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BSJ Game Report: Orioles 11, Red Sox 2 – Price shelled, bats stymied

All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 11-2 loss to the Orioles, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:



Price shelled: This wasn't the worst start of the season for David Price, but it makes the shortlist. He failed to get out of the second inning on June 13 against Texas and gave up six runs in that one. But at least that was to a contending club with a formidable lineup. This, however, was against a team nearly 30 games under .500 with a bottom-ranked lineup. And yet somehow, the Orioles managed six runs off him in just four innings, while driving up his pitch count to 88 pitches in that span, forcing the Sox to get into their bullpen in the fifth inning. Price mislocated a couple of pitches and paid dearly when both were hit out for homers. Anthony Santander extended to the outer half to drive a fastball out in the first and Keon Broxton hammered a changeup in the fourth. It was an ugly night, and for Price, the timing couldn't have been worse, coming off the renewed feud with Dennis Eckersley just two days earlier.

Sloppy defense no help: From the early going, the Red Sox weren't very sharp in the field behind Price. J.D. Martinez, playing right field, misjudged