Pedroia still ailing, Farrell complaining over Machado slide

J.J. Hardy led off the inning with a pop up to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and the speedy Craig Gentry followed with a double to left field. He appeared to sustain some kind of leg injury after Baltimore's Manny Machado made a late slide into second base and spiked Pedroia's left calf with his cleats.

"On a night when we're scuffling to put points on the board, that four-run inning looms large", Boston manager John Farrell said. "The argument at the time was that if the rule is in place to protect the middle infielder, then it didn't work tonight", he told MassLive after the game.

Hellickson (3-0) allowed two runs and just three hits with five strikeouts and no walks. "I've turned double plays in the big leagues for 11 years".

The Orioles (12-4) have hit consecutive home runs twice this season - with Mancini and Schoop doing it both times.

As everything was sorted out, Machado and Pedroia were shown on the telecast talking to each other.

Go on, I'll take a minute for you to re-read that. "I know there's a component to the rule that says he's got to deliberately and willfully attempt a double play". "The intention wasn't there".

Rodriguez is just the second starting pitcher to hold the Orioles lineup scoreless this season. They also walked three times and struck out five times.

"It was a tough one", Bundy said.

Mookie Betts has excellent numbers against Gausman, going 9-of-21 with two home runs.

Brad Brach worked a flawless ninth for his third save - all in the past three nights.

Aquino (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits over six innings to earn his first career victory.

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy throws the ball to the plate in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox.

The Orioles helped Bundy defensively by turning three double plays in the first three innings. 1966 was the first year the Orioles won the World Series. Utility player Brock Holt was placed on the 10-day DL with vertigo. Bogaerts injured the thumb Thursday against Toronto sliding headfirst into second base.

With Machado on first and nobody out in the eighth inning, Mark Trumbo hit a slow roller to shortstop.

Orioles: Ubaldo Jimenez (1-1, 5.51 ERA) goes up the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series.

Corey Dickerson, Logan Morrison and Evan Longoria hit solo homers in the first three innings off Mike Fiers as the Rays took a 3-1 lead.

"Chris had a good, healthy outing, said it was the best he's felt", Showalter said.

Boston will trot out Steven Wright on Saturday to square off against Baltimore's Jayson Aquino.

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