Printed on: April 22, 2014

Orioles start hot, hold off Red Sox


ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON -- Clay Buchholz allowed six runs in the third inning, and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the Red Sox 7-6 Monday in the annual Patriots' Day morning game at Fenway Park, a year after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Trailing by two runs, Boston loaded the bases in the ninth. Mike Napoli hit an RBI groundout before Tommy Hunter, Baltimore's fifth reliever, retired Mike Carp on a game-ending grounder for his fifth save.

The game began at 11:09 a.m., EST about an hour before Meb Keflezighi crossed the marathon finish line just over a mile away as the first American man to win since Greg Meyer in 1983.

Around the Majors

INDIANS 4, ROYALS 3: At Cleveland, Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley hit two-run homers, powering the Indians over the Royals when a fearless squirrel ran around Progressive Field and provided some extra entertainment.

Kipnis connected in the sixth inning off Jeremy Guthrie (2-1), overcoming a 3-2 deficit. Brantley provided Cleveland a 2-0 lead in the fourth.

WHITE SOX 3, TIGERS 1: At Detroit, Jose Abreu and Dayan Viciedo hit RBI doubles in the seventh inning, and the White Sox rallied for a victory over the Tigers.

Chicago scored three runs in the seventh off Anibal Sanchez (0-2) after managing only one hit in the first six innings. John Danks (2-0) allowed six hits and three walks in 6 1-3 innings, but the Tigers could score only one run off him.

PIRATES 6, REDS 5: At Pittsburgh, Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits.

Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 before Davis' fourth-inning homer off Mike Leake. Davis hit a game-winning, ninth-inning slam off the Reds' J.J. Hoover on April 5 for the New York Mets, who traded him to the Pirates on Friday.

ANGELS 4, NATIONALS 2: At Washington, Raul Ibanez delivered a tiebreaking three-run double as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning on a night that Mike Trout and Bryce Harper went a combined 2 for 8 with zero runs or RBIs in their first matchup as opponents.

BRAVES 4, MARLINS 2, 10 INNINGS: At Atlanta, Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night.

Dan Uggla led off with a single up the middle off Arquimedes Caminero (0-1), and Gattis followed with a shot into the left-field seats for his fifth homer of the season -- and first career walkoff homer.

N.Y. METS 2, ST. LOUIS 0: At New York, Jenrry Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and David Wright delivered another key hit.

Wright lined an early RBI single that extended his hitting streak to 12 games and Kyle Farnsworth earned his first save as the New York's newest closer.

MILWAUKEE 4, SAN DIEGO 3: At Milwaukee, Aramis Ramirez homered and Ryan Braun drove in two runs.

Wily Peralta (3-0) gave up three runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings as the Brewers improved their major league-best record to 15-5. Peralta stuck out six.