Boston won the opener on Monday 2-0 in 12 innings, handing the Baltimore its fifth straight loss. The Red Sox improved to 6-1 against the Orioles this season as Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. lifted sacrifice flies against Mychal Givens.
Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts was reinstated from the disabled list before the game and went 1 for 5 in the leadoff spot. Betts, who came in with a major league-leading .359 batting average, missed 14 games with an abdominal strain.
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Heaney (3-5) was shaky after throwing a one-hit shutout against Kansas City in his previous start on his 27th birthday, no less. This time, the left-hander was tagged for five runs and seven hits in three-plus innings.
Giving up homers never wins you games, not like that, Heaney said. Not that early, not that often.
Guerra struck out four while allowing five hits and two walks, aided by two double plays and two highlight-reel catches in left by Braun.
He made a diving grab to prevent Rizzo’s flare from falling for a hit to lead off the fourth. Two innings later, Braun made a leaping catch at the wall to rob Willson Contreras of a tying homer.
Braun held the glove behind his back after coming down with the ball and swaggered for a few steps toward the infield before shrugging and revealing the ball in his mitt.
It was a lot more fun than when they scored all those runs, but I take a lot of pride in my defense, Braun said.
The Cubs got an effective outing from starter Jose Quintana, who allowed four hits, two walks and struck out three over six innings. The left-hander gave up solo homers to Erik Kratz and Jonathan Villar.