Red Sox beat punchless Orioles 2-0 in 12 innings

BALTIMORE (AP) Seems the best-hitting team in the big leagues can win with pitching and defense, too.

Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. each delivered a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, and the Boston Red Sox limited the Baltimore Orioles to five hits in a 2-0 victory Monday night.

Though the Red Sox lead the majors in runs and batting average, they managed only four hits through 11 scoreless innings in this one.

''Sometimes we're going to go through stuff like this, throughout the season,'' manager Alex Cora said. ''But the pitching did outstanding, we played great defense and we ended up winning.''

Steven Wright and five relievers combined for Boston's fifth shutout of the year.

The Red Sox have scored only 10 runs in their last five games, but perceive that to be nothing more than a mini-slump.

''We're getting guys on, we're just not getting that hit with guys in scoring position,'' Holt said. ''That'll turn.''

Xander Bogaerts led off the 12th with a single against Mychal Givens (0-3), and the Red Sox loaded the bases before Holt broke the scoreless deadlock with a fly to center. Bradley followed with a fly ball to score Rafael Devers, who had doubled.

Heath Hembree (3-1) struck out the side in the 11th and Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 21st save.

''It was a very well-pitched game by everybody that was on the mound today, from the starter all the way through Craig,'' said Brandon Workman, who contributed 1 1/3 innings of one-hit relief. ''Everybody threw the ball well. Put up 12 zeros. That's hard to do at any level of baseball.''

It was the fifth straight loss for the Orioles, who have been shut out seven times this season. Baltimore left 13 on base and went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

''We had plenty of opportunities,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''We just couldn't get that hit that's been eluding us for it seems like quite a while.''

Orioles starter Dylan Bundy gave up three hits over eight innings. He struck out seven, walked two and did not permit a runner to reach third base.

It was his fourth scoreless outing of the season, the second in a row. Last week, the right-hander blanked the Mets on three hits in seven innings.

Wright was going up against an offense that ranked last in the AL in runs and was missing ailing slugger Manny Machado. The knuckleballer allowed four hits over 6 2/3 innings. In the seventh, after Baltimore used two walks and an infield hit to load the bases with two outs, Joe Kelly entered and struck out Adam Jones with a 97 mph fastball.

Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts was reinstated from the disabled list before the game and went 1 for 5 in the leadoff spot. Betts, who came in with a major league-leading .359 batting average, missed 14 games with an abdominal strain.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia (knee), limited to 13 plate appearances this season, worked out in the Camden Yards training room but has not yet resumed baseball activities. Cora offered no timetable for the return of the four-time All-Star. ... LHP Drew Pomeranz (biceps) threw Sunday, but woke up with a stiff neck Monday that could perhaps delay his return from the DL. ... RHP Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) ''felt great'' after pitching one scoreless inning for Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, Cora said. Thornburg will next pitch for Pawtucket on Thursday.

Orioles: All-Star closer Zach Britton was activated from the disabled list, six months after undergoing surgery on his torn right Achilles tendon. ... Machado sat out with an illness that has been making its way around the Baltimore clubhouse. ''I could tell he was starting to get it yesterday,'' said Showalter, who has been battling the same malady. ... With the return of Britton, Baltimore placed RHP Pedro Araujo on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain and transferred OF Colby Rasmus to the 60-day DL.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (7-1, 3.68 ERA) started his professional career in the Orioles organization, and now he's won a career-high four straight starts heading into Tuesday night's game against his former team.

Orioles: RHP Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.98 ERA) attempts to break a run of three successive losses. Baltimore scored only one run in each of those games.

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  • W: H. Hembree (3-1)L: M. Givens (0-3)S: C. Kimbrel (21)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF50100010.354.431.7351.1670.5
S. Leon C10000001.241.283.356.6390.0
A. Benintendi LF30200200.298.382.547.9296.0
J. Martinez DH40000133.311.373.6431.016-0.5
M. Moreland 1B50000035.287.355.573.928-1.5
X. Bogaerts SS41200100.281.339.503.8424.0
R. Devers 3B51100012.231.285.401.6862.5
E. Nunez 2B40000012.249.272.360.6320.5
C. Vazquez C30000021.203.250.278.528-1.0
a- B. Holt PH-RF10010000.298.370.433.8021.0
J. Bradley CF40010010.189.286.297.5840.5
  • a-grounded out for Vazquez in the 11th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Rickard RF30000100.206.275.365.6401.0
a- P. Alvarez PH10000011.187.293.430.723-0.5
C. Gentry RF00000100.240.305.292.5963.0
A. Jones CF50200124.284.305.452.7572.0
J. Schoop 2B60000014.213.247.356.604-0.5
D. Valencia 3B50100114.282.347.481.8282.5
M. Trumbo DH40000112.254.295.385.6800.5
T. Mancini LF40000123.229.307.375.6820.0
C. Davis 1B50000031.150.227.227.454-1.5
C. Sisco C40100010.219.341.333.6741.5
J. Peterson SS40100122.178.308.248.5563.0
  • a-struck out for Rickard in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Devers (14)
  • SF - B. Holt (2), J. Bradley (2)
  • RBI - B. Holt (15), J. Bradley (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Valencia (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Benintendi (11)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Gentry (10), J. Peterson (7)
FIELDING
  • PB - C. Vazquez (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Schoop-Peterson-Davis)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Wright6.24003501.211.0416.5
J. Kelly1.10001102.730.912.5
B. Johnson0.20001004.731.42-1.0
B. Workman1.11001200.000.692.0
H. Hembree (W, 3-1)1.00000303.941.3111.5
C. Kimbrel (S, 21)1.00001301.930.7910.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Wright6.2
J. Kelly1.1
B. Johnson0.2
B. Workman1.1
H. Hembree (W, 3-1)1.0
C. Kimbrel (S, 21)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Bundy8.03002703.661.2025.5
R. Bleier1.00000201.971.254.0
B. Brach1.21001203.961.722.0
M. Givens (L, 0-3)1.12221104.361.45-6.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Bundy8.0
R. Bleier1.0
B. Brach1.2
M. Givens (L, 0-3)1.1
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Wright
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Wright 93-58, J. Kelly 20-14, B. Johnson 22-13, B. Workman 23-11, H. Hembree 15-11, C. Kimbrel 23-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Wright 9-6, J. Kelly 1-2, B. Johnson 1-1, B. Workman 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Wright 28, J. Kelly 5, B. Johnson 3, B. Workman 6, H. Hembree 3, C. Kimbrel 4
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Brach
  • HBP - M. Givens (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 104-66, R. Bleier 8-7, B. Brach 30-18, M. Givens 28-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 7-9, B. Brach 2-1, M. Givens 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 28, R. Bleier 3, B. Brach 7, M. Givens 8
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF50100010.354.431.7351.1670.5
S. Leon C10000001.241.283.356.6390.0
A. Benintendi LF30200200.298.382.547.9296.0
J. Martinez DH40000133.311.373.6431.016-0.5
M. Moreland 1B50000035.287.355.573.928-1.5
X. Bogaerts SS41200100.281.339.503.8424.0
R. Devers 3B51100012.231.285.401.6862.5
E. Nunez 2B40000012.249.272.360.6320.5
C. Vazquez C30000021.203.250.278.528-1.0
a- B. Holt PH-RF10010000.298.370.433.8021.0
J. Bradley CF40010010.189.286.297.5840.5
Total39262041214-----
  • a-grounded out for Vazquez in the 11th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Rickard RF30000100.206.275.365.6401.0
a- P. Alvarez PH10000011.187.293.430.723-0.5
C. Gentry RF00000100.240.305.292.5963.0
A. Jones CF50200124.284.305.452.7572.0
J. Schoop 2B60000014.213.247.356.604-0.5
D. Valencia 3B50100114.282.347.481.8282.5
M. Trumbo DH40000112.254.295.385.6800.5
T. Mancini LF40000123.229.307.375.6820.0
C. Davis 1B50000031.150.227.227.454-1.5
C. Sisco C40100010.219.341.333.6741.5
J. Peterson SS40100122.178.308.248.5563.0
Total41050071421-----
  • a-struck out for Rickard in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Devers (14)
  • SF - B. Holt (2), J. Bradley (2)
  • RBI - B. Holt (15), J. Bradley (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Valencia (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Benintendi (11)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Gentry (10), J. Peterson (7)
FIELDING
  • PB - C. Vazquez (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Schoop-Peterson-Davis)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Wright6.24003501.211.0416.5
J. Kelly1.10001102.730.912.5
B. Johnson0.20001004.731.42-1.0
B. Workman1.11001200.000.692.0
H. Hembree (W, 3-1)1.00000303.941.3111.5
C. Kimbrel (S, 21)1.00001301.930.7910.5
Total12.05007140---
PITCHERSIP
S. Wright6.2
J. Kelly1.1
B. Johnson0.2
B. Workman1.1
H. Hembree (W, 3-1)1.0
C. Kimbrel (S, 21)1.0
Total12.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Bundy8.03002703.661.2025.5
R. Bleier1.00000201.971.254.0
B. Brach1.21001203.961.722.0
M. Givens (L, 0-3)1.12221104.361.45-6.5
Total12.06224120---
PITCHERSIP
D. Bundy8.0
R. Bleier1.0
B. Brach1.2
M. Givens (L, 0-3)1.1
Total12.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Wright
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Wright 93-58, J. Kelly 20-14, B. Johnson 22-13, B. Workman 23-11, H. Hembree 15-11, C. Kimbrel 23-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Wright 9-6, J. Kelly 1-2, B. Johnson 1-1, B. Workman 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Wright 28, J. Kelly 5, B. Johnson 3, B. Workman 6, H. Hembree 3, C. Kimbrel 4
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Brach
  • HBP - M. Givens (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 104-66, R. Bleier 8-7, B. Brach 30-18, M. Givens 28-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 7-9, B. Brach 2-1, M. Givens 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 28, R. Bleier 3, B. Brach 7, M. Givens 8
  • 12TH INNING
    Bradley hit sacrifice fly to left, Devers scored20
    Holt hit sacrifice fly to center, Bogaerts scored, Devers to third, Nunez to second10
  • 12TH INNING
    • M. Givens Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts singled to right
    • R. Devers: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Devers doubled to deep center, Bogaerts to third
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez hit by pitch
    • B. Holt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Holt hit sacrifice fly to center, Bogaerts scored, Devers to third, Nunez to second
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley hit sacrifice fly to left, Devers scored
    • S. Leon: Ball, Foul, Leon grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 12th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Kimbrel relieved Heath Hembree
    • C. Gentry: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gentry walked
    • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gentry stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
    • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
    • End of the 12th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 11TH INNING
    • Brock Holt hit for Christian Vazquez
    • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Holt grounded out to third
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
    • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts singled to left
    • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Betts to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
    • Mychal Givens relieved Brad Brach
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked, Betts to third, Benintendi to second
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 11th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Heath Hembree relieved Brandon Workman
    • Sandy Leon catching
    • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
    • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
    • End of the 11th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 10TH INNING
    • Craig Gentry in right field
    • Brad Brach relieved Richard Bleier
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Bogaerts flied out to right
    • R. Devers: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Devers grounded out to second
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Workman Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jones grounded out to third
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Schoop flied out to center
    • D. Valencia: Ball, Valencia doubled to left
    • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
    • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 9TH INNING
    • Richard Bleier relieved Dylan Bundy
    • A. Benintendi: Benintendi lined out to shortstop
    • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
    • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brian Johnson relieved Joe Kelly
    • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis popped out to third
    • C. Sisco: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sisco grounded out to second
    • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peterson walked
    • Brandon Workman relieved Brian Johnson
    • Pedro Alvarez hit for Joey Rickard
    • P. Alvarez: Strike looking, Peterson stole second, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Alvarez struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
    • J. Bradley: Foul, Bradley grounded out to second
    • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Kelly Pitching:
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Valencia walked
    • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Trumbo fouled out to catcher
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Mancini flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • M. Moreland: Moreland flied out to deep center
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • R. Devers: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Wright Pitching:
    • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
    • C. Davis: Davis grounded out to second
    • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Sisco hit by pitch
    • J. Peterson: Peterson reached on bunt single to shortstop, Sisco to second
    • J. Rickard: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rickard walked, Sisco to third, Peterson to second
    • Joe Kelly relieved Steven Wright
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Bradley lined out to center
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Betts grounded out to third
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Benintendi stole second, Foul tip, Martinez struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Wright Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Schoop lined out to center
    • D. Valencia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Valencia popped out to shortstop
    • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Jones out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts walked
    • R. Devers: Foul, Strike swinging, Devers flied out to right
    • E. Nunez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to second, Bogaerts to second
    • C. Vazquez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Vazquez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Wright Pitching:
    • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Sisco grounded out to first
    • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
    • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rickard grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • A. Benintendi: Benintendi singled to right center
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Martinez popped out to second
    • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Benintendi out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Wright Pitching:
    • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini grounded out to third
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Vazquez lined out to right
    • J. Bradley: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Bradley grounded out to second
    • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Wright Pitching:
    • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rickard grounded out to third
    • A. Jones: Jones singled to right
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Jones to second on passed ball, Schoop flied out to right, Jones to third
    • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Valencia grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts flied out to right
    • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Devers fouled out to third
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Wright Pitching:
    • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Trumbo grounded out to second
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
    • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sisco singled to left, Mancini to second
    • J. Peterson: Ball, Peterson flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Betts lined out to left
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Benintendi singled to shallow left
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Wright Pitching:
    • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Rickard fouled out to catcher
    • A. Jones: Foul, Jones singled to left
    • J. Schoop: Schoop reached on fielder's choice to second, Jones out at second
    • D. Valencia: Valencia flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)