Orioles’ bats bail out shaky Gallardo in rout of Red Sox

Baltimore Orioles' Yovani Gallardo. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

SARASOTA, Fla. — J.J. Hardy homered for the third straight game, Manny Machado for the second in a row, and Chris Davis hit his second home run of the spring as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 16-8 on Saturday.

The home runs from Machado and Davis were part of a six-run sixth inning against Roenis Elias, who’s a candidate for Boston’s fifth starter’s job.

Minor league catcher Audry Perez added a three-run homer.

Mark Trumbo had three RBIs for the Orioles.

Yovani Gallardo started for the Orioles and allowed seven runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Boston scored five runs in the second inning against Gallardo, who has a spring ERA of 16.88.

Mookie Betts had three hits and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox.

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