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Orioles Continue Road Woes, Fall 6-2 in Boston

May 18, 2018 - 9:39 am
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By Joe Schiller

It’s been a struggle for the Orioles to find much success outside of Camden Yards this season. The Birds came into last night’s matchup against the Red Sox holding a 3-16 on the road and lone behold, not much changed.

Backed by a commanding performance on the mound from ace David Price (4-4), the Red Sox cruised to a 6-2 win over Baltimore.

Kevin Gausman (3-3) lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing eight hits and six earned runs on the night. It's a complete turnaround after he let up five total runs in his last four starts but the Red Sox executed by way of the long ball. J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts each connected on a multi-RBI home run off Gausman, pushing the lead to 6-0 by the bottom of the fifth inning.

The offensive explosion we saw from the O’s nine-game homestand was nowhere to be found. They combined for five total hits and Price needed all but 95 pitches to get through nine innings of work. Manny Machado’s two-out homer over the Green Monster salvaged a complete shutout but it was far from a comeback bid.

The loss marks 13 straight on the road, tying a franchise record. The O’s have won all three of their road games this season at Yankee stadium and hold the worst road record in the majors as of now.

Action continues tonight as Alex Cobb (0-5) still looks for his first win this season. He'll take on Drew Pomeranz (1-1) with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m. from Fenway Park.