Xander Bogaerts celebrates with J.D. Martinez after hitting a two-run homer Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. Will Newton/Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Michael Chavis homered in his first start of the season, Xander Bogaerts also connected and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-6 on Saturday night.

Bogaerts and Alex Verdugo each had three hits for the Red Sox.

Chavis was recalled Friday from Triple-A Worcester and took the roster spot of Kiké Hernández, who was placed on the injured list because of a right hamstring strain. Chavis started at second and batted leadoff. His only other appearance this season was April 10 against Baltimore as a pinch-runner.

Garrett Richards (2-2) beat the Orioles for the first time in three starts this season, allowing four runs and eight hits over seven innings.

The Red Sox took a 4-1 lead in the second inning on a single by Hunter Renfroe and a two-run homer by Chavis off Orioles left-hander Zac Lowther, who made his first major league start.

Freddy Galvis cut the lead to 4-2 by leading off the bottom half with a solo shot for the Orioles, who have homered in each of their last nine games.

The Red Sox answered with three runs in the third on an RBI single by Christian Vazquez and a two-run single by Bobby Dalbec off Shawn Armstrong.

Lowther (0-1) was charged with all seven runs over 2 1/3 innings.

Boston opened the fourth with three straight singles and scored two more runs on a grounder by Rafael Devers and a single by Vazquez.

Bogaerts pushed the lead to 11-2 with a two-run homer in the sixth.

Trey Mancini had an RBI double and scored on a pinch-hit single by Ramon Urias in the sixth, but Bogaerts ended the threat with a nifty grab for an inning-ending, 6-4-3 double play.

Orioles infielder Pat Valaika pitched a scoreless ninth.

Austin Hays managed a two-run single in the ninth off Austin Brice that pulled the Orioles within 11-6.


Red Sox: Infielder Christian Arroyo (hand) was out of the lineup for the third consecutive game. He suffered a bruised left hand after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday against the Tigers, but could return Sunday.

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