Pedroia still ailing, Farrell complaining over Machado slide

J.J. Hardy led off the inning with a pop up to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and the speedy Craig Gentry followed with a double to left field. Baltimore took full advantage and chased Wright after just 3 2/3 innings.

Pedroia, a four-time All-Star, left after hurting his knee. The injuries occurred when he was spiked by Manny Machado on Friday night.

"There's been a number of times we've expanded the zone", Boston manager John Farrell said. "Still, that was an extremely late slide and in my view, an illegal slide".

Hellickson (3-0) allowed two runs and just three hits with five strikeouts and no walks. I just put my foot on the back part of the base to try to get that out. "I don't know what hit the side of my kind of pushed it in a little bit", Pedroia said. Marco Hernandez - starting in place of Pedroia - hit a routine grounder to second base, though, and the inning was over without a score.

Go on, I'll take a minute for you to re-read that. "If I have to go in the game, I'd go in the game". "The intention wasn't there. You can just see it". Also, per Baltimore Sun's Jon Meoli, the Orioles won last night's game with 29 of 143 pitches at or above 90 MPH. Most recently, his outstanding outing against Cincinnati where he almost went the distance with 8 innings pitched & only allowed two hits, one walk & struck out 11. The 2011 first-round draft pick lowered his ERA to 1.37 and extended his run of consecutive scoreless innings to 13.

The question now is when does he get his next one. Brad Brach picked up his third save with a flawless ninth.

Darren O'Day picked up his first save of the season since closer Zach Britton is on the disabled list with a forearm strain.

CINCINNATI - Anthony Rizzo tied it with a two-out, three-run homer in the ninth, and Kris Bryant hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, rallying the Chicago Cubs past the Cincinnati Reds.

The Orioles helped Bundy defensively by turning three double plays in the first three innings. Bundy became the third straight Orioles starter to pitch into the eighth inning, joining Ubaldo Jimenez and Wade Miley. The Red Sox second baseman had to leave the game, with Steve Selsky taking over at third base and Pablo Sandoval making his first appearance at second base as a pro. To make room, OF/INF Brock Holt (vertigo) was placed on the 10-day DL.

Xander Bogaert injured his thumb on Thursday sliding into a base in Toronto and missed Friday's game but returned to the lineup Saturday.

With Machado on first and nobody out in the eighth inning, Mark Trumbo hit a slow roller to shortstop.

There's already no love lost between the Red Sox and Orioles, division rivals with playoff-caliber rosters who are expected to duke it out again this season for AL East supremacy.

"I felt good at the beginning", Wright said.

The pitching matchup is Boston's Steven Wright against Baltimore's Jayson Aquino. He was aided early on with double plays in the first three innings, and was able to lower his ERA to a sterling 1.37.



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