Porcello throws 6 shutout innings as Red Sox top Orioles 5-3

BALTIMORE (AP) The Boston Red Sox are dominating most major league teams this season, so it comes as no surprise that they've had their way against the worst of the bunch.

Rick Porcello scattered six hits over six scoreless innings, Mitch Moreland homered and Boston breezed past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Monday night.

Andrew Benintendi drove in two runs for the AL East leaders, who have won 15 of 17 to move 40 games over .500 (71-31) for the first time since 1949.

''The team is playing amazing. It's pitching, hitting, running bases,'' said center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., who contributed a sensational catch. ''Any time you are playing the game the right way and guys are executing, it makes for some wins. That's what we've been able to do.''

Working through rain delays of 43 and 19 minutes, Porcello (12-4) struck out six and walked one in surpassing his win total of 2017. It was a nice bounce-back performance by the 2016 AL Cy Young Award winner, who allowed eight runs in two innings against Toronto in his last outing.

''We've built a nice foundation for ourselves so far this season,'' the right-hander said. ''We still have a lot of baseball to play and we've got to keep going. It's not like we're winning this division by 15 games. The Yankees are right there.''

The Orioles are not. With a 28-73 record, they're 42 1/2 games behind Boston. The Red Sox are 10-1 against Baltimore this season and have won nine straight at Camden Yards.

Since trading shortstop Manny Machado at the All-Star break, the Orioles have lost four in a row. Machado's cubicle is now occupied by Jonathan Schoop, who homered and doubled in the loss.

''He told them to give me his locker,'' Schoop said. ''It's different, but I'm trying to get through it. It's hard without him.''

After Schoop hit a two-run homer off Brandon Workman in the eighth, Craig Kimbrel gave up an RBI single to Caleb Joseph in the ninth but earned his 32nd save.

Kevin Gausman (4-8) gave up five runs, three hits and three walks for Baltimore. He came undone during Boston's four-run fifth, when he issued three straight walks - the last with the bases loaded - and a two-run double to Benintendi.

''I'm sure the rain delays had something to do with it,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. ''It's tough on both pitchers, starting and stopping, the time between pitching.''

Moreland made it 1-0 in the second with his 12th home run. Two rain delays later, the Orioles missed a chance to pull even in the third when Jace Peterson was easily thrown out trying to score from first on a two-out double by Schoop.

In the fourth, with a runner on third and one out, Porcello struck out Chris Davis and Trey Mancini.

GREAT GRAB

Bradley robbed Mancini of extra bases with a superb running catch , reaching over his head to snag a ball in front of the center-field wall.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (right ankle sprain) will be in a walking boot for another week. ''He texted me the other day that he feels good, whatever that means,'' manager Alex Cora said. ... 2B Dustin Pedroia (knee surgery) is recovering at home in Arizona, and evidently not close to coming off the DL. ''When we get back home (Thursday) we'll probably address where he's at and go from there,'' Cora said.

Orioles: OF Craig Gentry (broken rib) and INF Steve Wilkerson (left oblique strain) have started baseball activities. ... RHP Darren O'Day (hamstring surgery) arrived on crutches to begin a long rehab program under trainer Brian Ebel that will extend well into the offseason.

WHY WORRY?

When it comes to the rain, Cora knows it's pointless to overthink it.

''When they tell us we're not playing, we go to the hotel. If we play, we play,'' he said. ''I don't spend a lot of time watching the Weather Channel.''

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-3, 6.81 ERA) comes off the disabled list to make his first start since May 31. He had left biceps tendinitis. In his last rehab start, he pitched six innings of one-hit ball and had ''conviction behind the pitches,'' according to Cora.

Orioles: Rookie RHP Yefry Ramirez (0-3, 3.09 ERA) makes his fifth career start, still in pursuit of his first major league win.

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BOS71-31
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BAL28-73
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  • W: R. Porcello (12-4)L: K. Gausman (4-8)S: C. Kimbrel (32)
  • HR: BOS - M. Moreland (12), BAL - J. Schoop (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF50100016.350.437.6631.100-0.5
A. Benintendi LF40220000.305.387.525.9125.0
J. Martinez DH40110001.321.386.6291.0154.0
M. Moreland 1B31111102.274.349.498.8477.0
X. Bogaerts SS41100011.283.350.532.8822.5
B. Holt 2B30000101.283.359.377.7361.0
R. Devers 3B31100110.239.290.416.7062.5
S. Leon C21000100.229.282.350.6332.0
J. Bradley CF21010200.210.298.351.6494.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham SS41200002.215.267.309.5763.0
    J. Schoop 2B41221002.235.267.417.6849.0
    A. Jones CF40100011.277.302.423.7250.5
    M. Trumbo DH40100010.252.313.444.7570.5
    C. Davis 1B40000012.155.229.276.505-0.5
    T. Mancini LF40100011.218.291.363.6541.5
    R. Nunez 3B41100031.176.232.314.5461.5
    C. Joseph C40210010.219.255.363.6182.5
    J. Peterson RF30100112.199.317.340.6581.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Benintendi (26), X. Bogaerts (29)
      • HR - M. Moreland (12)
      • SH - S. Leon (2)
      • RBI - A. Benintendi 2 (61), J. Martinez (82), M. Moreland (47), J. Bradley (36)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Benintendi 2 (21), J. Martinez (22)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Schoop (18), T. Mancini (14), R. Nunez (4)
      • HR - J. Schoop (13)
      • RBI - J. Schoop 2 (29), C. Joseph (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Martinez (3)
      • CS - M. Betts (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Benintendi (7)
      • DP - (Moreland-Bogaerts)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Jones (2)
      • DP - 2 (Beckham-Schoop-Davis; Jones-Schoop)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (W, 12-4)6.06001603.931.2424.0
      R. Brasier1.01000200.000.713.0
      B. Workman1.02220112.891.02-0.5
      C. Kimbrel (S, 32)1.02110001.900.917.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (W, 12-4)6.0
      R. Brasier1.0
      B. Workman1.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 32)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman (L, 4-8)4.23553214.541.37-3.0
      M. Castro3.03001103.321.415.5
      J. Marinez1.11002001.931.710.0
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman (L, 4-8)4.2
      M. Castro3.0
      J. Marinez1.1
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 90-55, R. Brasier 19-13, B. Workman 18-11, C. Kimbrel 14-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 3-7, C. Kimbrel 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 23, R. Brasier 4, B. Workman 5, C. Kimbrel 4
      • Balks - R. Porcello
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 79-44, M. Castro 53-33, J. Marinez 23-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 6-6, M. Castro 6-0, J. Marinez 2-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 20, M. Castro 11, J. Marinez 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      BOS71-31
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      BAL28-73
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF50100016.350.437.6631.100-0.5
      A. Benintendi LF40220000.305.387.525.9125.0
      J. Martinez DH40110001.321.386.6291.0154.0
      M. Moreland 1B31111102.274.349.498.8477.0
      X. Bogaerts SS41100011.283.350.532.8822.5
      B. Holt 2B30000101.283.359.377.7361.0
      R. Devers 3B31100110.239.290.416.7062.5
      S. Leon C21000100.229.282.350.6332.0
      J. Bradley CF21010200.210.298.351.6494.0
      Total3057516311-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Beckham SS41200002.215.267.309.5763.0
        J. Schoop 2B41221002.235.267.417.6849.0
        A. Jones CF40100011.277.302.423.7250.5
        M. Trumbo DH40100010.252.313.444.7570.5
        C. Davis 1B40000012.155.229.276.505-0.5
        T. Mancini LF40100011.218.291.363.6541.5
        R. Nunez 3B41100031.176.232.314.5461.5
        C. Joseph C40210010.219.255.363.6182.5
        J. Peterson RF30100112.199.317.340.6581.5
        Total35311311911-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Benintendi (26), X. Bogaerts (29)
          • HR - M. Moreland (12)
          • SH - S. Leon (2)
          • RBI - A. Benintendi 2 (61), J. Martinez (82), M. Moreland (47), J. Bradley (36)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Benintendi 2 (21), J. Martinez (22)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Schoop (18), T. Mancini (14), R. Nunez (4)
          • HR - J. Schoop (13)
          • RBI - J. Schoop 2 (29), C. Joseph (10)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Martinez (3)
          • CS - M. Betts (3)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - A. Benintendi (7)
          • DP - (Moreland-Bogaerts)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - A. Jones (2)
          • DP - 2 (Beckham-Schoop-Davis; Jones-Schoop)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Porcello (W, 12-4)6.06001603.931.2424.0
          R. Brasier1.01000200.000.713.0
          B. Workman1.02220112.891.02-0.5
          C. Kimbrel (S, 32)1.02110001.900.917.0
          Total9.01133191---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Porcello (W, 12-4)6.0
          R. Brasier1.0
          B. Workman1.0
          C. Kimbrel (S, 32)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Gausman (L, 4-8)4.23553214.541.37-3.0
          M. Castro3.03001103.321.415.5
          J. Marinez1.11002001.931.710.0
          Total9.0755631---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Gausman (L, 4-8)4.2
          M. Castro3.0
          J. Marinez1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 90-55, R. Brasier 19-13, B. Workman 18-11, C. Kimbrel 14-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 3-7, C. Kimbrel 1-1
          • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 23, R. Brasier 4, B. Workman 5, C. Kimbrel 4
          • Balks - R. Porcello
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 79-44, M. Castro 53-33, J. Marinez 23-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 6-6, M. Castro 6-0, J. Marinez 2-1
          • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 20, M. Castro 11, J. Marinez 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Joseph singled to left center, Nunez scored53
          • 8TH INNING
            Schoop homered to left, Beckham scored52
          • 5TH INNING
            Martinez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Bradley scored, Benintendi to third50
            Benintendi doubled to deep left, Devers and Leon scored, Bradley to third40
            Bradley walked, Bogaerts scored, Devers to third, Leon to second20
          • 2ND INNING
            Moreland homered to center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Marinez Pitching:
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holt walked
            • R. Devers: Ball, Devers reached on an infield single to third, Holt to second
            • S. Leon: Foul, Leon hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Holt to third, Devers to second
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley walked
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts lined into double play center to second, Devers out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Craig Kimbrel relieved Brandon Workman
            • T. Mancini: Mancini lined out to right
            • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Nunez doubled to left center
            • C. Joseph: Joseph singled to left center, Nunez scored
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Peterson grounded into double play first to shortstop, Joseph out at second
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • M. Castro Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi singled to left
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Benintendi out at second
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked
            • Jhan Marinez relieved Miguel Castro
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Foul, Bogaerts grounded into fielder's choice to third, Moreland out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Brandon Workman relieved Ryan Brasier
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham reached on an infield single to third
            • J. Schoop: Schoop homered to left, Beckham scored
            • A. Jones: Ball, Jones flied out to deep right
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Davis flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Castro Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Leon grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Betts singled to left
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Brasier relieved Rick Porcello
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mancini lined out to center
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Nunez struck out on foul tip
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Joseph singled to center
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Castro Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Holt grounded out to second
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Devers grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop flied out to left
            • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Trumbo singled to left
            • C. Davis: Ball, Davis flied out to center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts doubled to right
            • B. Holt: Holt grounded out to second, Bogaerts to third
            • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Devers walked
            • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Leon walked, Devers to second
            • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley walked, Bogaerts scored, Devers to third, Leon to second
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Benintendi doubled to deep left, Devers and Leon scored, Bradley to third
            • Miguel Castro relieved Kevin Gausman
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Bradley scored, Benintendi to third
            • M. Moreland: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez stole second, Moreland grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Nunez struck out on foul tip
            • C. Joseph: Joseph grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peterson singled to right
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham flied out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to second
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Martinez flied out to right
            • M. Moreland: Moreland flied out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones singled to right
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Trumbo grounded out to third, Jones to second
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Jones to third on balk, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Leon lined out to left
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bradley flied out to center
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Betts flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • C. Joseph: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peterson walked
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Beckham flied out to center
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Schoop doubled to deep left, Peterson out at home
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Moreland homered to center
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holt grounded out to second
            • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Trumbo flied out to center
            • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded out to second
            • T. Mancini: Mancini doubled to left
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Betts flied out to deep center
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop popped out to second
            • A. Jones: Jones lined out to left
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Beckham out at second, Beckham out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)