Kyle Bradish stable for AL-best Orioles, who beat Crimson Sox 11-2 to run win streak to six video games

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Bradish held the Crimson Sox’ offense to simply 4 hits, the crew’s solely hits of the night.

Baltimore Orioles beginning pitcher Kyle Bradish throws throughout the first inning of a baseball sport towards the Boston Crimson Sox, Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photograph/Michael Dwyer) AP

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BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Bradish struck out 9 batters in six sturdy innings, Adley Rutschman homered and drove in three runs, and the AL-best Baltimore Orioles beat the fading Boston Crimson Sox 11-2 on Friday night time.

After going 5-1 on the western portion of its nine-game journey, Baltimore posted its sixth straight victory and twelfth within the final 15 video games. The Orioles prolonged their streak of collection with out being swept to 85.

“I noticed in all probability as dominating of a 5 innings as I’ve seen,” Baltimore supervisor Brandon Hyde mentioned of Bradish. “Each pitch working. … He’s simply getting higher and higher, and that’s enjoyable to look at.”

Ryan O’Hearn additionally homered for the Orioles. Cedric Mullins had a two-run double throughout a four-run sixth inning that chased Boston starter Tanner Houck (4-9).

Connor Wong hit a solo homer for the Crimson Sox, who’ve misplaced three straight and eight of 11. On the perimeter of the AL wild-card chase, Boston entered the day 5 video games out of the third and ultimate spot.

Mixing his fastball, curve and slider, Bradish (11-6) breezed by 5 scoreless innings with seven Ks, permitting just one hit earlier than giving up two runs on three hits within the sixth.

“I used to be actually locked in on the market,” Bradish mentioned. “Each (breaking pitch) was over the plate, I used to be throwing a whole lot of strikes, minimizing injury. I felt actually good.”

O’Hearn’s homer sailed just a few rows behind Baltimore’s bullpen, making it 1-0 within the fourth.

“A pleasant spherical quantity like that’s cool,” O’Hearn mentioned of his fiftieth profession homer.

The Orioles made it 5-0 within the sixth. Mullins hit his double over the top of Alex Verdugo and Austin Hays adopted with a single by a draw-in infield. Rutschman added a sacrifice fly.

“The primary 5 innings, good,” Houck mentioned. “The sixth inning previous two begins I would like to scrub it up a bit bit. I must get higher. I must execute pitches a bit higher. All in all, proceed to be taught, proceed to push myself to get higher every time.”

After Baltimore batted round within the high of the inning, Boston received to Bradish within the backside half. Wong cleared the Inexperienced Monster together with his shot that left Fenway Park fully and Justin Turner had an RBI double.

The Orioles added two runs within the eighth and 4 extra within the ninth. Aaron Hicks pinch-hit for O’Hearn within the eighth and went 2-for-2, together with a two-run single within the ninth.


Baltimore’s Ryan McKenna, a defensive substitute, made a leaping seize together with his again to the plate earlier than banging into the right-field wall to take an extra-base hit away from Rafael Devers within the eighth.


Bradish has allowed two or fewer runs in six consecutive begins and didn’t stroll a batter for simply the second time in his 27 outings this season.

Houck seemed sturdy within the first 5 innings, counting on a pointy slider to strike out 5 and permit solely a run. He’s made it previous six innings simply as soon as in 17 begins this 12 months.

“He threw the ball properly,” Boston supervisor Alex Cora mentioned. “There was some visitors the third time round. His stuff was good, received some swings and misses.”


Crimson Sox: Proper fielder Verdugo returned to the lineup after lacking the final three video games with hamstring tightness. … Proper-hander Corey Kluber (injured record since June, proper shoulder irritation) and Pablo Reyes (IL since late August, left elbow irritation) each began rehab assignments with Triple-A Worcester.


Orioles: RHP Jack Flaherty (8-8, 4.84 ERA) is slated to make his first profession begin towards the Crimson Sox on Saturday.

Crimson Sox: LHP Chris Sale (6-3, 4,46) is ready for Boston. He has a 4.18 ERA in 5 begins since being sidelined with left shoulder irritation for 2 months.