J.J. Hardy had a pair of two-run home runs, Mark Trumbo added another and the Baltimore Orioles pounded the Boston Red Sox 9-5 on Tuesday night to win their seventh straight game to begin the season.
Trumbo’s homer off Clay Buchholz (0-1) was his second in two days. It was part of a three-run sixth inning that put the Orioles in front.
Hardy curled Buchholz’s fastball inside the right field foul pole for his first homer in the fourth, then got his second off Robbie Ross in the seventh.
Buchholz went five innings — one more than in his season debut — but allowed five earned runs for the second time in a row.
Mike Wright (1-0) made his season debut after having it delayed by a rainout. He went five innings, gave up four runs and struck out four.
Boston started fast, taking a 2-0 lead on David Ortiz’s third home run of the season in the first.
The Orioles have scored nine runs in each of the last two games.
It was the 12th career multihomer game for Hardy and his first since 2014.
Trumbo now has two home runs and five RBIs through two games of the three-game series, which concludes Wednesday night.
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