Price is right for Red Sox in 6-2 victory over Orioles

BOSTON (AP) One strike away from a four-hit shutout, David Price happily settled for a complete game and his strongest outing of the season.

Price struck out eight and held Baltimore to five hits, including two in the ninth when the Orioles broke up the shutout before the Boston left-hander finished them off in a 6-2 victory for the Red Sox on Thursday night.

''He was amazing,'' Boston manager Alex Cora said. ''He was outstanding. You saw it. Bad swings, up, down, in and out, changeup, cutter, sinkers ... that was fun to watch.''

J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the first, and Xander Bogaerts homered with two on during a four-run fifth, giving Price more than enough cushion against the struggling Orioles.

Price (4-4) struck out eight and didn't walk a batter while winning consecutive starts for the first time this season. He cruised through the first eight innings before Andrew Susac led off the ninth with a double, the first Baltimore player to reach second base in the game.

Manny Machado spoiled the shutout bid with a two-out homer, but Price finished off Baltimore on Jonathan Schoop's pop-up to center as the Red Sox improved to 4-0 against Baltimore by taking the makeup game that was rained out on Patriots' Day.

''They're a free-swinging team,'' said Price, who threw just 95 pitches. ''You can go out there and do that or you can go out there for three innings and give up a bunch of runs.''

Danny Valencia had a pair of hits for the punchless Orioles, who have lost three of four and have the second-fewest wins in the American League. Valencia nearly had a double in the fifth, but got thrown out at second by left fielder Andrew Benintendi, one of several strong defensive plays that helped Price go the distance.

Hanley Ramirez also caught a foul pop on the top step of Boston's dugout in the second and Mookie Betts ran down a fly ball that was headed to the wall in right.

''The defensive plays that I had today, it makes everything a lot easier,'' Price said.

Kevin Gausman (3-3) went 4 2/3 innings for Baltimore, allowing six runs and eight hits while striking out six and walking two. He was pulled after Bogaerts drove a high fastball out to left with two men on during Boston's four-run fifth.

''We just got into some sticky situations where we just had to dig ourselves out of a hole and we just couldn't,'' Susac said.

The Orioles also weren't happy with the strike zone, which Susac said forced Gausman to throw some pitches the Red Sox pounced upon.

Manager Buck Showalter agreed with his catcher.

''I'm very biased, but I didn't think he got a fair shake tonight,'' Showalter said. ''There were a lot of pitches that could have and should have gone his way.''

IN A HURRY

Showalter didn't wait for Bogaerts to finish running out his home run before making his way to take Gausman out. Bogaerts said he was rounding third when he noticed - and was quite surprised - to see Baltimore's skipper already on the mound.

''I don't know if you can do that or you can't. I wasn't worried, either,'' Bogaerts said. ''I'm focused on touching the bases and getting my home run.''

HEADS-UP

The Red Sox stole five bases, including one in the fifth when Betts got a great jump with Gausman pitching from the stretch and concentrating on home. By the time Gausman threw a pick-off attempt to first, Betts was more than halfway to second.

''He threw over, but you've got to step off,'' Showalter said.

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Orioles: Susac got the start at catcher after being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk earlier in the day. The Orioles optioned Caleb Joseph, who was hitting .182 in 24 games with Baltimore.

Red Sox: Martinez left the game in the seventh with a stomach illness, the Red Sox said. ... 2B Dustin Pedroia (offseason knee surgery) will resume a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket. Cora said it was possible that Pedroia could make his season debut this month, but needs to get in some innings after just one rehab start so far.

UP NEXT:

Orioles: RHP Alex Cobb (0-5, 7.06 ERA) still looking for his first win since signing with the Orioles as a free agent in the offseason.

Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 5.47) faces the Orioles for the first time this season. Pomeranz was 2-1 against Baltimore last season with an ERA of 1.96.

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  • W: D. Price (4-4)L: K. Gausman (3-3)
  • HR: BAL - M. Machado (14), BOS - J. Martinez (13), X. Bogaerts (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Mancini LF40000012.264.339.428.767-0.5
A. Jones CF40000001.253.271.437.7070.0
M. Machado SS41121010.339.418.6611.0796.5
J. Schoop 2B40100000.240.269.390.6591.0
C. Davis 1B30000021.169.248.275.523-1.0
M. Trumbo DH30000020.288.300.407.707-1.0
D. Valencia 3B30200000.280.345.507.8522.0
J. Rickard RF30000011.308.438.7691.207-0.5
A. Susac C31100011.333.333.6671.0002.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF42300101.364.438.7341.17212.0
    A. Benintendi LF20010112.269.351.438.7891.5
    H. Ramirez 1B41200004.287.345.446.7915.0
    J. Martinez DH31121013.344.394.6561.0516.5
    a- B. Swihart PH-DH10000000.133.212.167.3790.0
    X. Bogaerts SS41231010.313.344.574.9188.5
    R. Devers 3B30000100.241.285.416.7011.0
    B. Holt 2B40000022.308.357.477.834-1.0
    S. Leon C40200010.196.241.255.4961.5
    J. Bradley CF31000112.167.263.250.5133.5
    • a-grounded out for Martinez in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Susac
    • HR - M. Machado (14)
    • RBI - M. Machado 2 (40)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado 2 (17)
    BATTING
    • HR - J. Martinez (13), X. Bogaerts (6)
    • SF - A. Benintendi (3)
    • RBI - A. Benintendi (23), J. Martinez 2 (38), X. Bogaerts 3 (24)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez 2 (15), X. Bogaerts 3 (13)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Betts 3 (11), H. Ramirez (4), J. Bradley (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Machado-Schoop-Davis)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - A. Benintendi (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gausman (L, 3-3)4.28662623.881.28-6.0
    D. Hart1.01000001.931.292.0
    M. Castro1.10002103.381.351.5
    P. Araujo1.01000006.551.452.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gausman (L, 3-3)4.2
    D. Hart1.0
    M. Castro1.1
    P. Araujo1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price (W, 4-4)9.05220814.381.2734.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Price (W, 4-4)9.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - K. Gausman (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 101-59, D. Hart 12-9, M. Castro 25-11, P. Araujo 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 3-4, D. Hart 2-1, M. Castro 1-2, P. Araujo 2-1
    • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 23, D. Hart 4, M. Castro 6, P. Araujo 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 95-69
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-12
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 31
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    BAL13-30
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    BOS30-14
    20004000X6100
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF40000012.264.339.428.767-0.5
    A. Jones CF40000001.253.271.437.7070.0
    M. Machado SS41121010.339.418.6611.0796.5
    J. Schoop 2B40100000.240.269.390.6591.0
    C. Davis 1B30000021.169.248.275.523-1.0
    M. Trumbo DH30000020.288.300.407.707-1.0
    D. Valencia 3B30200000.280.345.507.8522.0
    J. Rickard RF30000011.308.438.7691.207-0.5
    A. Susac C31100011.333.333.6671.0002.5
    Total312521086-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF42300101.364.438.7341.17212.0
      A. Benintendi LF20010112.269.351.438.7891.5
      H. Ramirez 1B41200004.287.345.446.7915.0
      J. Martinez DH31121013.344.394.6561.0516.5
      a- B. Swihart PH-DH10000000.133.212.167.3790.0
      X. Bogaerts SS41231010.313.344.574.9188.5
      R. Devers 3B30000100.241.285.416.7011.0
      B. Holt 2B40000022.308.357.477.834-1.0
      S. Leon C40200010.196.241.255.4961.5
      J. Bradley CF31000112.167.263.250.5133.5
      Total32610624714-----
      • a-grounded out for Martinez in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Susac
      • HR - M. Machado (14)
      • RBI - M. Machado 2 (40)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Machado 2 (17)
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Martinez (13), X. Bogaerts (6)
      • SF - A. Benintendi (3)
      • RBI - A. Benintendi (23), J. Martinez 2 (38), X. Bogaerts 3 (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez 2 (15), X. Bogaerts 3 (13)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Betts 3 (11), H. Ramirez (4), J. Bradley (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Machado-Schoop-Davis)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Benintendi (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman (L, 3-3)4.28662623.881.28-6.0
      D. Hart1.01000001.931.292.0
      M. Castro1.10002103.381.351.5
      P. Araujo1.01000006.551.452.0
      Total8.01066472---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman (L, 3-3)4.2
      D. Hart1.0
      M. Castro1.1
      P. Araujo1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 4-4)9.05220814.381.2734.0
      Total9.0522081---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (W, 4-4)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - K. Gausman (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 101-59, D. Hart 12-9, M. Castro 25-11, P. Araujo 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 3-4, D. Hart 2-1, M. Castro 1-2, P. Araujo 2-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 23, D. Hart 4, M. Castro 6, P. Araujo 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 95-69
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-12
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 31
      • 9TH INNING
        Machado homered to left, Susac scored26
      • 5TH INNING
        Bogaerts homered to left, Betts and Ramirez scored06
        Benintendi hit sacrifice fly to right, Bradley scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Martinez homered to center, Betts scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • A. Susac: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Susac doubled to shallow left
        • T. Mancini: Mancini fouled out to first
        • A. Jones: Jones fouled out to third
        • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Machado homered to left, Susac scored
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Trumbo grounded out to third
        • D. Valencia: Valencia lined out to right
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Pedro Araujo relieved Miguel Castro
        • B. Holt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Holt grounded out to first
        • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Leon singled to shallow right center
        • J. Bradley: Bradley flied out to left
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Leon out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to third
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop grounded out to second
        • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Blake Swihart hit for J.D. Martinez
        • B. Swihart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Swihart grounded out to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • R. Devers: Ball, Devers flied out to deep center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • A. Susac: Strike looking, Susac popped out to third
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Mancini grounded out to first
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Jones lined out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hart Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Holt grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Leon: Ball, Foul, Leon singled to right center
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bradley popped out to second
        • Miguel Castro relieved Donnie Hart
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked, Leon to second
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked, Leon to third, Betts to second
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ramirez popped out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • D. Valencia: Valencia singled to left center, Valencia out at second
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Rickard popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bradley walked
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Bradley stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Betts singled to center, Bradley to third
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi hit sacrifice fly to right, Bradley scored
        • H. Ramirez: Pickoff attempt, Betts stole second, Foul, Foul, Ramirez reached on an infield single to third
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts stole third Ramirez to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts homered to left, Betts and Ramirez scored
        • Donnie Hart relieved Kevin Gausman
        • R. Devers: Devers grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Foul, Jones lined out to second
        • M. Machado: Machado flied out to center
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Schoop reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Devers flied out to right
        • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Leon struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Valencia singled to right
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Rickard flied out to center
        • A. Susac: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Susac struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Ramirez singled to center
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ramirez out at second
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop fouled out to first
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Trumbo struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Leon grounded out to second
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts singled to deep left
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Benintendi struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Jones flied out to deep right
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts singled to left
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Benintendi flied out to center
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Betts stole second, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to third
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Martinez homered to center, Betts scored
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Devers walked
        • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)