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Red Sox’ Rich Hill tosses two-hit shutout




In his career start during Fenway Park, Rich Hill done some sorcery on Friday night with some useful assistance from Mookie Betts.

The lefthander from Milton was shining opposite a Baltimore Orioles, throwing a two-hit shutout as a Sox rolled to a 7-0 victory.

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With a curtain on second and dual outs in a ninth inning, Hill threw his 116th pitch. Chris Davis battered a curveball to right margin for what looked like a certain home run.

Betts raced behind to a bullpen wall and done a fantastic leaping locate to safety a shutout.

It was a initial shutout by a Sox pitcher this deteriorate and a initial nine-inning shutout with dual or fewer hits given Jon Lester one-hit a Blue Jays on May 10, 2013.

Hill (2-0) walked one and struck out 10.

In 3 vital joining starts this deteriorate — his initial starts given 2009 — a 35-year-old Hill has authorised 3 runs on 10 hits over 23 innings. He has struck out 30 and walked two.

The Orioles never came tighten to scoring until a final play. Hill authorised a leadoff singular in a initial inning afterwards late 16 straight. When Baltimore put dual runners on bottom in a sixth inning, he struck out Manny Machado to finish a inning.

David Ortiz was 3 for 4 with 3 doubles and 3 RBIs as a Sox snapped a three-game losing streak.

Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman (3-7) authorised 5 runs on 5 hits over 5 innings.

Betts drew a travel with dual outs in a third inning and scored when Dustin Pedroia singled and Ortiz doubled. Pedroia was thrown out during a image perplexing to measure behind Betts.

Brock Holt, who started in left margin in place of a resting Rusney Castillo, walked in a fifth inning. Sandy Leon bunted him to second. Holt took third when Jackie Bradley Jr. grounded out and scored on a furious pitch.

The Sox scored 3 times in a sixth inning. Pedroia walked and Bogaerts singled before Ortiz sent a double to right field, a round removing over a conduct of rookie Dariel Alvarez, who was personification his initial diversion during Fenway Park.

Pedroia scored and Bogaerts was right behind him. That knocked Gausman out of a game. Ortiz scored on a two-out singular by Holt that came off T.J. McFarland.

Bogaerts singled in a eighth inning and scored on an Ortiz double to left margin off lefthander Brian Matusz. It was usually a fourth strike for Ortiz in 29 career at-bats opposite Matusz. Three of them have been doubles.

Jeff Rutledge splash ran for Ortiz and scored on a singular by Holt.

Hill, a 35-year-old lefthander from Milton, had 10 strikeouts for a third uninterrupted start. He walked only one. His other shutout came in 2006 while pitching for a Chicago Cubs.

David Ortiz gathering in 3 runs for a Red Sox, including a two-run double in a three-run sixth.

Peter Abraham can be reached during pabraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteAbe.

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