Crimson Sox gather close to season-high 23 hits, nonetheless fall to Orioles 13-12

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Wilyer Abreu logged 5 hits for the Crimson Sox, together with an RBI single to convey the group inside one run within the backside of the ninth inning.

Wilyer Abreu made historical past for the Crimson Sox of their loss on Saturday. AP Photograph/Kevin M. Cox
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Regardless of eight out of 9 beginning batters amassing not less than one hit on the evening, the Crimson Sox dropped recreation two to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park Saturday evening.

Boston logged their second-most single-game hits this season with 23 within the loss (25 in opposition to the Houston Astros on Aug. 24). That marks the most-ever hits by the franchise in a nine-inning defeat. 

MLB groups accumulating not less than 20 whole hits in a single recreation in 2023 have been undefeated till Saturday.

Most notably, Crimson Sox heart fielder Wilyer Abreu led the group with 5 hits in 5 at-bats. A kind of hits was a two-out RBI single within the backside of the ninth to convey Boston inside one. He additionally drew one stroll and drove in three runs to maintain his squad inside attain of the red-hot Orioles.

Abreu grew to become the primary MLB participant since Kyle Schwarber in 2015 to file a number of four-plus hit contests of their first 12 profession video games. He additionally went 4-5 in opposition to the Astros on Aug. 24, the identical recreation his group gathered their season-high in hits.

Different Boston sluggers with a number of hits within the defeat included Rafael Devers (4-6), Justin Turner (2-5, one stroll), Masataka Yoshida (3-6), Trevor Story (3-6), Enmanuel Valdez (2-6), and Connor Wong (2-5). Turner obtained the Crimson Sox on the board within the backside of the primary inning with a golf swing of a two-run dwelling run.

First baseman Triston Casas was the one Boston bat to go hitless Saturday. 

Orioles hitters, nonetheless, totaled 14 hits and 13 runs to tug off their seventh consecutive victory. In truth, they’re the primary group to win a recreation when permitting 23 hits or extra since 1981. That contest additionally occurred at Fenway, nonetheless, it took 20 innings to finish.

However, the final time the Crimson Sox misplaced a recreation wherein they logged 20-plus hits got here in 1960 in opposition to the Washington Senators.

Boston appears to be like to keep away from being swept by the hands of this 90-win Baltimore membership at 1:35 EST on Sunday.