Hardy’s Two Two-Run Homers Help Orioles Slug Past Red Sox

AP Sports Writer

       BOSTON (AP) – J.J. Hardy had a pair of two-run home runs, Mark Trumbo added another and the Baltimore Orioles pounded the Boston Red Sox 9-5 on Tuesday night to win their seventh straight game to begin the season.

        Trumbo’s homer off Clay Buchholz (0-1) was his second in two days. It was part of a three-run sixth inning that put the Orioles in front.

        Hardy curled Buchholz’s fastball inside the right field foul pole for his first homer in the fourth, then got his second off Robbie Ross in the seventh.

        Buchholz went five innings, one more than in his season debut, but allowed five earned runs for the second time in a row.

        Mike Wright (1-0) made his season debut after having it delayed by a rainout. He went five innings, gave up four runs and struck out four.

        David Ortiz hit his third homer of the season.  

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