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BSJ Games Report: Red Sox 5-6, Orioles 0-4 – Sox sweep as Bradley, Martinez go deep twice each

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All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox doubleheader sweep of the Orioles on Saturday at Camden Yards, with BSJ insight and analysis:

Game 1: BOX SCORE 


Martinez enhances MVP case: When the MVP race comes down to teammates Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez — along with some other candidates — remember a night like Saturday that helps to illustrate the value of certain players. Tied 3-3 in the eighth inning, Boston was staring at a difficult scenario. Playing the third game in 24 hours, the Red Sox were running low on pitching and, with Craig Kimbrel saved to close, they were only left with really one arm (callup William Cuevas) and who-knows-how-many innings left to play. Then Martinez launched his second home run of the game