Red Sox

Final: Orioles 4, Red Sox 2

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The Red Sox finally pushed some runs across but it wasn't nearly enough as they fell to 0-2 and dropped a 4-2 decision to the Orioles.

Sloppy play again contributed to the loss. A throwing error by Rafael Devers and a passed ball from Kevin Plawecki led to two runs in the fourth and a misplay by Xander Bogaerts -- charitably ruled a hit -- led to another in the fifth.

Tanner Houck was the victim of that defense, though he was dominant at times, allowing two earned runs over five while fanning eight.

The Red Sox had two on and no out in the ninth but failed to get anything out of the opportuityn.

WHO: Red Sox (0-1) vs. Baltimore Orioles (1-0)
WHEN: 1:10 p.m.
WHERE: Fenway Park
SEASON SERIES TO DATE: Baltimore 1-0
STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Tanner Houck vs. RHP Matt Harvey
TV/RADIO: NESN; WEEI-FM

LINEUPS

BALTIMORE

Mullins CF
Mancini 1B
Santasnder RF
Mountcastle DH
Ruiz 2B
Hays LF
Franco 3B
Galvis SS
Severino C

RED SOX

Hernandez CF
Verdugo RF
Martinez DH
Bogaerts SS
Devers 3B
Gonzalez 2B
Dalbec 1B
Cordero LF
Plawecki C