The Boston Red Sox weren't able to extend their win streak in the final game at Fenway Park for the 2020 MLB season.
The Sox entered Thursday night's matchup with the Orioles having won three consecutive games, but Baltimore avoided a series sweep with an emphatic 13-1 victory.
The Orioles scored three runs in the second, fourth and ninth innings as part of an 18-hit performance. Every Orioles starter tallied at least one hit. Right fielder Austin Hays, first baseman Pat Valaika, third baseman Rio Ruiz and shortstop Ramon Urias had three hits apiece.
Thursday's game also might have been the final one in a Red Sox uniform for Jackie Bradley Jr. The veteran center fielder is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the offseason, and it's possible he could take his talents elsewhere. Bradley went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two strikeouts.
Martin Perez started for the Red Sox and gave up six earned runs on nine hits, along with two strikeouts and one walk in four innings.
FINAL SCORE: Orioles 13, Red Sox 1
RED SOX RECORD: 22-35
A nice double play for the Red Sox in the second inning.
Which is your favorite: the catch or the throw? pic.twitter.com/e6SETCvgvb— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 25, 2020
The Orioles came out swinging in the second inning and scored three runs.
Former Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias put Baltimore up 6-0 with a fourth inning homer.
The Orioles went up 9-1 with this home run from Pat Valaika.
The Red Sox will wrap up their 2020 season with a three-game series against the Braves beginning Friday night in Atlanta.