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Adam Jones, Kevin Gausman ejected in Red Sox 4-2 win over O's

Adam Jones, Kevin Gausman ejected in Red Sox 4-2 win over O's

BOSTON (AP) -- Hours after Major League Baseball held a conference call to tell the Red Sox and Orioles to stop their festering feud, Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman was ejected in the second inning for hitting a batter and Boston went on to win 4-2 Wednesday night.

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was later tossed, too, soon after being upset by a called strike. On Monday night, the All-Star was the target of racial slurs at Fenway Park, prompting apologies from the Red Sox, the mayor of Boston and the governor of Massachusetts.

Gausman was tossed by plate umpire Sam Holbrook after what appeared to be a curveball hit Xander Bogaerts. Catcher Caleb Joseph slammed his mask on the plate and manager Buck Showalter bolted from the dugout to argue. Gausman looked puzzled, at first, and then hollered.

Before the game, the teams talked to MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre, with Red Sox manager John Farrell saying the message was "Enough is enough" after Boston pitchers recently threw at Orioles star Manny Machado. On April 21, Machado made a late slide that injured Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

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Josh Rutledge drove in a pair of runs for Boston. He entered the game in the first inning after starting third baseman Marco Hernandez left with a strained left shoulder.

Drew Pomeranz (3-1) gave up two runs on five hits, his fourth time in five starts he's allowed two or fewer runs. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth, fanning Machado to end it for his 10th save.

Gausman (1-3) took the loss. Reliever Richard Bleier allowed Bogaerts to score on Rutledge's single in the second.

Jones was angered over a called second strike, then was ejected after he struck out swinging. He flipped his bat and helmet toward Holbrook as he walked away.

A day after Machado went on an expletive-filled tirade after Chris Sale's fastball sailed behind him, he went a quiet 0 for 5.

Boston made it 4-0 against Bleier in the fourth when Chris Young had an RBI double, Rutledge a run-scoring grounder and Pedroia a sacrifice fly.

The Orioles got to Pomeranz for two runs in the sixth. Trey Mancini had a sacrifice fly and J.J. Hardy an RBI single.

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Renato Nunez sidelined with soreness

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Renato Nunez sidelined with soreness

It's just a little over a week until Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles and Spring Training is about to wrap up.

Player Updates:

Third baseman Renato Nunez took Monday off due to some right arm soreness. Although not serious, the projected starter at third is now listed as day-to-day. 

Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner had an eye-opening performance for the O's in their victory over the Tigers. Five innings, five strikeouts, three hits and one run is a good day's work.

The Orioles acquired catcher Lenin Rodriguez from the Phillies. At 20-years-old he's never made it out of the minors and the highest level he has reached is Low-A ball, where he played 21 games in 2018.

Injuries: 

C Austin Wynns: Oblique, day-to-day 

RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, should be ready for Opening Day

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, day-to-day

Coming Up:

Tuesday 3/19: Orioles vs. Twins, 1:05 p.m., Ed Smith Stadium 

Wednesday 3/20: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 6:05 p.m., Ed Smith Stadium 

Thursday 3/21: Orioles @ Pirates, 1:05 p.m., LECOM Park

Source: Rotoworld

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Orioles option Austin Hays to minor leagues

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Orioles option Austin Hays to minor leagues

With Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles just a week and a half away, here are the latest updates from Spring Training. 

Player Updates:

Outfielder Austin Hays has had a stellar spring with the big league club, but he was optioned Sunday to spend some time in the minor leagues to start the season. His injury and resulting struggles in 2018 led the Orioles to want to see him find regular season success before rejoining the Major League squad. 

Starting rotation hopeful Mike Wright allowed four runs in five innings against the Yankees Sunday. Three of the eight hits he allowed to New York left the park, and the home runs accounted for each of the four runs he gave up.

Catcher Austin Wynns is getting closer to a return. Wynns has battled an oblique issue for much of Spring Training, but manager Brandon Hyde says he could return to action next week.

Injuries: 

C Austin Wynns: Oblique, day-to-day 

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, day-to-day

Coming Up:

Monday 3/18: Orioles @ Tigers, 1:05 p.m., Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium

Tuesday 3/19: Orioles vs. Twins, 1:05 p.m., Ed Smith Stadium 

Wednesday 3/20: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 6:05 p.m., Ed Smith Stadium 

Source: Rotoworld

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