(AP) — Manny Machado’s three-run homer capped a five-run ninth inning and gave the Baltimore Orioles an 8-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
The Red Sox had gone ahead 5-3 in the sixth on consecutive homers by Daniel Nava and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. But closer Joel Hanrahan couldn’t hold the lead on a night when their nearly 10-year home sellout streak ended.
Chris Davis led off the ninth with his fifth homer. Hanrahan (0-1) retired the next two batters, then allowed a single by Ryan Flaherty. Then he struggled with his control, walking Nolan Reimold and Nate McLouth to load the bases and throwing a wild pitch that brought pinch runner Alexi Casilla home with the tying run.
On the next pitch, Machado hit the ball over the Green Monster for his first homer. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his third save.
Darren O’Day (1-0) got the win.