First-place Orioles double up on Red Sox

WASHINGTON — The Orioles doubled up on the Red Sox, 4-2, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Saturday with Baltimore now winning four straight games.

The first-place Orioles, powered by home runs by Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop, helped Jayson Aquino pick up the victory in his first major league start.

Jayson Aquino
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jayson Aquino throws to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Steven Wright
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Jackie Bradley Jr, Xander Bogaerts
Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr., right, follows teammate Xander Bogaerts as they round the bases on Bradley’s two-run home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Hunter Wendelstedt, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr, Caleb Joseph
Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts, second from right, greets teammate Jackie Bradley Jr. after Bradley batted him in on a home run in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph and home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt in the third inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Marco Hernandez, Caleb Joseph
Boston Red Sox’s Marco Hernandez, left, falls in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph after being hit by a pitch from relief pitcher Donnie Hart in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Baltimore won 4-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Xander Bogaerts, Jonathan Schoop
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, center, jumps to avoid Baltimore Orioles’ Jonathan Schoop after forcing him out while turning a double play on a ground ball by J.J. Hardy to end the eighth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Baltimore won 4-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Dustin Pedroia
Boston Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia stands in the dugout in the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Pedroia sat out the game after being injured on a play in Friday’s game against Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Jackie Bradley Jr, Xander Bogaerts
Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr., right, follows teammate Xander Bogaerts as they round the bases on Bradley’s two-run home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Jayson Aquino
Steven Wright
Jackie Bradley Jr, Xander Bogaerts
Hunter Wendelstedt, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr, Caleb Joseph
Marco Hernandez, Caleb Joseph
Xander Bogaerts, Jonathan Schoop
Dustin Pedroia
Jackie Bradley Jr, Xander Bogaerts

The lefty went six innings, allowing just two runs over his time on the mound.

Aquino, 24, who broke in with the Rockies organization in 2010, was a reliever for the Orioles last season after playing for several minor league teams the last several years.

“It’s been a tough process. I’ve been through a few organizations right now,” Aquino said through a translator. “But I’m just thankful to the Orioles for this opportunity and allowing me to start a game at the major league level.”

Darren O’Day picked up his first save of the season since closer Zach Britton is on the disabled list with a forearm strain.

Britton will see a specialist Monday following a MI that came back clean.

Mancini has eight home runs this season in 17 games, which ties a major league record with Trevor Story and Carlos Delgado.

Sunday, (1-1) Kevin Gausman makes his fifth start of the season at 1:35 p.m.

Baltimore has not lost a series this season.


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