Red Sox still share first as they host Orioles

BOSTON – While the Yankees haven’t played an entire game since Sunday, the Boston Red Sox have managed to play their way out of and then back into a first-place tie with New York in American League East.

The Yankees were off Monday, then played a game suspended in the sixth inning before getting rained out on Wednesday heading into Thursday’s scheduled off day.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox, tied with their rivals at the start of the week, lost two games to Oakland, then beat the Athletics and Baltimore Orioles to pull right back into a tie for the division lead.

With Thursday’s game being a makeup of an April rainout, the Red Sox (30-14) will send Drew Pomeranz to the mound for the original series start against the Orioles, and he will face winless Alex Cobb Friday night.

Thursday, David Price came within a strike out his first shutout in three years, and the Sox defeated the Orioles for the fourth time in as many tries this season. Home runs by J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts, the latter with his second three-run homer in as many nights, and Price’s five-hitter keyed a 6-2 win over the last-place Orioles.

The Red Sox stole three bases on Kevin Gausman Thursday, one without a throw from catcher Article source:

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