Holt’s RBI triple helps Boston beat Orioles 4-2

David Ortiz, Matt Wieters

BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera’s suicide squeeze, lifting the Boston Red Sox over the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Saturday.

David Ortiz had a solo homer and two hits for the World Series champion Red Sox, who have won three of four.

Nelson Cruz had a pair of run-scoring singles for the Orioles, who had a three-game winning streak halted.

Junichi Tazawa (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 hitless innings of relief. Koji Uehara struck out three after a leadoff walk for his fourth save.

The benches emptied briefly in the seventh after Bud Norris (0-2) threw high and tight to David Ross, who was trying to sacrifice. Ross yelled something, but Orioles catcher Matt Wieters stepped in between and both sides retreated to the dugouts.

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