Bobby Dalbec went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run to lead the Red Sox to a 6-2 win on Friday in their series opener against the Orioles at Camden Yards. Garrett Richards gets the start for Boston in the second game of the series against Orioles lefty Zac Lowther, making his first MLB start.
RED SOX (20-13): Michael Chavis (2B), Alex Verdugo (CF), J.D. Martinez (DH), Xander Bogaerts (SS), Rafael Devers (3B), Christian Vázquez (C), Marwin Gonzalez (LF), Hunter Renfroe (RF), Bobby Dalbec (1B)
Pitching: RHP Garrett Richards (1-2, 4.40)
ORIOLES (15-17): Cedric Mullins (CF), Austin Hays (LF), Trey Mancini (1B), DJ Stewart (RF), Ryan Mountcastle (DH), Freddy Galvis (SS), Mikael Franco (3B), Chance Sisco (C), Rio Ruíz (2B)
Pitching: LHP Zac Lowther (0-0, 0.00)
Time: 7:05 p.m.
TV, radio: NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7
Red Sox vs. Lowther: No data
Orioles vs. Richards: Mullins 3-5, Mancini 2-5 Ruiz 1-3, Sisco 1-3, Galvis 0-3, Mountcastle 0-3, Stewart 0-1, Franco 1-1, Hays 0-1
Stat of the Day: J.D. Martinez has climbed to second in MLB in batting average (.342)
Notes: Lowther made his MLB on April 25 as a reliever. He is the Orioles’ No. 11 prospect and was the 74th overall pick in the 2017 draft ... Richards pitched five innings against the Rangers in his previous start last Monday. He allowed one run on four hits, struck out seven, and picked up the win.