Sox score early in win over O’s

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Boston was on its way to a 7-2 win over the Orioles Saturday night. The Sox have taken the first two games of this series.

The Orioles, who are 1-8 this year vs. Boston, have lost 11 in a row at Fenway Park and are 1-16 on the road this season vs. AL East clubs.

Jacoby Ellsbury added a pair of RBI doubles for Boston, which improved the Majors best record at home to 33-14.

The O’s have now lost five in a row, scoring a total of 12 runs in the five contests.

Mark Viviano interviews Dave Trembley about the O’s 7-2 loss to Boston

The O’s scored twice in the 4th on RBI singles by Matt Wieters and Cesar Izturis.

In his first Boston game, Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer in the 8th off Mark Hendrickson.

Winning pitcher Jon Lester improved to 9-0 in 11 career starts vs. Baltimore. He gave up two runs over 7 1/3 and is 3-0, 0.84 in three starts on the year vs. the Birds.

Losing pitcher Jeremy Guthrie falls to 7-9, 5.21. He gave up five runs and eight hits over 6 2/3.


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