BOSTON -- Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 1-0 loss to the Orioles:
“I can’t believe I didn’t catch it.” - Rick Porcello joked after he was told that the J.J. Hardy’s comebacker was 104 mph.
“I mean we lost and it’s a big game. There’s no satisfaction in that. I’m not playing for personal numbers, I’m playing to win.” - Porcello said when asked if he gets satisfaction with his performance, even in a losing effort.
“It’s a one pitch swing of the bat from (Mark) Trumbo that’s the difference in it . . . In the second inning, you don’t think there’s only going to be one run on the board from both clubs combined, but tip your hat to both (starters).” - John Farrell on the Wednesday night pitchers duel.
“I mean, no, just because of the time in the game. You try and be aggressive on the base paths. I think that was the right baserunning play, you know, obviously just made a pretty good play.” - Mookie Betts on Manny Machado trying to advance to second on Chris Davis’ fly to right in the ninth.
* Rick Porcello snapped his 13-game home winning streak with the loss, tying Boo Ferriss (1946) for longest winning streak at Fenway to begin a season.
* With Wednesday’s loss, the Red Sox snapped a 4-series winning streak.
* Wednesday’s shutout marks the first time the Orioles shutout the Red Sox last year, on the very same day in September (9/14)
* After Wednesday’s start, Porcello has a 2.44 ERA in 12 starts since the All-Star break.
* With Wednesday’s start, Porcello reach 200 innings for the second time in his career (2014).
* Porcello logged his AL-best 23rd quality start, tying his old teammate Justin Verlander.
* Zach Britton logged his American League-leading 43rd save of the season. He has yet to blow a save.
* Mookie Betts recorded his 13th outfield assist of the season when he gunned down Manny Machado at second in the ninth.
1) Kevin Gausman
Gausman logged his 17th quality start of the year against a team that he’d given up 11 runs to over eight innings prior to Wednesday’s contest.
2) Rick Porcello
Although he took his first loss at Fenway in 2016, Porcello did all he could to avoid that. He struck out six batters in eight innings, giving up just four hits and one run, without walking anyone.
3) Mark Trumbo
All it took was one swing of the bat from Baltimore’s DH to seal the win, launching his 42nd home run of the year.
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