Schoop, Beckham HRs lift Orioles over Red Sox 7-6

BALTIMORE (AP) Leading the Boston Red Sox by two runs entering the ninth inning, the Baltimore Orioles opted to look toward the future rather than the moment at hand.

Instead of summoning reliable closer Zach Britton, Orioles manager Buck Showalter called upon Brad Brach to seal the victory in the rain. Britton was about to be shipped out of town, and so he watched from the bullpen as Baltimore squeezed past Boston 7-6 on Tuesday night.

The Yankees acquired Britton for three pitching prospects, the teams announced late Tuesday night. Baltimore will get minor league right-handers Dillon Tate and Cody Carroll and left-hander Josh Rogers.

Brach, another reliever the Orioles want to trade, earned his 11th save. He put the potential tying run on second base before getting Mookie Betts to hit into a game-ending double play.

It was only the third loss in 18 games for the Red Sox, who have the best record in the major leagues (71-32) and a five-game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East.

As the game wore on, news filtered out that Britton was going to be traded.

''We heard about halfway through,'' manager Alex Cora said. ''We knew (the Yankees) were going to try and get better. And they did.''

Tim Beckham and Jonathan Schoop homered and drove in three runs each, and Baltimore withstood four long balls to snag its first win since the All-Star break.

Staggering through the season with the worst record in the big leagues at 29-73, the Orioles started the rebuilding process last week by trading All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Victories have been hard to come by for Baltimore, especially against Boston.

With Schoop and Beckham leading the way, the Orioles beat the Red Sox for just the second time in 12 games this year and stopped a nine-game home losing streak against their division rivals.

J.D. Martinez homered twice to raise his season total to 31, and Betts and Blake Swihart contributed solo shots for the Red Sox.

Coming off the disabled list to make his first big league start since May 31 after recovering from left biceps tendinitis, Boston left-hander Drew Pomeranz (1-4) gave up four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. He yielded a two-run homer to Schoop in the third inning and a two-run drive to Beckham in the fifth.

''Nothing to overanalyze,'' Pomeranz said. ''Two bad pitches. That's it. I think I am in a better place than I was before.''

Orioles rookie starter Yefry Ramirez (1-3) yielded three long balls but he struck out six in five innings and earned his first major league victory.

Baltimore made it 7-3 with a three-run sixth as Beckham, Schoop and Adam Jones delivered RBI singles.

Martinez homered in the eighth to get Boston within a run.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: The return of Pomeranz makes it easier for Boston to cope with the loss of LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (ankle sprain). ''He was one of the best pitchers in the league last year,'' Cora said of Pomeranz. ''Hopefully, we'll have him for the rest of the season now.''

STOCKED BULLPEN

The Red Sox optioned SS Tzu-Wei Ling to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for Pomeranz. That left Cora with a short bench and eight relief pitchers. ''I love the bullpen the way it is right now,'' the manager said. ''I like having the extra guy out there.''

UP NEXT

Red Sox: David Price (11-6, 4.17 ERA) works the series finale Wednesday night. Price is 7-0 lifetime at Camden Yards and 13-5 overall against the Orioles.

Orioles: Dylan Bundy (6-9, 4.57 ERA) starts for the Orioles, seeking to end a run of three starts in which he's allowed 16 runs over 12 1/3 innings.

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BOS71-32
100020021690
BAL29-73
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  • W: Y. Ramirez (1-3)L: D. Pomeranz (1-4)S: B. Brach (11)
  • HR: BOS - J. Martinez 2 (31), B. Swihart (1), M. Betts (24), BAL - T. Beckham (4), J. Schoop (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF51211011.351.437.6681.1056.5
A. Benintendi LF31000111.302.386.520.9061.5
J. Martinez DH42232011.323.387.6441.03112.5
M. Moreland 1B40100020.273.348.494.8420.0
X. Bogaerts SS40000021.280.346.526.872-1.0
J. Bradley CF41100020.210.298.349.6471.0
E. Nunez 2B30000000.249.276.351.6270.0
a- B. Holt PH10000001.281.358.375.7330.0
R. Devers 3B40210000.242.292.417.7093.0
B. Swihart C31111111.214.280.286.5666.5
  • a-grounded out for Nunez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS41131001.216.265.324.5898.0
J. Schoop 2B41231020.238.270.427.6968.0
A. Jones CF30110100.277.304.422.7273.0
M. Trumbo RF40100013.252.312.441.7530.5
J. Rickard RF00000000.193.261.349.6090.0
D. Valencia DH40200011.254.308.417.7251.5
T. Mancini LF30000101.219.293.363.6561.0
J. Peterson PR-LF00000000.199.317.340.658-1.0
C. Davis 1B31000103.153.229.274.5034.0
R. Nunez 3B31000112.167.233.296.5301.5
C. Joseph C33200100.228.268.369.6376.0
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Betts (24), J. Martinez 2 (31), B. Swihart
    • RBI - M. Betts (52), J. Martinez 3 (85), R. Devers (50), B. Swihart (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (19), J. Martinez (23), B. Swihart (4)
    BATTING
    • HR - T. Beckham (4), J. Schoop (14)
    • SF - T. Beckham (2)
    • RBI - T. Beckham 3 (13), J. Schoop 3 (32), A. Jones (38)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop (8), A. Jones (12)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Davis (2)
    • CS - J. Peterson (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Schoop-Beckham-Davis)
    • E - T. Beckham (10)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Pomeranz (L, 1-4)4.26442426.911.82-3.0
    T. Thornburg0.10000107.941.410.5
    J. Kelly0.22332004.791.26-7.0
    H. Velazquez2.11001002.501.374.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Pomeranz (L, 1-4)4.2
    T. Thornburg0.1
    J. Kelly0.2
    H. Velazquez2.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Ramirez (W, 1-3)5.04331633.491.1617.0
    M. Wright (H, 1)1.00000204.671.674.0
    P. Fry1.12110102.251.000.5
    M. Givens0.21110114.621.40-1.5
    B. Brach (S, 11)1.02101004.851.777.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Ramirez (W, 1-3)5.0
    M. Wright (H, 1)1.0
    P. Fry1.1
    M. Givens0.2
    B. Brach (S, 11)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Pomeranz (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 89-56, T. Thornburg 7-4, J. Kelly 32-19, H. Velazquez 25-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 5-5, J. Kelly 1-1, H. Velazquez 2-4
    • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 22, T. Thornburg, J. Kelly 6, H. Velazquez 8
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Ramirez 92-58, M. Wright 11-8, P. Fry 25-16, M. Givens 10-7, B. Brach 22-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Ramirez 2-7, P. Fry 3-0, B. Brach 2-0
    • Batters Faced - Y. Ramirez 20, M. Wright 3, P. Fry 6, M. Givens 3, B. Brach 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    BOS71-32
    100020021690
    BAL29-73
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF51211011.351.437.6681.1056.5
    A. Benintendi LF31000111.302.386.520.9061.5
    J. Martinez DH42232011.323.387.6441.03112.5
    M. Moreland 1B40100020.273.348.494.8420.0
    X. Bogaerts SS40000021.280.346.526.872-1.0
    J. Bradley CF41100020.210.298.349.6471.0
    E. Nunez 2B30000000.249.276.351.6270.0
    a- B. Holt PH10000001.281.358.375.7330.0
    R. Devers 3B40210000.242.292.417.7093.0
    B. Swihart C31111111.214.280.286.5666.5
    Total3569642106-----
    • a-grounded out for Nunez in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham SS41131001.216.265.324.5898.0
    J. Schoop 2B41231020.238.270.427.6968.0
    A. Jones CF30110100.277.304.422.7273.0
    M. Trumbo RF40100013.252.312.441.7530.5
    J. Rickard RF00000000.193.261.349.6090.0
    D. Valencia DH40200011.254.308.417.7251.5
    T. Mancini LF30000101.219.293.363.6561.0
    J. Peterson PR-LF00000000.199.317.340.658-1.0
    C. Davis 1B31000103.153.229.274.5034.0
    R. Nunez 3B31000112.167.233.296.5301.5
    C. Joseph C33200100.228.268.369.6376.0
    Total3179725511-----
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Betts (24), J. Martinez 2 (31), B. Swihart
      • RBI - M. Betts (52), J. Martinez 3 (85), R. Devers (50), B. Swihart (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (19), J. Martinez (23), B. Swihart (4)
      BATTING
      • HR - T. Beckham (4), J. Schoop (14)
      • SF - T. Beckham (2)
      • RBI - T. Beckham 3 (13), J. Schoop 3 (32), A. Jones (38)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop (8), A. Jones (12)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Davis (2)
      • CS - J. Peterson (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Schoop-Beckham-Davis)
      • E - T. Beckham (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Pomeranz (L, 1-4)4.26442426.911.82-3.0
      T. Thornburg0.10000107.941.410.5
      J. Kelly0.22332004.791.26-7.0
      H. Velazquez2.11001002.501.374.0
      Total8.0977552---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Pomeranz (L, 1-4)4.2
      T. Thornburg0.1
      J. Kelly0.2
      H. Velazquez2.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Ramirez (W, 1-3)5.04331633.491.1617.0
      M. Wright (H, 1)1.00000204.671.674.0
      P. Fry1.12110102.251.000.5
      M. Givens0.21110114.621.40-1.5
      B. Brach (S, 11)1.02101004.851.777.0
      Total9.09652104---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Ramirez (W, 1-3)5.0
      M. Wright (H, 1)1.0
      P. Fry1.1
      M. Givens0.2
      B. Brach (S, 11)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Pomeranz (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 89-56, T. Thornburg 7-4, J. Kelly 32-19, H. Velazquez 25-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 5-5, J. Kelly 1-1, H. Velazquez 2-4
      • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 22, T. Thornburg, J. Kelly 6, H. Velazquez 8
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Ramirez 92-58, M. Wright 11-8, P. Fry 25-16, M. Givens 10-7, B. Brach 22-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Ramirez 2-7, P. Fry 3-0, B. Brach 2-0
      • Batters Faced - Y. Ramirez 20, M. Wright 3, P. Fry 6, M. Givens 3, B. Brach 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Devers reached on an infield single to shortstop, Bradley scored67
      • 8TH INNING
        Martinez homered to right, Benintendi scored57
      • 6TH INNING
        Jones singled to right, Joseph scored, Schoop to third37
        Schoop singled to right, Nunez scored, Joseph to second36
        Beckham hit sacrifice fly to right, Davis scored, Nunez to third35
      • 5TH INNING
        Beckham homered to left center, Joseph scored34
        Betts homered to left32
        Swihart homered to right center22
      • 3RD INNING
        Schoop homered to left center, Joseph scored12
      • 1ST INNING
        Martinez homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brad Brach relieved Mychal Givens
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley reached on an infield single to second, Bradley to second on shortstop Beckham fielding error
        • Brock Holt hit for Eduardo Nunez
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Holt grounded out to first, Bradley to third
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Devers reached on an infield single to shortstop, Bradley scored
        • B. Swihart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Swihart walked, Devers to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Swihart out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 8TH INNING
        • P. Fry Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts singled to right center
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi reached on fielder's choice to second, Betts out at second
        • Mychal Givens relieved Paul Fry
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Martinez homered to right, Benintendi scored
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts flied out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Velazquez Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez fouled out to first
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Joseph grounded out to third
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beckham grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Paul Fry relieved Mike Wright
        • Joey Rickard in right field
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Nunez grounded out to pitcher
        • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Devers singled to left center
        • B. Swihart: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Swihart grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • H. Velazquez Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Valencia popped out to shortstop
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked
        • Jace Peterson ran for Trey Mancini
        • C. Davis: Davis flied out to left
        • R. Nunez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Peterson caught stealing, catcher to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Mike Wright relieved Yefry Ramirez
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland flied out to left
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Bogaerts struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joe Kelly relieved Tyler Thornburg
        • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to third
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis walked
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Davis stole second, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Nunez walked
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Joseph reached on an infield single to shortstop, Davis to third, Nunez to second
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Beckham hit sacrifice fly to right, Davis scored, Nunez to third
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop singled to right, Nunez scored, Joseph to second
        • Hector Velazquez relieved Joe Kelly
        • A. Jones: Jones singled to right, Joseph scored, Schoop to third
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Trumbo lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez lined out to left
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Devers grounded out to first
        • B. Swihart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Swihart homered to right center
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts homered to left
        • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Benintendi flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Joseph walked
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Joseph to second on wild pitch, Beckham homered to left center, Joseph scored
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Trumbo reached on an infield single to third
        • Tyler Thornburg relieved Drew Pomeranz
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Valencia struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts flied out to right
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Valencia singled to left
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Mancini reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Valencia out at second
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis flied out to left
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Nunez popped out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Joseph singled to shallow right center
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Beckham lined out to center
        • J. Schoop: Schoop homered to left center, Joseph scored
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trumbo grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to second
        • R. Devers: Devers flied out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Valencia singled to right
        • T. Mancini: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Mancini grounded out to third, Valencia to second
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis flied out to deep right, Valencia to third
        • R. Nunez: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Betts flied out to left
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Martinez homered to right center
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Foul, Moreland singled to center
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Beckham lined out to center
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)