Orioles rally from early 6-run deficit to beat Red Sox, 12-8; Lyles pitches Saturday; Rodriguez dominates

In a month with some exciting, tense wins, the Orioles pulled off an unlikely one. Trailing the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park by six runs in the second inning, the Orioles scored 10 runs in the final three innings for a 12-8 win in the first game of a five-game series on Friday night.

Kyle Bradish allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings, and the bullpen needed to cover 7 1/3 with a Saturday doubleheader looming.

The Orioles hit three home runs to close to within 8-7.

Anthony Santander’s eighth, a two-run homer in the fourth; Jorge Mateo’s third, a three-run home run in the seventh; and Austin Hays’ fifth, a two-run homer in the eighth; brought the Orioles to within one.

Ramón Urias’ RBI single tied the score at 8, and the Orioles (19-27) scored four runs in the top of the ninth for a 12-8 lead.

Cionel Pérez (3-0), the fifth of six relievers, recorded the final out of the eighth.

Marcos Diplán pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

Santander’s RBI single, a wild pitch, a sacrifice fly by Ryan Mountcastle and a run-scoring single by Rougned Odor produced the runs  in the ninth.

Lyles’ deep starts: In four of his previous five starts, Jordan Lyles has completed at least six innings. A deep start will be vital in at least one game of Saturday’s day/night doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox. The first game begins at…

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