Red Sox Rally Comes Up Short Fall to Orioles 10-9 on Opening Day [PHOTOS]
The Boston Red Sox lost their 3rd consecutive season opener, losing to the Baltimore Orioles 10-9 on Thursday, March 30th. The Red Sox have never won an opening day, with Alex Cora as manager.
The Red Sox were trailing 10-4 at the end of the 7th inning, before plating 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th and 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th innings.
Corey Kluber started for Boston and lasted 3.1 innings, throwing 80 pitches in the cold. He gave up 6 hits and 5 runs, walking 4 and striking out 4 batters.
Masataka Yoshida was 2-4 with a RBI single in the 6th inning. It was his first Major League game.
Justin Turner, making his Red Sox debut, reached base safely 3 times and was 2-4 with a RBI single in the 9th inning to make the score 10-8.
Rafael Devers was 2-5 with a double.
Triston Casas, the youngest starting 1st baseman for the Red Sox on opening day, since George "Boomer" Scott in 1967, was 0-2 but drove in 2 runs, with a ground out and sacrifice fly.
Alex Verdugo was 2-5 with a triple leading off. He became just the 3rd Red Sox player to triple in the Red Sox' 1st plate appearance of the season. He joins Rabbit Warstler in 1931 and Ossie Vitt in 1921.
Walks were an issue for the Red Sox' pitching staff, as they gave up 9 ion the game. Ryan Brasier in the 5th inning struggled, allowing 2 hits, 3 runs and 2 walks facing 7 batters.
Adley Rutschman the starting catcher for the Orioles had quite the day, going 5-5 at the plate driving in 4 runs, including a solo homer in the 1st inning off of Kluber.
Kyle Gibson picked up the win for Baltimore, allowing 6 hits in 5 innings and 3 runs.
Boston and Baltimore are off on Friday. They play the middle game of the 3-game series on Saturday April1st when Chris Sale will take the mound for Boston. Pregame is at 3:10 with the 1st pitch at 4:10 on AM 1370 in Downeast Mane and 101.9 the Rock in Aroostook County.