Orioles' Davis singles in 1st, ending record hitless streak

Red Sox's Rick Porcello points to his championship hat during a parade to celebrate the team's World Series win over the Dodgers on Wednesday Oct. 31 2018 in Boston

Red Sox's Rick Porcello points to his championship hat during a parade to celebrate the team's World Series win over the Dodgers on Wednesday Oct. 31 2018 in Boston

The two-run single off Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello snapped the longest hitless streak by a non-pitcher in major league history. It didn't come until the bottom of the eighth inning, but a three-run shot put by Xander Bogaerts put an exclamation point on the ballgame and continued a depressing run by this pitching staff. It marked his first home run since blasting one against ex-teammate Zack Britton and the Yankees on August 24 of last season.

After mustering only one hit for much of Saturday's game and plating only one run for much of Sunday's game, the Red Sox bats struggled to get anything going again on Monday. J.D. Martinez had two of them.

It wasn't the only bad decision Martinez made on the basepaths in this game. He will take on Orioles lefty John Means, who is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 10 strikeouts in four appearances this season. His last hit prior to Saturday was a double against then-White Sox righty James Shields last September 14. Do the Red Sox really need eight arms in the bullpen? Soon some of those turned into real cheers when he got the hit.

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Price threw seven innings of shutout ball, giving up three hits, walking none, and striking out seven.

After splitting a four game series with the O's the Sox are 5-11.

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