Lester, Ortiz carry Red Sox over Orioles 5-0
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jon Lester allowed four hits over seven innings, David Ortiz went 4 for 4 with his 20th home run and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore 5-0 Sunday to earn their first series win over the Orioles in two years.
Mike Napoli had two doubles and an RBI for the Red Sox, who took two of three in this duel between AL East foes. Boston had lost six straight series to Baltimore since a four-game sweep in July 2011.
All four hits against Lester (10-6) were singles. He struck out eight, walked two and did not allow a runner past second base.
On Saturday night, Ortiz shattered the casing of two dugout phones after being ejected from the game. On Sunday, he put his bat to better use.