Right-hander Nick Pivetta looked sharp in his Red Sox debut Tuesday night as Boston downed the Orioles for their second straight victory.
Pivetta, who was acquired in the deal that sent relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree to the Philadelphia Phillies, tossed five innings allowing one run and striking out eight.
Christian Vazquez crushed a three-run home run to give the Red Sox insurance in their 21st win of the season.
FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 8, Orioles 3
Red Sox Record: 21-34
Pivetta has solid Sox debut
Nunez narrows O's deficit
Vazquez's three-run homer
Wednesday, Sept. 22 vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 23 vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.