The first pitch was tossed at 11:04 AM EST between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles. It was Patriots Day in Boston, Massachusetts. As a matter of fact, the Boston Marathon was already on the course, and runners were passing by Fenway Park as the first pitch was thrown.
The Red Sox and Orioles game reached the seventh inning, and then the rain started to fall at a very steady rate. After one hour and 42 minutes of waiting, the game was called.
Boston defeated Baltimore 7-1 on a very wet Patriots Day thanks to five unearned runs and a poor Orioles defensive performance.
The run scoring got started with David "Big Papi" Ortiz. The slugger flied out to right field to score Mookie Betts.
In the third, Betts was safe on an error by Baltimores pitcher Wei-Yin Chen. Mike Napoli drew a walk to score Ryan Hanigan. Then, Shane Victorino was safe at first on an error by Manny Machado, the Orioles third baseman, to score Betts and Allen Craig.
After the third inning, the Red Sox had a 5-1 lead, and the Orioles pitcher was not helped out because of awful defense. Hanley Ramirez, the Red Sox left fielder, left the game in the top of the third inning due to illness.
In the sixth, the Red Sox got two more runs. Dustin Pedroia, who doubled to left, scored Hanigan. Craig singled to center to score Pedroia.
Chen pitched 4.1 innings and gave up five runs, zero earned, on five hits and five walks with three strikeouts. The veteran threw 95 pitches and is 0-1 after receiving the loss. Chen has a 3.07 ERA during this 2015 season.
Boston sent Justin Masterson to the mound against the Orioles. Masterson went 5.0 innings and gave up one earned run on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts. The Jamaican is now 2-0 with a 5.74 ERA on the season.
The Orioles will send righty Bud Norris (0-1, 12.38 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday to start a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. The team from Canada will send lefy Mark Buehrle (2-0, 3.75 ERA) to the mound to face Baltimore.
The Red Sox will send lefty Wade Miley (0-1, 10.57 ERA) to pitch in the opener of a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Miley will duel against righty Chris Archer (2-1, 1.37 ERA) from the Rays.