Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Baltimore Orioles scored seven runs in the
third inning to take advantage of an early injury to Boston starter Aaron
Cook, as they cruised to an 8-2 win over the Red Sox in the second of three
games at Fenway Park.
Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer and Adam Jones added a two-run shot for
Baltimore, which has won four in a row and six of its last seven. Jason Hammel
(4-1) struck out eight while allowing just two runs on four hits and a walk
over 6 2/3 strong innings.
Cook (0-1) was tagged for seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits over just
2 2/3 innings after being injured in the second for the Red Sox, who have
dropped four straight.
With Davis charging home from third on a passed ball, Cook attempted to block
the plate by sliding knee-first. Davis' left cleat spiked Cook's knee in the
Cook received stitches from the training staff and returned to pitch, but was
clearly injured. He recorded just three outs from that point forward, while
surrendering six hits and a walk.
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