Jordan Lyles pitched six innings, Rougned Odor homered in a six-run sixth inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 on Sunday.
Also Venezuelan Anthony Santander drove in three runs for the cause of the Orioles, who took two of the three duels against Boston. The Red Sox have lost nine of their last 12 games to fall within a half game of Baltimore, which ranks last in the AL East.
Lyles (2-2) gave up one run on seven hits, struck out six, walked three and hit a batter. The right-hander needed 101 pitches to complete the sixth inning, getting out of several jams along the way.
Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta (0-4) shut out the Orioles until the fifth inning, when Baltimore bats woke up in front of the right-hander and two relievers with five hits and three runs. Boston is 1-11 in Pivetta’s last 12 starts, a streak that includes seven straight losses.
For the Orioles, the Dominicans Jorge Mateo 4-2 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Kelvin Gutiérrez 1-0. The Mexican Ramón Urías 3-1 with two runs scored. Venezuelans Rougned Odor 5-2 with two runs scored and one RBI, and Santander 3-2 with one run scored and three RBIs.
For the Red Sox, the Dominicans Rafael Devers 5-2 with a run scored, and Franchy Cordero 3-1 with an RBI. Puerto Ricans Christian Vázquez 4-1, and Enrique Hernández 4-1.
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