Orioles snap 13-game road skid with 7-4 win at Boston

BOSTON (AP) In a season with little to celebrate so far, the Baltimore Orioles had their choice of reasons to rejoice Friday night.

The Orioles beat the Red Sox 7-4, ending Baltimore's 13-game road losing streak and finally picking up a win for beleaguered starter Alex Cobb.

''You're not going to hear anything negative out of me today. I'm pretty excited to get that first win with this club,'' said Cobb, who held the Red Sox to three runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings. ''When you see a goose egg next to your name in the win column, it just kind of turns your stomach. It's just ugly.''

Jonathan Schoop homered, Manny Machado went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and Adam Jones had two hits and drove in two for the Orioles, who won on the road for the first time since April 8 and avoided breaking the franchise record for road woes.

''I can't remember the last time we won a game on a road,'' said Machado, who doubled in his first two at-bats and delivered a two-run single for the Orioles as they scored four in the fourth and took a 5-1 lead.

Mookie Betts doubled twice and hit his 14th homer for Boston, which lost to Baltimore for the first time in the five meetings so far this season.

Cobb (1-5) got his first win as a member of the Orioles, holding Boston to three runs and 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings. Cobb, who signed with Baltimore as a free agent after spending his first 11 seasons with Tampa Bay, had his longest outing of the season and won for the first time since Sept. 22, when the Rays beat the Orioles.

''He's a big league professional pitcher and gives us a good chance to win more times than not,'' manager Buck Showalter said.

Brad Brach pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save.

Betts had an RBI double in the fifth, but Cobb was able to minimize the damage and hold Boston to two runs in the inning by getting Hanley Ramirez to ground into a double play with two runners on base.

''The double-play ball was huge. They've got so many weapons,'' Showalter said. ''They have a couple of guys in a little different world than the rest of us right now so you just try not to have anybody on base when they hit.''

Drew Pomeranz (1-2) lasted only four innings for Boston, getting pulled after the Orioles scored four in the fourth to take a 5-1 lead. Pomeranz allowed seven hits and walked three as Baltimore scored five off of him. He struck out a season-low two.

''It's just pretty frustrating,'' Pomeranz said. ''You put so much time and effort into it and you want to throw a good game for your team, especially the way our offense is. Just trying to keep us in the game, and I didn't do that tonight.''

Pomeranz escaped the first trailing 1-0 after loading the bases with one out. He survived the second and third, but couldn't get himself out of a mess in the fourth after Davis led off with a double and Danny Valencia followed with a single. Pomeranz got the next two batters, but walked Trey Mancini to load the bases for Jones, who delivered a two-run single to left. Machado followed with a line drive single to score two more.

After Schoop's solo shot off of Steven Wright in the seventh put Baltimore up 6-3, the Red Sox got an unearned run and were threatening with the bases loaded before Betts' pop-out to first ended the rally.

SLUGGER VS SLUGGER

One day after Machado took the AL lead with his 14th homer, Betts tied him with his solo shot in the third and his three-hit night raised his AL-leading batting average to .371.

''He's a dangerous combination right now,'' Cobb said of Betts. ''He's just locked in. He's where every ballplayer strives to get to.''

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Orioles: RHP Darren O'Day (hyperextended right elbow) threw in bullpen Friday, but Showalter said there's still a little discomfort. ''The good news is that it's structurally fine,'' Showalter said. ... OF Colby Rasmus (hip) could start a rehab assignment next week, Showalter said.

Red Sox: DH J.D. Martinez returned to the lineup after leaving Thursday's game in the seventh because of a stomach ailment.

UP NEXT:

Orioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (2-5, 4.53 ERA) dropped his ERA by nearly a full run in his last start, throwing seven scoreless innings Sunday while holding Tampa Bay to two hits.

Red Sox: Rick Porcello (5-1, 3.28) has allowed earned five runs in each of his last two starts, taking his first loss of the season Monday against Oakland.

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BAL14-30
1004001017101
BOS30-15
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  • W: A. Cobb (1-5)L: D. Pomeranz (1-2)S: B. Brach (6)
  • HR: BAL - J. Schoop (4), BOS - M. Betts (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Mancini LF31000211.259.341.420.7602.5
C. Gentry LF00000000.206.265.270.5350.0
A. Jones CF52220001.257.274.436.7106.0
M. Machado SS50320020.347.423.6711.0936.0
J. Schoop 2B32111213.243.284.417.7028.5
M. Trumbo DH50120004.281.292.406.6994.0
C. Davis 1B51100023.170.247.279.5262.0
D. Valencia 3B31100100.282.352.500.8523.0
J. Peterson 3B00000000.194.324.274.5990.0
J. Rickard RF40100013.294.400.7061.1061.5
A. Susac C40000013.143.143.286.429-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF51321004.371.443.7611.20411.0
    A. Benintendi LF-CF40110101.268.353.433.7863.0
    H. Ramirez 1B50000004.278.335.432.7670.0
    J. Martinez DH50200010.345.395.6611.0553.5
    X. Bogaerts SS51100002.308.339.558.8971.0
    R. Devers 3B30100102.243.290.414.7042.0
    E. Nunez 2B41210002.240.263.364.6265.0
    J. Bradley CF20000021.164.259.246.505-1.0
    a- B. Holt PH-LF20100010.313.361.478.8390.5
    C. Vazquez C31200000.191.238.235.4724.0
    b- M. Moreland PH00000100.319.404.6061.0101.0
    B. Swihart PR-C00000000.133.212.167.3790.0
    • a-struck out for Bradley in the 7th
    • b-walked for Vazquez in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Machado 2 (13), M. Trumbo (5), C. Davis (4), J. Rickard
    • HR - J. Schoop (4)
    • RBI - A. Jones 2 (23), M. Machado 2 (42), J. Schoop (13), M. Trumbo 2 (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones 2 (9), M. Machado 2 (19), M. Trumbo (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Betts 2 (18), J. Martinez 2 (12), E. Nunez (10), C. Vazquez (5)
    • HR - M. Betts (14)
    • RBI - M. Betts 2 (30), A. Benintendi (24), E. Nunez (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (11), E. Nunez (6)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - X. Bogaerts
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Schoop-Machado; Schoop-Machado-Davis)
    • E - T. Mancini
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Benintendi
    • PB - C. Vazquez (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cobb (W, 1-5)6.110331316.561.8515.5
    M. Givens (H, 2)1.00101103.091.162.5
    R. Bleier (H, 4)0.12000001.501.21-2.0
    B. Brach (S, 6)1.11001004.001.618.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cobb (W, 1-5)6.1
    M. Givens (H, 2)1.0
    R. Bleier (H, 4)0.1
    B. Brach (S, 6)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Pomeranz (L, 1-2)4.07543205.971.78-6.0
    S. Wright4.23222515.141.437.5
    H. Hembree0.10000105.231.500.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Pomeranz (L, 1-2)4.0
    S. Wright4.2
    H. Hembree0.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 93-63, M. Givens 27-19, R. Bleier 10-7, B. Brach 29-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 7-6, M. Givens 1-2, R. Bleier 1-0, B. Brach 2-2
    • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 27, M. Givens 5, R. Bleier 3, B. Brach 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 81-48, S. Wright 68-50, H. Hembree 4-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 5-5, S. Wright 6-3
    • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 22, S. Wright 19, H. Hembree
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    BAL14-30
    1004001017101
    BOS30-15
    0010200104131
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF31000211.259.341.420.7602.5
    C. Gentry LF00000000.206.265.270.5350.0
    A. Jones CF52220001.257.274.436.7106.0
    M. Machado SS50320020.347.423.6711.0936.0
    J. Schoop 2B32111213.243.284.417.7028.5
    M. Trumbo DH50120004.281.292.406.6994.0
    C. Davis 1B51100023.170.247.279.5262.0
    D. Valencia 3B31100100.282.352.500.8523.0
    J. Peterson 3B00000000.194.324.274.5990.0
    J. Rickard RF40100013.294.400.7061.1061.5
    A. Susac C40000013.143.143.286.429-0.5
    Total37710715818-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF51321004.371.443.7611.20411.0
      A. Benintendi LF-CF40110101.268.353.433.7863.0
      H. Ramirez 1B50000004.278.335.432.7670.0
      J. Martinez DH50200010.345.395.6611.0553.5
      X. Bogaerts SS51100002.308.339.558.8971.0
      R. Devers 3B30100102.243.290.414.7042.0
      E. Nunez 2B41210002.240.263.364.6265.0
      J. Bradley CF20000021.164.259.246.505-1.0
      a- B. Holt PH-LF20100010.313.361.478.8390.5
      C. Vazquez C31200000.191.238.235.4724.0
      b- M. Moreland PH00000100.319.404.6061.0101.0
      B. Swihart PR-C00000000.133.212.167.3790.0
      Total38413413416-----
      • a-struck out for Bradley in the 7th
      • b-walked for Vazquez in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Machado 2 (13), M. Trumbo (5), C. Davis (4), J. Rickard
      • HR - J. Schoop (4)
      • RBI - A. Jones 2 (23), M. Machado 2 (42), J. Schoop (13), M. Trumbo 2 (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones 2 (9), M. Machado 2 (19), M. Trumbo (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts 2 (18), J. Martinez 2 (12), E. Nunez (10), C. Vazquez (5)
      • HR - M. Betts (14)
      • RBI - M. Betts 2 (30), A. Benintendi (24), E. Nunez (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (11), E. Nunez (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - X. Bogaerts
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Schoop-Machado; Schoop-Machado-Davis)
      • E - T. Mancini
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Benintendi
      • PB - C. Vazquez (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb (W, 1-5)6.110331316.561.8515.5
      M. Givens (H, 2)1.00101103.091.162.5
      R. Bleier (H, 4)0.12000001.501.21-2.0
      B. Brach (S, 6)1.11001004.001.618.0
      Total9.01343341---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb (W, 1-5)6.1
      M. Givens (H, 2)1.0
      R. Bleier (H, 4)0.1
      B. Brach (S, 6)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Pomeranz (L, 1-2)4.07543205.971.78-6.0
      S. Wright4.23222515.141.437.5
      H. Hembree0.10000105.231.500.5
      Total9.01076581---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Pomeranz (L, 1-2)4.0
      S. Wright4.2
      H. Hembree0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 93-63, M. Givens 27-19, R. Bleier 10-7, B. Brach 29-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 7-6, M. Givens 1-2, R. Bleier 1-0, B. Brach 2-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 27, M. Givens 5, R. Bleier 3, B. Brach 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 81-48, S. Wright 68-50, H. Hembree 4-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 5-5, S. Wright 6-3
      • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 22, S. Wright 19, H. Hembree
      • 9TH INNING
        Trumbo doubled to deep right center, Schoop scored74
      • 8TH INNING
        Nunez doubled to left, Bogaerts scored64
      • 7TH INNING
        Schoop homered to left center63
      • 5TH INNING
        Benintendi singled to shallow left, Vazquez scored, Betts to third53
        Betts doubled to deep left, Nunez scored, Vazquez to third52
      • 4TH INNING
        Machado singled to deep left, Mancini and Jones scored51
        Jones singled to shallow left, Davis and Valencia scored, Mancini to third, Jones to second on center fielder Benintendi fielding error31
      • 3RD INNING
        Betts homered to left11
      • 1ST INNING
        Trumbo grounded out to third, Jones scored, Machado to third, Schoop to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • S. Wright Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Jones flied out to right
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schoop walked
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo doubled to deep right center, Schoop scored
        • Heath Hembree relieved Steven Wright
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Craig Gentry in left
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to second
        • H. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Ramirez flied out to deep left
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Martinez doubled to deep right
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Wright Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Valencia popped out to second
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rickard doubled to deep left
        • A. Susac: Strike looking, Susac grounded out to second, Rickard to third
        • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jace Peterson at third
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts safe at first on left fielder Mancini fielding error, Bogaerts to second
        • Richard Bleier relieved Mychal Givens
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers grounded out to second, Bogaerts to third
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Nunez doubled to left, Bogaerts scored
        • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Holt reached on an infield single to second, Nunez to third
        • Brad Brach relieved Richard Bleier
        • Mitch Moreland hit for Christian Vazquez
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Moreland walked, Holt to second
        • Blake Swihart ran for Mitch Moreland
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Betts popped out to first
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • S. Wright Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Machado struck out on foul tip
        • J. Schoop: Schoop homered to left center
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Trumbo grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Brock Holt hit for Jackie Bradley
        • B. Holt: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Holt struck out looking
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez doubled to deep right
        • Mychal Givens relieved Alex Cobb
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Betts grounded out to third
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ramirez lined out to right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Wright Pitching:
        • A. Susac: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Susac struck out on foul tip
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez lined out to right
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to second
        • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Devers singled to shallow center
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Nunez grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Steven Wright relieved Drew Pomeranz
        • M. Trumbo: Trumbo popped out to shortstop
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Davis grounded out to second
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Valencia walked
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Valencia to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rickard grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez singled to shallow right
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Bradley struck out on foul tip
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Vazquez singled to right center, Nunez to third
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts doubled to deep left, Nunez scored, Vazquez to third
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi singled to shallow left, Vazquez scored, Betts to third
        • H. Ramirez: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Ramirez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Benintendi out at second
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Davis doubled to deep right center
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Valencia singled to center, Davis to third, Valencia to second
        • J. Rickard: Rickard flied out to left
        • A. Susac: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Susac popped out to first
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jones singled to shallow left, Davis and Valencia scored, Mancini to third, Jones to second on center fielder Benintendi fielding error
        • M. Machado: Machado singled to deep left, Mancini and Jones scored
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Schoop struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez popped out to shortstop
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez doubled to shallow right
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts flied out to deep right, Martinez to third
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Devers lined out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mancini grounded out to third
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones singled to left
        • M. Machado: Machado doubled to deep center, Jones to third
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schoop fouled out to third
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Vazquez grounded out to second
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Betts homered to left
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Valencia grounded out to third
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • A. Susac: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Susac lined out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts singled to center
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bogaerts caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Devers walked
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones reached on fielder's choice to third, Mancini out at second
        • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Machado doubled to left center, Jones to third
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Schoop walked
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Trumbo grounded out to third, Jones scored, Machado to third, Schoop to second
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Foul, Strike looking, Betts doubled to deep center
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Benintendi lined into double play second to shortstop, Betts out at second
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)