Smith homers, drives in 4 in O's 8-1 win over Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Chris Davis knows his homer went a lot further than teammate Dwight Smith Jr.'s two-run shot. He also knows he'll have his time to gloat.

Smith hooked his homer into the first row of seats down the right field line and drove in four, leading the Baltimore Orioles past the Red Sox 8-1 Monday in Boston's annual Patriots' Day game.

''He's been really doing well, there's no reason to talk,'' said Davis, smiling. ''I'll wait a little bit and talk.''

Davis also had a two-run shot - estimated just short of 100 feet longer than Smith's - projected at 408 feet into the right-field bleachers.

''Honestly, I had no clue if it was going to get over,'' Smith said of his drive. ''Whoever caught it might have helped me out, honestly. A homer is a homer. I'll take it anyway.''

Asked about Davis' shot, Smith said: ''He crushed it. That's his name - `Crush' - for a reason.''

Renato Nunez had three hits with an RBI single for Baltimore, which salvaged a split of the four-game series. It had lost nine of its previous 11 games and was 4-21 in its last 25 against Boston.

Davis halted a record 0-for-54 stretch Saturday, the longest ever for a position player. He started the season 0 for 33.

It was the 60th straight year the Red Sox were scheduled to play on the holiday. The defending World Series champs completed a 3-3 homestand and have yet to win one of their five series this season.

''It doesn't concern me. It's just a bad start,'' Boston manager Alex Cora said.

Dan Straily (1-1) rebounded from a rough debut start with Baltimore, giving up a run on two hits in five innings. He was tagged for five runs and eight hits over 3 1/3 innings by Oakland last week.

The Red Sox open a two-game series against the Yankees on Tuesday night in New York, the first meeting between the rivals since they ousted the Yanks in the divisional round of the playoffs last October.

Leading 1-0, Baltimore scored three times in the fifth off reliever Marcus Walden. Smith's homer sliced into the seats about 20 feet down from the Pesky Pole, which is 302 feet away, and came after Jonathan Villar's RBI single.

Smith added a two-run double.

Boston played short-handed, with Andrew Benintendi out with a bruised right foot after fouling a ball off it Sunday, and Jackie Bradley Jr. out with the flu.

That led the Red Sox to have catcher Christian Vazquez started at second base for the first time in his career. He handled two grounders and a tag play cleanly.

''He was smooth. He was smooth, man,'' Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts said. ''Obviously behind the dish he's pretty smooth, so I didn't think we would have a problem with him back there.''

Orioles rookie manager Brandon Hyde got his first ejection, tossed by crew chief Mark Wegner after his challenge on the ''slide rule'' at second base was upheld. Hyde said he knew he was going to get thrown out.

''To me, they just made a wrong decision,'' Hyde said. ''I didn't agree with the decision in New York at all.''

Spot starter Hector Velazquez (0-1) gave up a run in three innings.

MOOKIE MAD

Reigning AL MVP Mookie Betts was 0 for 3 and let his batting average drop to .222. He criticized himself harshly after the game, taking his share of the blame for Boston's surprising 6-11 start after last year's World Series championship.

''Basically, what I'm doing is unacceptable,'' Betts said. ''I have to figure out a way to get something done and help the team.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Smith was back in the lineup after not starting Sunday with a sore right leg.

MARATHON BOMBINGS MEMORY

There was a moment of silence before the game.

Six years ago, two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line less than an hour after the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay, killing three people and injuring more than 260.

The Red Sox wore jerseys with ''BOSTON'' in red letters on the front - something they started during a Marathon tribute when they returned to the field at Fenway Park for the first time after the bombings.

MOVING PARTS

Cora shifted his lineup all around.

Besides Vazquez at second, Steve Pearce started in left field and Dustin Pedroia was at DH.

''Plenty of fun,'' Cora said about making the lineup. ''These are the days that you really enjoy being a manager. It's a challenge and we're ready to play.''

An original lineup had Pedroia at second, Vazquez catching and Pearce as the DH.

UP NEXT

LHP Chris Sale (0-3, 9.00 ERA) looks to turn around his rough start against Yankees LHP James Paxton (1-2, 6.00) on Tuesday.

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  • W: D. Straily (1-1)L: H. Velazquez (0-1)
  • HR: BAL - C. Davis (1), D. Smith (3)
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J. Villar 2B32110213.300.355.486.8417.5
T. Mancini RF51200012.343.400.7011.1013.5
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D. Smith LF51241002.270.324.476.80011.0
R. Ruiz 3B41000111.200.327.311.6381.5
R. Nunez DH51310021.293.339.431.7705.0
C. Davis 1B31121121.089.196.200.3967.0
J. Sucre C30100111.195.250.220.4701.5
R. Martin SS21000203.158.273.237.5103.0
C. Mullins CF40000016.111.226.200.426-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Pedroia DH40000001.105.150.105.2550.0
    M. Betts CF30000110.222.324.413.7370.5
    M. Moreland 1B40000001.255.321.647.9680.0
    J. Martinez RF40200000.344.417.563.9793.0
    X. Bogaerts SS41100012.304.403.500.9031.5
    R. Devers 3B20100101.254.343.305.6482.0
    S. Pearce LF30010023.125.176.125.3010.0
    B. Swihart C20000101.231.310.385.6951.0
    C. Vazquez 2B30000002.195.233.415.6470.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Mancini (6), D. Smith (4), R. Nunez (2)
      • HR - D. Smith (3), C. Davis
      • RBI - J. Villar (9), D. Smith 4 (10), R. Nunez (10), C. Davis 2 (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Smith 2 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (5), R. Nunez (6), C. Mullins (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Martinez (5)
      • RBI - S. Pearce
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Pearce (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Villar (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Betts (4), S. Pearce
      • E - R. Devers (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Straily (W, 1-1)5.021112010.241.8619.0
      J. Yacabonis (H, 2)1.11000103.271.452.5
      P. Fry (H, 2)0.20001103.241.08-0.5
      E. Phillips1.00000003.001.003.0
      M. Castro1.01001009.351.731.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Straily (W, 1-1)5.0
      J. Yacabonis (H, 2)1.1
      P. Fry (H, 2)0.2
      E. Phillips1.0
      M. Castro1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Velazquez (L, 0-1)3.02114102.841.26-2.5
      M. Walden2.02331513.381.132.5
      C. Brewer1.02000106.752.251.5
      B. Workman1.00000100.000.553.5
      H. Hembree1.02221015.001.56-2.0
      T. Thornburg1.02221106.481.32-1.5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 86-51, J. Yacabonis 13-9, P. Fry 14-7, E. Phillips 9-5, M. Castro 12-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 9-2, J. Yacabonis 0-2, E. Phillips 1-0, M. Castro 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Straily 18, J. Yacabonis 5, P. Fry 3, E. Phillips 2, M. Castro 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Velazquez 57-29, M. Walden 41-27, C. Brewer 16-9, B. Workman 12-7, H. Hembree 21-13, T. Thornburg 25-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Velazquez 4-1, M. Walden 2-0, C. Brewer 2-1, B. Workman 2-0, H. Hembree 1-1, T. Thornburg 2-0
      • Batters Faced - H. Velazquez 13, M. Walden 9, C. Brewer 5, B. Workman 3, H. Hembree 5, T. Thornburg 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      BAL7-10
      0100300228100
      BOS6-11
      000010000141
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Villar 2B32110213.300.355.486.8417.5
      T. Mancini RF51200012.343.400.7011.1013.5
      J. Rickard RF00000000.175.267.325.5920.0
      D. Smith LF51241002.270.324.476.80011.0
      R. Ruiz 3B41000111.200.327.311.6381.5
      R. Nunez DH51310021.293.339.431.7705.0
      C. Davis 1B31121121.089.196.200.3967.0
      J. Sucre C30100111.195.250.220.4701.5
      R. Martin SS21000203.158.273.237.5103.0
      C. Mullins CF40000016.111.226.200.426-0.5
      Total34810827920-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. Pedroia DH40000001.105.150.105.2550.0
        M. Betts CF30000110.222.324.413.7370.5
        M. Moreland 1B40000001.255.321.647.9680.0
        J. Martinez RF40200000.344.417.563.9793.0
        X. Bogaerts SS41100012.304.403.500.9031.5
        R. Devers 3B20100101.254.343.305.6482.0
        S. Pearce LF30010023.125.176.125.3010.0
        B. Swihart C20000101.231.310.385.6951.0
        C. Vazquez 2B30000002.195.233.415.6470.0
        Total2914103411-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Mancini (6), D. Smith (4), R. Nunez (2)
          • HR - D. Smith (3), C. Davis
          • RBI - J. Villar (9), D. Smith 4 (10), R. Nunez (10), C. Davis 2 (8)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Smith 2 (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (5), R. Nunez (6), C. Mullins (6)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Martinez (5)
          • RBI - S. Pearce
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Pearce (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Villar (3)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - M. Betts (4), S. Pearce
          • E - R. Devers (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Straily (W, 1-1)5.021112010.241.8619.0
          J. Yacabonis (H, 2)1.11000103.271.452.5
          P. Fry (H, 2)0.20001103.241.08-0.5
          E. Phillips1.00000003.001.003.0
          M. Castro1.01001009.351.731.0
          Total9.0411340---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Straily (W, 1-1)5.0
          J. Yacabonis (H, 2)1.1
          P. Fry (H, 2)0.2
          E. Phillips1.0
          M. Castro1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          H. Velazquez (L, 0-1)3.02114102.841.26-2.5
          M. Walden2.02331513.381.132.5
          C. Brewer1.02000106.752.251.5
          B. Workman1.00000100.000.553.5
          H. Hembree1.02221015.001.56-2.0
          T. Thornburg1.02221106.481.32-1.5
          Total9.01088792---
          PITCHERSIP
          H. Velazquez (L, 0-1)3.0
          M. Walden2.0
          C. Brewer1.0
          B. Workman1.0
          H. Hembree1.0
          T. Thornburg1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 86-51, J. Yacabonis 13-9, P. Fry 14-7, E. Phillips 9-5, M. Castro 12-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 9-2, J. Yacabonis 0-2, E. Phillips 1-0, M. Castro 2-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Straily 18, J. Yacabonis 5, P. Fry 3, E. Phillips 2, M. Castro 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - H. Velazquez 57-29, M. Walden 41-27, C. Brewer 16-9, B. Workman 12-7, H. Hembree 21-13, T. Thornburg 25-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Velazquez 4-1, M. Walden 2-0, C. Brewer 2-1, B. Workman 2-0, H. Hembree 1-1, T. Thornburg 2-0
          • Batters Faced - H. Velazquez 13, M. Walden 9, C. Brewer 5, B. Workman 3, H. Hembree 5, T. Thornburg 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Smith doubled to deep left, Villar and Mancini scored81
          • 8TH INNING
            Davis homered to right, Nunez scored61
          • 5TH INNING
            Pearce reached on fielder's choice to third, Bogaerts scored, Devers out at second41
            Smith homered to right, Villar scored40
            Villar singled to right, Martin scored20
          • 2ND INNING
            Nunez singled to left center, Ruiz scored, Nunez out at second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Tyler Thornburg relieved Heath Hembree
            • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Mullins grounded out to third
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar walked
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini doubled to deep left, Villar to third
            • D. Smith: Foul, Ball, Smith doubled to deep left, Villar and Mancini scored
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ruiz grounded out to pitcher, Smith to third
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Miguel Castro relieved Evan Phillips
            • Joey Rickard in right field
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Betts walked
            • M. Moreland: Moreland grounded out to shortstop, Betts out at second
            • J. Martinez: Martinez singled to center
            • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Ball, Bogaerts flied out to center
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Heath Hembree relieved Brandon Workman
            • R. Ruiz: Ruiz grounded out to first
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez doubled to deep left
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis homered to right, Nunez scored
            • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sucre walked
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin lined out to left, Sucre out at first
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • P. Fry Pitching:
            • B. Swihart: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Swihart walked
            • Evan Phillips relieved Paul Fry
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Vazquez lined out to right
            • D. Pedroia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pedroia grounded out to second, Swihart out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Brandon Workman relieved Colten Brewer
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini grounded out to third
            • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to catcher
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez doubled to deep right
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • Paul Fry relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
            • R. Devers: Devers lined out to left
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pearce struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Colten Brewer relieved Marcus Walden
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez singled to center
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • J. Sucre: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sucre singled to right, Nunez to third
            • R. Martin: Ball, Martin reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Nunez out at home, Sucre to second
            • C. Mullins: Mullins flied out to shallow left
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Dan Straily
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia flied out to deep center
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts popped out to second
            • M. Moreland: Moreland flied out to deep center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Walden Pitching:
            • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin walked
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Mullins grounded out to second, Martin to second
            • J. Villar: Foul, Villar singled to right, Martin scored
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • D. Smith: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Villar stole second, Smith homered to right, Villar scored
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ruiz struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Devers singled to right, Bogaerts to third
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pearce reached on fielder's choice to third, Bogaerts scored, Devers out at second
            • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Swihart lined out to right
            • C. Vazquez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Marcus Walden relieved Hector Velazquez
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Nunez struck out on foul tip
            • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sucre struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moreland grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez lined out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • H. Velazquez Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini singled to right
            • D. Smith: Smith grounded out to shortstop, Mancini out at second
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Ruiz flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • B. Swihart: Foul, Ball, Ball, Swihart lined out to left
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pedroia flied out to deep left
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • H. Velazquez Pitching:
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ruiz walked
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ruiz to second on wild pitch, Foul, Nunez singled to left center, Ruiz scored, Nunez out at second
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis walked
            • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sucre reached on fielder's choice to third, Davis to second on 3rd baseman Devers fielding error
            • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked, Davis to third, Sucre to second
            • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mullins struck out swinging
            • J. Villar: Villar fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to third
            • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bogaerts flied out to deep left
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Devers walked
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pearce struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • H. Velazquez Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Villar walked
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball (pitchout), Foul, Pickoff attempt, Mancini popped out to first
            • D. Smith: Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop, Villar out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Straily Pitching:
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts lined out to pitcher
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)