Orioles Hit 7 Homers, Beat Red Sox 12-7 for Series Split
BALTIMORE (AP) Mark Trumbo and Adam Jones each homered twice, Manny Machado delivered a tiebreaking drive in the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles hit a season-high seven long balls in a 12-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Pedro Alvarez and Francisco Pena also connected for the Orioles, who earned a split of the four-game series between the top two teams in the AL East.
Boston’s Xander Bogaerts extended his career-high hitting streak to 26 games with a two-run double and David Ortiz hit his 16th homer to give the Red Sox a temporary 5-4 lead in the sixth.
One night after scoring a season-high 13 runs without benefit of a home run, the Orioles returned to their go-to style of offense: pure power.
Trumbo put the Orioles up 2-0 in the fourth inning, Jones added a two-run drive in the fifth and Trumbo evened the score at 5 in the sixth after the Red Sox roughed up Ubaldo Jimenez in the top half.