Orioles hit 2 HRs off Price, cruise past Red Sox 11-2

BALTIMORE (AP) David Price was clearly uncomfortable on the mound, and it had nothing to with the sweltering conditions at swampy Camden Yards.

Price had owned the Baltimore Orioles for most of his career, yet the five-time All-Star just wasn't himself this time against the team with the worst record in the big leagues.

Anthony Santander and Keon Broxton went deep against Boston's crafty left-hander, and the Orioles got six solid innings from rookie left-hander John Means in an 11-2 rout on Friday night.

Price (7-3) allowed six runs, eight hits and a walk in four innings to take his first loss in 13 starts since April 27. He was 8-0 in Baltimore and 16-5 lifetime against the Orioles before turning in a surprisingly ineffective performance.

''I didn't have very good fastball command, no command of anything really,'' Price said.

He insisted that the 96-degree heat was not the problem.

''It's something everyone had to deal with,'' Price said. ''No, it wasn't an issue with me. I prepared for it.''

Sam Travis homered for the Red Sox, who had won 14 of their previous 16 road games. Boston dropped 11 games behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East, matching the biggest deficit of the season for the defending champions.

Red Sox leadoff hitter Mookie Betts had his streak of scoring in 13 straight games come to an end, one short of breaking the franchise record he now shares with Ted Williams (1946).

Means (8-5), the Orioles' lone representative on the AL All-Star team, gave up two runs and four hits. Facing the highest-scoring team in the majors, Means issued only one walk and retired nine straight batters after allowing the second-inning homer to Travis.

Put that together with a 14-hit attack, and you've got one happy manager.

''For me, that was one of our better games of the year, from all standpoints,'' Orioles rookie manager Brandon Hyde said. ''We pitched outstanding, we played really good defense, ran the bases well and everybody contributed in the lineup. It was just a fantastic game for us.''

Price, making his first start since renewing his feud with retired Red Sox star and current broadcaster Dennis Eckersley, struggled from the outset. The 2012 Cy Young Award winner gave up a single and a walk in the first inning before Santander sent a 2-2 fastball over the center field wall.

''I made some mistakes early on in the first inning and I paid for it,'' Price lamented.

Means opened the second with a walk and Travis followed with his first home of the year and second of his career.

In the bottom half, Richie Martin hit a liner off the right-field scoreboard. J.D. Martinez chased down the rebound as Martin was zipping around the bases, and after Martinez failed to cleanly pick up the ball, Martin raced for home and scored with a head-first slide.

The hit was ruled a triple, with Martinez getting an error.

Price avoided damage in the third, but Broxton made it 6-2 with a two-run drive to left in the fourth.

It took Price 88 pitches to get 12 outs. In his previous three games, he threw 93 in six innings and 99 and 113 pitches in a pair of five-inning stints.

''It's been a grind - the foul balls, the long at-bats, getting to the pitch count,'' manager Joey Cora said. ''We have to figure out if we can do something else so he can get big outs.''

After Price left, Baltimore continued the onslaught against the Boston bullpen. It was the Orioles' second straight blowout win - they beat Washington 9-2 on Wednesday.

FAMILIAR FACE

Andrew Cashner returned to Camden Yards just five days after being traded to the Red Sox for a pair of 17-year-old prospects. He will start on Sunday.

''I think this will be the hottest start I've made this year, but it'll be nice to face some of the guys I was with for a year and a half,'' Cashner said.

SLUMPING SMITH

Orioles OF Dwight Smith Jr. got the night off while mired in an 0-for-July skid that's reached 30 at-bats and dropped his batting average from .255 to .230. ''They're making adjustments to him,'' Hyde said. ''Pitchers are pitching him a little bit differently, and now it's his turn to make the adjustment back.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: RHP Nathan Eovaldi is expected to come off the 60-day IL on Saturday after missing three months with an elbow injury. Although he appeared as a starter in all four of his games in April, the 29-year-old will return as a member of the bullpen, possibly the closer.

Orioles: Catcher Pedro Severino has spent much of the week battling a flu-like illness, so C Austin Wynns was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to back up starter Chance Sisco.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: Rick Porcello (7-7, 5.37 ERA) starts Saturday night, looking to improve his career 6-12 record against Baltimore.

Orioles: Rookie RHP Tom Eshelman (0-1, 5.06) makes his third career start. The previous two came against Tampa Bay.

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  • W: J. Means (8-5)L: D. Price (7-3)
  • HR: BOS - S. Travis (1), BAL - K. Broxton (4), A. Santander (5)
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R. Devers 3B40000025.322.375.557.932-1.0
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M. Hernandez SS00000000.333.345.519.8640.0
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C. Vazquez 1B31000111.290.332.505.8381.5
S. Travis LF41121011.211.231.316.5476.5
M. Chavis 2B40100010.258.332.454.7870.5
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    J. Villar 2B50220013.257.320.407.7273.5
    H. Alberto 3B51100013.304.322.399.7211.5
    T. Mancini 1B41100123.284.347.517.8642.0
    R. Nunez DH51200023.247.308.497.8053.0
    A. Santander RF43231102.280.336.439.77512.0
    C. Sisco C41100002.266.376.557.9333.0
    A. Wynns C00000000.233.283.256.5380.0
    S. Wilkerson LF41110003.232.275.412.6883.0
    K. Broxton CF32221100.185.245.291.53710.0
    R. Martin SS41210015.169.225.287.5127.5
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      BATTING
      • HR - S. Travis
      • RBI - S. Travis 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Devers 4 (4), J. Martinez, S. Travis, S. Leon
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Nunez (19)
      • 3B - R. Martin (3)
      • HR - A. Santander (5), K. Broxton (4)
      • SF - S. Wilkerson
      • RBI - J. Villar 2 (41), A. Santander 3 (21), S. Wilkerson (27), K. Broxton 2 (11), R. Martin (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Villar 2 (15), A. Santander 3 (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), H. Alberto, T. Mancini 3 (3), C. Sisco, S. Wilkerson
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Martin (6)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Chavis (8), J. Martinez (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (L, 7-3)4.08661423.611.20-6.0
      C. Brewer0.12221004.751.82-5.0
      R. Weber3.24321305.251.423.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (L, 7-3)4.0
      C. Brewer0.1
      R. Weber3.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Means (W, 8-5)6.04222112.951.0920.5
      R. Bleier1.02000206.591.472.0
      J. Yacabonis1.00000205.131.444.0
      M. Castro1.01000105.131.502.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Means (W, 8-5)6.0
      R. Bleier1.0
      J. Yacabonis1.0
      M. Castro1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Brewer (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 88-58, C. Brewer 12-7, R. Weber 59-41
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-2, R. Weber 6-3
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 21, C. Brewer 5, R. Weber 17
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Means 102-66, R. Bleier 16-12, J. Yacabonis 10-9, M. Castro 10-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Means 5-12, M. Castro 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Means 24, R. Bleier 5, J. Yacabonis 3, M. Castro 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Betts DH40100004.284.398.477.8751.0
      R. Devers 3B40000025.322.375.557.932-1.0
      X. Bogaerts SS40000001.311.396.568.9650.0
      M. Hernandez SS00000000.333.345.519.8640.0
      J. Martinez RF30000111.284.359.507.8660.5
      C. Vazquez 1B31000111.290.332.505.8381.5
      S. Travis LF41121011.211.231.316.5476.5
      M. Chavis 2B40100010.258.332.454.7870.5
      J. Bradley CF40200001.230.328.387.7152.0
      S. Leon C40200001.200.270.273.5432.0
      D. Price P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
      C. Brewer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      R. Weber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Villar 2B50220013.257.320.407.7273.5
        H. Alberto 3B51100013.304.322.399.7211.5
        T. Mancini 1B41100123.284.347.517.8642.0
        R. Nunez DH51200023.247.308.497.8053.0
        A. Santander RF43231102.280.336.439.77512.0
        C. Sisco C41100002.266.376.557.9333.0
        A. Wynns C00000000.233.283.256.5380.0
        S. Wilkerson LF41110003.232.275.412.6883.0
        K. Broxton CF32221100.185.245.291.53710.0
        R. Martin SS41210015.169.225.287.5127.5
        J. Means P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
        R. Bleier P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Yacabonis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        M. Castro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • HR - S. Travis
          • RBI - S. Travis 2 (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Devers 4 (4), J. Martinez, S. Travis, S. Leon
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Nunez (19)
          • 3B - R. Martin (3)
          • HR - A. Santander (5), K. Broxton (4)
          • SF - S. Wilkerson
          • RBI - J. Villar 2 (41), A. Santander 3 (21), S. Wilkerson (27), K. Broxton 2 (11), R. Martin (10)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Villar 2 (15), A. Santander 3 (13)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), H. Alberto, T. Mancini 3 (3), C. Sisco, S. Wilkerson
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Martin (6)
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Chavis (8), J. Martinez (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Price (L, 7-3)4.08661423.611.20-6.0
          C. Brewer0.12221004.751.82-5.0
          R. Weber3.24321305.251.423.5
          Total8.0141110372---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Price (L, 7-3)4.0
          C. Brewer0.1
          R. Weber3.2
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Means (W, 8-5)6.04222112.951.0920.5
          R. Bleier1.02000206.591.472.0
          J. Yacabonis1.00000205.131.444.0
          M. Castro1.01000105.131.502.5
          Total9.0722261---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Means (W, 8-5)6.0
          R. Bleier1.0
          J. Yacabonis1.0
          M. Castro1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - C. Brewer (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 88-58, C. Brewer 12-7, R. Weber 59-41
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-2, R. Weber 6-3
          • Batters Faced - D. Price 21, C. Brewer 5, R. Weber 17
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Means 102-66, R. Bleier 16-12, J. Yacabonis 10-9, M. Castro 10-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Means 5-12, M. Castro 2-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Means 24, R. Bleier 5, J. Yacabonis 3, M. Castro 4
          • 7TH INNING
            Alberto reached on fielder's choice to second, Broxton scored, Villar to second on 2nd baseman Chavis fielding error211
            Villar singled to right center, Santander and Sisco scored, Broxton to third210
          • 5TH INNING
            Martin reached on fielder's choice to third, Santander scored, Sisco to third, Broxton out at second28
            Wilkerson hit sacrifice fly to left, Nunez scored27
          • 4TH INNING
            Broxton homered to left, Wilkerson scored26
          • 2ND INNING
            Martin tripled to deep right, Martin scored on right fielder Martinez fielding error24
            Travis homered to left center, Vazquez scored23
          • 1ST INNING
            Santander homered to center, Alberto and Mancini scored03
          • 9TH INNING
            • Austin Wynns catching
            • Miguel Castro relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
            • S. Travis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
            • M. Chavis: Strike looking, Chavis grounded out to first
            • J. Bradley: Bradley singled to right
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Leon grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Richard Bleier
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts lined out to shortstop
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Marco Hernandez at shortstop
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez doubled to deep left
            • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Santander flied out to shallow right
            • C. Sisco: Sisco grounded out to shortstop, Nunez to third
            • S. Wilkerson: Wilkerson grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Richard Bleier relieved John Means
            • M. Chavis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley singled to left
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Leon singled to right, Bradley to third
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Betts flied out to right
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Weber Pitching:
            • A. Santander: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santander walked
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Sisco singled to right center, Santander to second
            • S. Wilkerson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Wilkerson flied out to left
            • K. Broxton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Broxton reached on an infield single to shortstop, Santander to third, Sisco to second
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
            • J. Villar: Villar singled to right center, Santander and Sisco scored, Broxton to third
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto reached on fielder's choice to second, Broxton scored, Villar to second on 2nd baseman Chavis fielding error
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Means Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike swinging, Bogaerts flied out to left
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
            • C. Vazquez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Vazquez flied out to right
            • S. Travis: Travis reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Martinez out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Weber Pitching:
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto flied out to deep right
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mancini grounded out to second
            • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Means Pitching:
            • M. Chavis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chavis reached on an infield single to second
            • J. Bradley: Bradley flied out to deep left
            • S. Leon: Ball, Leon singled to center, Chavis to second
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Betts fouled out to catcher
            • R. Devers: Devers popped out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Colten Brewer relieved David Price
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez singled to left
            • A. Santander: Santander singled to right center, Nunez to third
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Sisco hit by pitch, Santander to second
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Wilkerson hit sacrifice fly to left, Nunez scored
            • K. Broxton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Broxton walked, Santander to third, Sisco to second
            • Ryan Weber relieved Colten Brewer
            • R. Martin: Foul, Martin reached on fielder's choice to third, Santander scored, Sisco to third, Broxton out at second
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martin stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Villar grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Means Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Vazquez flied out to right
            • S. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Travis lined out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wilkerson singled to right
            • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Broxton homered to left, Wilkerson scored
            • R. Martin: Martin reached on bunt single to pitcher
            • J. Villar: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alberto struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Means Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts flied out to right
            • R. Devers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Devers grounded out to first
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts flied out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini singled to right center
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Santander reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mancini out at second
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Sisco grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Means Pitching:
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Vazquez walked
            • S. Travis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Travis homered to left center, Vazquez scored
            • M. Chavis: Strike looking, Ball, Chavis flied out to center
            • J. Bradley: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Bradley lined out to left
            • S. Leon: Ball, Leon fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson grounded out to third
            • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Broxton flied out to center
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin tripled to deep right, Martin scored on right fielder Martinez fielding error
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Villar singled to center
            • H. Alberto: Strike swinging, Foul, Alberto reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Villar out at second
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Means Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts singled to right
            • R. Devers: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to third, Betts to second
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Villar grounded out to second
            • H. Alberto: Alberto singled to left
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked, Alberto to second
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez flied out to right, Alberto to third
            • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Santander homered to center, Alberto and Mancini scored
            • C. Sisco: Sisco grounded out to first
            • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)