3-1) gave up two runs on five hits, his fourth time in five starts he's allowed two or fewer runs.

Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth, fanning Machado to end it for his 10th save.

Gausman (1-3) took the loss. Reliever Richard Bleier allowed Bogaerts to score on Rutledge's single in the second.

THE CALL

Torre held a conference call with the two managers, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and Orioles GM Dan Duquette Wednesday afternoon. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Torre had told the teams to knock it off, but that there were no warnings about hit batters.

''I guess the best way to describe it is: I can confirm that there was a call and it happened for both clubs, to basically address the last two weeks and to say, `Enough is enough,''' Farrell said before the game, adding that he hoped that would be the end of it.

It wasn't.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Showalter said RHP Chris Tillman, bothered by shoulder tendinitis since spring training, ''threw the ball well'' in what's expected to be his final rehab start on Tuesday. He'll meet the team Friday in Baltimore for his usual workday before the O's decide where to slot him into the rotation.

Red Sox: Farrell said knuckleballer Steven Wright, who was put on the disabled list Monday with a sprained left knee, is ''contemplating the options that are available to him and ''surgery's not ruled out.'' . Farrell also said the team hopes to get utility infielder Brock Holt (vertigo) out on another rehab soon.

UP NEXT

Orioles: Ubaldo Jimenez was slated to pitch the series finale, but with Gausman's early ejection they had to go into the bullpen and Jimenez pitched three innings Wednesday.

Red Sox: Kyle Kendrick will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday to make his debut with Boston.

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BOS15-12
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  • W: D. Pomeranz (3-1)L: K. Gausman (1-3)S: C. Kimbrel (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Rickard RF50200022.222.250.259.5092.0
A. Jones CF30000012.276.333.429.762-0.5
C. Gentry CF10000000.188.289.313.6020.0
a- H. Kim PH10000010.250.341.361.703-0.5
M. Machado 3B50000023.214.322.449.771-1.0
M. Trumbo DH31000102.200.250.295.5452.0
C. Davis 1B30100111.225.327.382.7091.5
J. Schoop 2B41100024.289.330.522.8522.0
T. Mancini LF30210010.246.267.561.8282.5
J. Hardy SS40210012.205.231.273.5032.5
C. Joseph C30100000.188.188.344.5311.0
b- S. Smith PH0000-000.222.340.444.000-
c- F. Pena PH-C10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Gentry in the 9th
  • b-announced for Joseph in the 8th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for Smith in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Pedroia 2B30110000.279.347.291.6382.0
A. Benintendi CF40000012.317.377.446.823-0.5
M. Betts RF30100101.283.359.424.7834.0
H. Ramirez DH30000102.258.327.461.7871.0
X. Bogaerts SS32100002.333.391.381.7726.0
M. Moreland 1B31100101.276.366.469.8353.0
C. Young LF21110202.246.358.298.6565.0
M. Hernandez 3B0000-000.276.300.328.000-
J. Rutledge 3B40120002.125.125.125.2503.0
C. Vazquez C40000015.368.400.526.926-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Rickard, J. Schoop (6)
    • SF - T. Mancini
    • RBI - T. Mancini (14), J. Hardy (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Hardy (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Young (3)
    • SF - D. Pedroia (2)
    • RBI - D. Pedroia (7), C. Young (3), J. Rutledge 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Betts (4), X. Bogaerts (3)
    • CS - C. Young (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Hardy (3), M. Machado (3)
    • PB - C. Joseph
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Hernandez (6), J. Rutledge
    • PB - C. Vazquez (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gausman (L, 1-3)1.00111007.551.00-4.0
    R. Bleier4.05311002.251.505.0
    U. Jimenez3.01003206.581.336.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gausman (L, 1-3)1.0
    R. Bleier4.0
    U. Jimenez3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Pomeranz (W, 3-1)5.15222704.001.3116.5
    H. Hembree (H, 7)0.22000101.233.00-1.5
    M. Barnes (H, 4)1.22000002.841.201.0
    R. Scott (H, 4)0.10000001.800.000.0
    C. Kimbrel (S, 10)1.00000301.350.0011.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Pomeranz (W, 3-1)5.1
    H. Hembree (H, 7)0.2
    M. Barnes (H, 4)1.2
    R. Scott (H, 4)0.1
    C. Kimbrel (S, 10)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - K. Gausman (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 20-8, R. Bleier 64-39, U. Jimenez 55-31
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 1-2, R. Bleier 8-5, U. Jimenez 3-3
    • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 5, R. Bleier 19, U. Jimenez 12
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 100-66, H. Hembree 19-12, M. Barnes 35-19, R. Scott 2-2, C. Kimbrel 12-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 7-3, M. Barnes 3-2, R. Scott 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 24, H. Hembree 4, M. Barnes 7, R. Scott, C. Kimbrel 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Rickard RF50200022.222.250.259.5092.0
    A. Jones CF30000012.276.333.429.762-0.5
    C. Gentry CF10000000.188.289.313.6020.0
    a- H. Kim PH10000010.250.341.361.703-0.5
    M. Machado 3B50000023.214.322.449.771-1.0
    M. Trumbo DH31000102.200.250.295.5452.0
    C. Davis 1B30100111.225.327.382.7091.5
    J. Schoop 2B41100024.289.330.522.8522.0
    T. Mancini LF30210010.246.267.561.8282.5
    J. Hardy SS40210012.205.231.273.5032.5
    C. Joseph C30100000.188.188.344.5311.0
    b- S. Smith PH0000-000.222.340.444.000-
    c- F. Pena PH-C10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total36292021118-----
    HITTERSAB
    J. Rickard RF5
    A. Jones CF3
    C. Gentry CF1
    a- H. Kim PH1
    M. Machado 3B5
    M. Trumbo DH3
    C. Davis 1B3
    J. Schoop 2B4
    T. Mancini LF3
    J. Hardy SS4
    C. Joseph C3
    b- S. Smith PH0
    c- F. Pena PH-C1
    Total36
    • a-struck out for Gentry in the 9th
    • b-announced for Joseph in the 8th
    • c-hit into fielder's choice for Smith in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Pedroia 2B30110000.279.347.291.6382.0
    A. Benintendi CF40000012.317.377.446.823-0.5
    M. Betts RF30100101.283.359.424.7834.0
    H. Ramirez DH30000102.258.327.461.7871.0
    X. Bogaerts SS32100002.333.391.381.7726.0
    M. Moreland 1B31100101.276.366.469.8353.0
    C. Young LF21110202.246.358.298.6565.0
    M. Hernandez 3B0000-000.276.300.328.000-
    J. Rutledge 3B40120002.125.125.125.2503.0
    C. Vazquez C40000015.368.400.526.926-0.5
    Total2946405217-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Rickard, J. Schoop (6)
      • SF - T. Mancini
      • RBI - T. Mancini (14), J. Hardy (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Hardy (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Young (3)
      • SF - D. Pedroia (2)
      • RBI - D. Pedroia (7), C. Young (3), J. Rutledge 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Betts (4), X. Bogaerts (3)
      • CS - C. Young (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Hardy (3), M. Machado (3)
      • PB - C. Joseph
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Hernandez (6), J. Rutledge
      • PB - C. Vazquez (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman (L, 1-3)1.00111007.551.00-4.0
      R. Bleier4.05311002.251.505.0
      U. Jimenez3.01003206.581.336.0
      Total8.0642520---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman (L, 1-3)1.0
      R. Bleier4.0
      U. Jimenez3.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Pomeranz (W, 3-1)5.15222704.001.3116.5
      H. Hembree (H, 7)0.22000101.233.00-1.5
      M. Barnes (H, 4)1.22000002.841.201.0
      R. Scott (H, 4)0.10000001.800.000.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 10)1.00000301.350.0011.5
      Total9.19222110---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Pomeranz (W, 3-1)5.1
      H. Hembree (H, 7)0.2
      M. Barnes (H, 4)1.2
      R. Scott (H, 4)0.1
      C. Kimbrel (S, 10)1.0
      Total9.1
      PITCHING
      • HBP - K. Gausman (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 20-8, R. Bleier 64-39, U. Jimenez 55-31
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 1-2, R. Bleier 8-5, U. Jimenez 3-3
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 5, R. Bleier 19, U. Jimenez 12
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 100-66, H. Hembree 19-12, M. Barnes 35-19, R. Scott 2-2, C. Kimbrel 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 7-3, M. Barnes 3-2, R. Scott 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 24, H. Hembree 4, M. Barnes 7, R. Scott, C. Kimbrel 3
      • 6TH INNING
        Hardy singled to left, Schoop scored24
        Mancini hit sacrifice fly to center, Trumbo scored, Schoop to third14
      • 4TH INNING
        Pedroia hit sacrifice fly to left, Young scored04
        Rutledge reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Moreland scored, Young to third03
        Young doubled to left center, Bogaerts scored, Moreland to third02
      • 2ND INNING
        Rutledge singled to left center, Bogaerts scored, Young to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • C. Kimbrel Pitching:
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • H. Kim: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kim struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Barnes Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Davis popped out to shortstop
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Mancini reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Hardy: Ball, Strike swinging, Hardy singled to center, Mancini to second
        • F. Pena: Strike looking, Pena grounded into fielder's choice to third, Mancini out at third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland grounded out to first
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Young walked
        • J. Rutledge: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rutledge flied out to right
        • C. Vazquez: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Vazquez lined out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Barnes Pitching:
        • C. Gentry: Ball, Ball, Gentry grounded out to first
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado lined out to center
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Pedroia lined out to center
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi struck out looking
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Betts reached on an infield single to second
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Betts stole second, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded into fielder's choice to third, Betts out at third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Trumbo walked
        • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Schoop doubled to deep center, Trumbo to third
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Mancini hit sacrifice fly to center, Trumbo scored, Schoop to third
        • J. Hardy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hardy singled to left, Schoop scored
        • C. Joseph: Joseph singled to center, Hardy to second
        • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Young walked
        • J. Rutledge: Young picked off at second, pitcher to first, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Rutledge grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Joseph fouled out to first
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Rickard singled to shallow center
        • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Machado grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Rickard out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts popped out to first
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez flied out to deep left
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to third, Bogaerts to second on 3rd baseman Machado fielding error
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Bogaerts stole third, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Moreland grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Davis singled to right center
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Mancini reached on an infield single to shortstop, Davis to third, Mancini to second on 2nd baseman Rutledge fielding error
        • J. Hardy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hardy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts safe at first on shortstop Hardy fielding error
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Moreland singled to left center, Bogaerts to third
        • C. Young: Young doubled to left center, Bogaerts scored, Moreland to third
        • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Ball, Rutledge reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Moreland scored, Young to third
        • C. Vazquez: Foul, Vazquez popped out to second
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Pedroia hit sacrifice fly to left, Young scored
        • A. Benintendi: Foul, Benintendi grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Rickard grounded out to third
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jones popped out to first
        • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia singled to right center
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi flied out to deep left
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pedroia out at second
        • H. Ramirez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • J. Hardy: Strike looking, Ball, Hardy grounded out to third
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Joseph grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts hit by pitch
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked, Bogaerts to second
        • C. Young: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Young reached on fielder's choice to third, Bogaerts to third, Moreland out at second
        • J. Rutledge: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Rutledge singled to left center, Bogaerts scored, Young to third
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez grounded into double play second to pitcher to first, Rutledge out at second
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rickard doubled to shallow right
        • A. Jones: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones safe at first on 2nd baseman Hernandez fielding error
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
        • M. Trumbo: Trumbo flied out to center
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rickard to third, Jones to second on passed ball, Foul, Ball, Davis walked
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pedroia grounded out to second
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi flied out to left
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez lined out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)