Hanley Ramirez (pictured) along with Dustin Pedroia both left Wednesday's game with injuries. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Closing Time: Red Sox win overshadowed by injuries to Hanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia

Ryan Hannable
June 24, 2015 - 5:48 pm
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While the Red Sox showed some grit, coming back from a 1-0 deficit following a tough loss Tuesday night, the win was overshadowed by two injuries occurring during the game. Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia both left the game in the Red Sox' 5-1 win over the Orioles Wednesday at Fenway Park, as the Sox scored five times in the sixth inning taking advantage of two Baltimore errors. Ramirez left the game following the bottom of the fifth when he was struck on the left wrist by a line drive from Xander Bogaerts on a hit-and-run play when Ramirez was running to second base. It was announced as a left hand contusion. He saw the ball, but couldn't get out of the way. Pedroia left the game following a single in the sixth, when it appeared he suffered the injury rounding first base. The team announced the injury as right hamstring tightness. "We're still in the process of gathering all the information," manager John Farrell said. "There's advanced imaging going on for both Pedey and Hanley. The injuries are what everyone saw, but we don't have full information yet." After the Orioles scored the first run of the game in the top of the sixth, the Red Sox came right back in the bottom half of the inning thanks to some sloppy Orioles defense. Following two errors, Mookie Betts made them pay with a sharp single to right scoring Alejandro De Aza, who had reached on an error to leadoff the frame. Following a Brock Holt ground out to advance two runners, Pedroia came through with a two-run single to left (the play he was injured on) to put the Red Sox on top, 3-1 at the time. The next batter David Ortiz then crushed a Bud Norris offering over the center field wall for a two-run homer to give the Red Sox the 5-1 lead. None of the runs in the inning were earned. Clay Buchholz was once again solid for the Red Sox. The right-hander went seven innings allowing one run on eight hits while walking one and striking seven. The Red Sox have won four of his last five starts and his ERA has now fallen to 3.68 on the season. "Lot of strikes and a constant mix of all his pitches," Farrell said. "There wasn't any one sequence that he would repeat. Started a number of guys off with a number of different pitches and again just with a constant change of speed for him tonight. He's been very dependable for us and seven strong innings tonight. Good to see him go out and put up a zero after we scored the five. But led the way for us tonight." Junichi Tazawa struck out the side in the eighth inning and Koji Uehara tossed a scoreless ninth to close out the win. Here is what went right (and wrong) in the Red Sox win: WHAT WENT RIGHT -- Betts went 1-for-4 to extend his hit streak to 11 games. In those games he's batting .512. -- Buchholz had another quality start, his team-leading 10th of the season. He's gone at least seven innings in six of his last eight starts, allowing two earned runs or less in six of them as well. -- Before leaving the game, Ramirez was 2-for-2 to extend his hit streak to five games. In those games he's batting .529. -- Bogaerts went 2-for-3 in the win. He came into the game leading qualifying AL shortstops in average and on-base percentage. WHAT WENT WRONG -- First and foremost, the two injuries to Pedroia and Ramirez. -- Taking Ramirez's spot in the order, Mike Napoli went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. He's 0 for his last six with six strikeouts.

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