The Red Sox and Orioles were locked in a pitchers’ duel.
Boston and Baltimore didn’t generate any offense through the first 11 innings Monday. The teams failed to plate a run, and the game headed to the 12th in a scoreless tie.
But, the Red Sox opened the inning with two straight hits and loaded the bases with nobody out. Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with back-to-back sacrifice flies as Boston went on to secure a 2-0 win.
Red Sox starter Steven Wright allowed four hits and struck out five batters in 6 2/3 innings on the mound. He lowered his ERA to 1.21 on the season. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the bottom of the 12th to pick up the save.
Dylan Bundy pitched eight innings for Baltimore, scattering three hits and two walks while striking out seven. Reliever Mychal Givens surrendered the game’s only two runs.
The win moves Boston to 45-22 in 2018 while Baltimore falls to 19-46.
Studs of the night
Rays first baseman Jake Bauers reached base four times, scored three runs and tallied two RBIs in his team’s 8-4 win over the Blue Jays. He also hit his first career home run.
The future is here… and it’s got a sweet lefty swing. pic.twitter.com/twp2qh6rTd
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 12, 2018
J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to give the Marlins the lead over the Giants. He finished the game with three hits and three runs scored.
Duds of the night
Giants reliever Sam Dyson allowed two runs and recorded just two outs against the Marlins.
Blue Jays starter Sam Gaviglio picked up the loss after he allowed seven Rays hits and five runs in 3 1/3 innings on the mound.
Ryan Braun timed his jump perfectly and robbed Cubs catcher Willson Contreras of a game-tying home run in the top of the sixth.
— MLB (@MLB) June 12, 2018
Nationals (36-27) at Yankees (42-19) 7:05 p.m. ET— Washington and New York will open a two-game series Tuesday. The American League East leading Yankees head into the series having won four of their last five games. The Nationals dropped two of three to the Giants over the weekend. Tanner Roark will take the mound for the Nationals while CC Sabathia is set to start for New York.