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Bundy sharp as Orioles beat Red Sox 2-0; Pedroia hurts knee (copy)

First-place Baltimore won two of three games in Oriole Park at Camden Yards with Boston's second baseman nursing his injury.

Just when it appeared Steven Wright had finally gained command of his fluttering knuckleball, the Baltimore Orioles found their groove.

He also added Machado texted him after the game to apologize.

"You put yourself in a hole right out of the gate", Gausman said.

Coming up on Sunday from Oriole Park, the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles will be finishing up their Major League Baseball series.

Machado just nodded his head before returning to the plate and lining a RBI double into center field.

The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles soared to a new level over the weekend, and there's no telling what might happen when they soon meet again. The only other such goals by rookies since the 1944 playoffs were by the Flyers' Don Blackburn at St. Louis in 1968 (Game 6 of a first-round series) and the Devils' Adam Henrique at Florida in 2012 (Game 7 of a first-round series). I think everyone knows out there.

"I haven't seen the slide". Pedroia clearly wasn't happy about it. You get taken out on a double play.

On April 18, Gausman gave up eight runs on eight hits in 2.2 innings against Cincinnati, and he followed it with an terrible start against the Boston Red Sox.

The consecutive home runs by Betts and Ramirez were the first set of back-to-back homers by the Red Sox this year.

It was inevitable that the Red Sox would exact revenge for their de facto captain. "I've been through a few organizations right now", he said through a translator. Nobody else has it?

Carl Edwards Jr. (1-0) retired the side in the 10th, and Wade Davis got the three outs for his fourth save in as many chances.

"Extremely late slide", Farrell said, per ESPN.

Although Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to protest the ejection, the intent of the pitch was so obvious that any argument to the contrary does not even need to be considered. There's zero intentions of him trying to hurt me. The ball didn't hit Machado, but did strike his bat. Bogaerts injured the thumb Thursday against Toronto sliding headfirst into second base. Pedroia said he hadn't spoken to Barnes but knew the hard-throwing right-hander didn't intend to hit Machado in the head - which seems plausible, considering the barbarism associated with the alternative. "I got some double play balls that my defense helped me out on and got me out of some jams". Boston only had two hits in the final six innings. "It won't be the last".

Barnes was ejected for the pitch, and when the umpires were discussing the call, Machado and Pedroia had a talk of their own.

"I just told him I didn't have anything to do with that", Pedroia told reporters after Boston's 6-2 win, via the Providence Journal. "I've turned double plays in the big leagues for 11 years". Let's be honest, the rule is irrelevant. "The rule is for people with bad footwork, and that's it".

We're gonna start with the offense, though, because it wasn't just the story of the game but it's been the story of the early part of this season. "I am trying to get the violence back into the pitch". He did hurt me.

If Pedroia was attempting to make peace with the Orioles, it was wise.

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