Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Machado homers, O's end strained series vs Red Sox with win

Machado homers, O's end strained series vs Red Sox with win

Manny Machado hit a three-run home run in the midst of a 5 run fourth inning that helped lead the Orioles to an 8-3 win over the Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park.

The Orioles scored on a double-steal in the third, with Smith coming home when the throw to get Machado at second was off-line and in the dirt. His line is still lagging - after Thursday, the 24-year-old is still hitting just.223/.325/.476 - but he's 10-for-30 with four homers in his last eight games and is well on his way to getting healthy in the stat categories. May.

It was Machado's third home run in the series and seventh of the season. Machado also took almost 30 seconds to round the bases after a home run during Monday's game.

"There's a lot going on in the game right now", Wilson said. But does that outburst define the city of Boston in general and Red Sox fans in particular? There were no further heated exchanges during the series, though Orioles starter Kevin Gausman was ejected from Wednesday's game in a questionable decision after hitting Xander Bogaerts with a 77-mph slider.

In the Boston Globe story detailing Price's treatment, the veteran lefty singled out his bullpen catcher, the Fenway Park guards and a policeman assigned to the Red Sox's bullpen as standing up for him against the taunting. I've got 100 home runs to show", he said calmly, explaining away his outburst after being brushed back on Tuesday: "This is my team. That game also included an incident in which a Boston fan said another fan used a racial slur, and the team announced Wednesday that it had permanently banned the man accused of employing that language. "I bleed for this team".

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"It's horrendous", Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts said.

Reliever Tyler Thornburg was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Kendrick on Boston's 40-man roster. Once this four-game set is over, the O's and Red Sox take a break and don't meet again until June 1 at Camden Yards.

Harbaugh, who has thrown his fair share of barbs at the New England Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick, compared the Orioles-Red Sox rivalry to the one that has formed between the Patriots and Ravens.

Friday night's pitching matchup is Boston's Eduardo Rodriguez against Minnesota's Phil Hughes.

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