Here are the rest of Friday’s scores and highlights: Red Sox 9, Angels 4: David Ortiz commanded center stage at Fenway Park for the first time since 2016, becoming the 10th player in franchise history to have his number retired. The club hung his jersey number between those of Wade Boggs and Jackie Robinson and invited the slugger to toss out the ceremonial first pitch, which landed just a few feet wide of the plate: Following the ceremony, the Red Sox capped their tribute with a decisive 9-4 win over the visiting Angels, powered by 6 1/3 innings of four-run ball from Rick Porcello and a two-RBI performance from Sandy Leon. They remain tied with the Yankees for first place in the AL East. Nationals
Ubaldo Jimenez is pitching tonight and the Orioles have a chance to tie history with the number of consecutive games giving up 5+ runs. Elsewhere in Birdland, Zach Britton came out of another rehab appearance unscathed and Austin Hays singled in his AA debut. Roch has all the gory details on the Orioles' road woes this season.
The St. Louis Cardinals mid-June road trip has drawn to a close and suspicions as to how bad this team is have now been confirmed. After the Cards dropped a series to the Baltimore Orioles, they were able to take a series from Philadelphia. The cratering Cardinals, took two extra inning wins away from the Phillies but were unable to close out the sweep in the third game losing 5-1. With St. Louis dropping three games on this road trip they have lost pace with the Chicago Cubs. The Cards are now five back while the Cubs have maintained second place. The Cardinals have officially slipped. The closest team to the Cardinals is their upcoming opponent the Pittsburgh Pirates with only one game separating