Best Start Ever!: Red Sox crush Orioles to reach record 12-2


Schoop, 26, is batting.230 with one home run in 14 games this season.

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) safely slides past the tag of Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Pedro Araujo (38) during the third inning at Fenway Park April 13, 2018.

Hector Velazquez (2-0) gave up two runs in five innings.

As their corresponding roster move, the Orioles recalled right-hander Alex Cobb, their biggest offseason addition, from Double-A Bowie.

The Red Sox started fast as they've done frequently this season.

Cardinals 5, Reds 3: Yadier Molina homered and drove in three runs, leading St. Louis to a victory that deepened host Cincinnati's worst season-opening slump since 1955.

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With the win, Boston is off to its best start in team history at 12-2. In the Friday game, Betts logged a hit, an RBI and a run.

Betts was injured in the first while scoring on Andrew Benintendi's double.

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According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Red Sox are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -160 to prevail.

Ramirez then followed with his homer into the Monster seats, making it 3-0.

Martinez cranked a solo home run off Cobb in the third inning.

Phillies 2, Rays 1: Jorge Alfaro hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth inning as visiting Philadelphia won its fourth straight game.

Blake Swihart replaced Betts off the bench and went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Showalter said it happened on his last at-bat in Friday's loss. But he also knows it's coming on both sides of the ball. The over has hit in two of those games, compared to seven that've gone under in such games. "That's a good sign", Cora joked.

Jackie Bradley Jr. was up to his old tricks in the sixth inning.

"Just saw it was pretty low and the only way I was going to catch it was if I left my feet", he said. Machado is slashing.316/.409/.544 with 18 hits, eight RBIs and six runs scored, while Alvarez (.250/.444/.500) is up to five hits, five RBIs and four runs scored.

"We have a lot of sluggers on this team", Cora said. He finished 0-for-1 with a run and a walk. He's given up just three earned runs in his first three starts, but Baltimore has scored only five total on the days he's pitched.

With two already in the bank, a three-game winning streak and 12-2 start to the season (12-1 since losing Opening Day), the Red Sox send ace Chris Sale to the mound to face Baltimore's top guy - Dylan Bundy - in what are supposed to be frigid conditions Sunday.