Red Sox Beat Birds But Suffer More Injuries

Associated Press=

       BOSTON (AP) _ David Ortiz’s two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night despite losing two key starters to injuries.

        Left fielder Hanley Ramirez left with a bruised left hand and second baseman Dustin Pedroia limped off after his tiebreaking, two-run single with right hamstring tightness.

        It was Boston’s fifth win in eight games and snapped its six-game losing streak to the Orioles.

        Baltimore lost for just the fourth time in its last 16.

        Clay Buchholz (5-6) worked seven solid innings, giving up one run on eight hits, striking out seven and walking one. Junichi Tazawa struck out the side in the eighth before Koji Uehara got the final three outs.

        Trailing 1-0, the Red Sox scored five unearned runs off Bud Norris (2-6).