BOSTON - The wait is over.
Dylan Bundy made his major league debut in the eighth inning with a runner on second base, one out and the Orioles trailing the Red Sox 2-1 after back-to-back doubles by Dustin Pedroia and Cody Ross off reliever Luis Ayala.
Catcher Ryan Lavarnway flied to center on Bundy’s second pitch, a 92 mph fastball. Danny Valencia flied to right on a 2-2 pitch, a 94 mph fastball, after Bundy threw an 84 mph cutter, 94 mph fastball, 83 mph cutter that produced an ugly swing and miss) and a 95 mph fastball.
Bundy became the 51st player to appear in a game for the Orioles this season, beating out LJ Hoes.
Bundy (19 years, 313 days) is the 16th-youngest player to appear in a game for the Orioles.
Update: Mark Reynolds singled off Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey with one out in the top of the ninth inning. Pinch-hitter Jim Thome followed with a ground-rule double to right, with Reynolds forced to stop at third.
That hop would prove costly.
The Red Sox walked Chris Davis intentionally to load the bases for rookie Manny Machado, who bounced into a 3-2 force.
Ryan Flaherty pinch-hit for Robert Andino and struck out looking to end the Orioles’ winning streak at six games.