Eovaldi gets 1st career
BOSTON – Nathan Evaldi delivered seven strokes in his first full game of his career, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Saturday in the opener with two headers night and day, without “urgent care.”
Eovaldi gets 1st career complete game; Boston beats O’s 5-3
The Red Sox claimed their eighth win in 10 games after winning two advances from six games in a Friday night loss.
The match was tied at 3 before Bobby Dalbeck dropped Homer in the sixth inning.
Rafael Davers achieved four singles for Boston, and Kiki Hernandez added one single.
Robinson Chirinos tied Baltimore’s shot into two goals. The Orioles lost three of the four.
Evaldi (2-2) threw 108 in his 211th debut in the Major League. The 32-year-old right-hander allowed two winning runs, hit six and walked into one.
It’s the biggest start before an entire game is thrown in MLB history, according to STATS.
Evaldi said, “It definitely means a lot to me. Especially with the game changing now and things like that, and the injuries I’ve had.”
Evaldi had Tommy John surgery twice — once in high school and again in 2016 — and was sidelined in 2019 after having “loose bodies” removed in his elbow a year earlier.
“Every beginner wants to get out there and finish their start,” he said. “that means alot to me.”
There was some applause when he came out for Game Nine with full matches being rare in baseball.
Boston’s Bullpen is flagged for 10 runs on Friday.
“He was fantastic, especially in the second part of the match,” said Red Sox coach Alex Cora. “We needed to reset (the bulls) at one point.”
Cora didn’t know it was Evaldi’s first full match until it was over.
“It was good to see them celebrate him (at the club), well deserved,” Cora said.
Dalbec, who entered by hitting only 162 after losing most of his first base time to Franchi Cordero, drove a fastball into the Boston team against Keegan Akin (1-1).
Less than 12 hours after eliminating a six-time delay by beating the Red Sox 10-0 over the last three rounds, the Orioles tied 3 in the fifth inning when Cherinos hit a suspended curve ball from Evaldi on Green Monster.
The Red Sox cleared an early hole 1-0 when Jackie Bradley Jr. lined up the two-scoring double and Hernandez followed with his single that fell into the shallow left of the gauntlet of third baseman Ramon Urillas.
Jordan Lyle, the Orioles player, gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings.
The Orioles: A day after they said 24-year-old Jahmy Jones had end-of-season surgery on Tommy John, they set him up for the job and called in RHP Cody Sedlock.
Red Sox: RHP has put Hansel Robles on the list for 15 days of urgent care with back cramps.
In addition to Robles in IL, the Red Sox demoted right-handed Hirokazu Sawamura to Triple-A Worcester and called up right-handers Ryan Brasier and Phillips Valdez.
Baltimore’s Rougned Odor went 0-4, ending the best streak of his career in 11 consecutive games.
For the night games, right-handed Denny Reyes (0-0, 0.00 ERA) of the Orioles is expected to make his first major league game and second appearance against Boston right-back Josh Winkowski, who is set to make his league debut.