BALTIMORE -- First impressions from the Red Sox' 7-2 win over the Orioles:
* Steven Wright had six 1-2-3 innings among the nine he pitched.
For a brief time in the second, after two were out, Wright battled command. Then, in the fifth, he yielded three straight hits and a sacrifice fly, accounting for the only two runs he allowed.
Otherwise? Wright carved through the Baltimore lineup, facing the minimum number of hitters in six of the nine other innings and one over the minimum in another.
He got a number of weak squibbers - including a couple he fielded himself and of the four hits he allowed, only three left the infield.
* Mookie Betts stole the first Red Sox run with some alert baserunning.
Betts was on second when Xander Bogaerts hit a tapped in front of the mound.
Catcher Caleb Joseph pounced on the ball about 15 feet from home plate, but then stood there after throwing out Bogaerts at first. With home plate unguarded, Betts got to third and alertly kept going, beating the throw home from first baseman Chris Davis.
Betts is the probably the Red Sox' fastest baserunner, but in instances like that one, he showed he's also one of their smartest.
* David Ortiz is a menace at Camden Yards.
There's a reason John Farrell waited to make out the lineup card, hoping that David Ortiz was available after missing Sunday's game with a sore foot. Ortiz usually makes his presence felt here and Monday was no different.
He homered to right to lead off the eighth, giving him seven homers in his last 10 games at Camden Yards and 12 homers in his last 28 games.
If Ortiz played for the Orioles, it's frightening to think what sort of power numbers he could put up playing half the time in a ballpark with an inviting right field porch.
* The Sox have gotten plenty of contributions from bench players.
Josh Rutledge (.830 OPS) has helped out in the infield, with Brock Holt relegated to LF, and more recently, the DL. On Monday, it was Marco Hernandez's turn. Hernandez supplied a three-run homer from the ninth spot in the eighth inning, turning a two-run lead into a five-run advantage.
Their contributions have allowed Farrell to make some moves around the infield, such as Monday's decision to give Hanley Ramirez a day off while shifting Travis Shaw to first.
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