BOSTON — The Orioles’ road losing streak continued Thursday night where it began more than a month ago, against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Their 13th straight loss away from Camden Yards — a 6-2 setback that tied the franchise record for consecutive road losses — was much like the others, with the Orioles trailing early and frustrated late.
Right-hander Kevin Gausman, who had quality starts in five of his previous six outings, didn’t survive a four-run fifth inning in which he grew more uncharacteristically flustered as the frame progressed.
And the Orioles’ bats — the same ones that averaged more than eight runs over the first seven games of their homestand — were silenced by Boston left-hander David Price, who threw a complete game on 95 pitches.
The loss matched the longest road losing streak in the Orioles’ 64-year history, according to STATS. The Orioles lost 13 straight road games April 8-28 during their record 21-game losing streak to open the 1988 season.
On Thursday, the Orioles (13-30) managed just five hits and went into the ninth scoreless before Manny Machado’s two-run homer with two outs in the ninth.
Gausman appeared visibly rattled in the fifth — both by the Red Sox on the bases and by plate umpire Tony Randazzo’s strike zone.
The Red Sox stole four bases in the inning, and on two occasions Gausman threw to first well after the runners already broke for second base. Xander Bogaerts later capped the inning with a three-run homer.