BOSTON -- Like every team in major league baseball, the Orioles participated in Players Weekend, and the nicknamed Orioles had a fun time at Fenway Park.
With the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox committing five errors, Mamba, Mr. Miami and Crush led the way. Those were the names chosen by second baseman Jonathan Schoop, third baseman Manny Machado and first baseman Chris Davis for the back of their uniforms, and they were punctuated by a blinding orange cap.
Designated hitter Mark Trumbo and right fielder Seth Smith, who simply wore their last names on the jerseys that are being used this weekend, enjoyed themselves, too.
The Orioles scored 11 runs off last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner, Rick Porcello on their way to a 16-3 win over the Red Sox before 37,191 at Fenway Park on Aug. 25.
Their 16 runs were a season-high, and the 20 hits equaled their 2017 high. They hadn’t scored this many runs at Fenway since June 11, 1993.
"I know the guys got a big kick out of me coming out of the dugout with that stuff on," manager Buck Showalter said. "I know one thing, I wasn’t going to sneak up on anybody."
Schoop had four hits; Machado, three. Davis hit his 21st homer, and Trumbo his 20th, giving the Orioles six players with 20 home runs for the second consecutive season. Smith had a two-run single in the seven-run fifth.
"Different look. But when the game started, it's time to go out there, play hard and try to win," Schoop said. "The uniform is fun, but the game is the same. You've got to out there and compete and win."
Left fielder Trey Mancini, who was born as Joseph Anthony Mancini III, wore "Trey" on his back, and drove in four.
"It was pretty fun. We looked like we were going on a big hunting trip with those hats there. They're pretty bright," Mancini said. "I warmed up to them actually. When we were all out on the field together, it looked pretty cool. But it's fun to see everybody's nickname, and things like Manny's cleats, it was pretty awesome to see everybody's own flair on everything."
Jeremy Hellickson, who went by "Helly," was the beneficiary. Winning for the second time in five starts with the Orioles, the right-hander allowed three runs on four hits in seven innings.
"Probably scored too many runs, actually," Hellickson said. "Fifth inning, I felt I hadn’t thrown the whole game. You can’t say enough about this offense."
The Orioles are 63-65 and have won consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 5-7. They trail Minnesota for the second AL wild-card spot by three games, and everyone around the team knows the games are vital.
"That's not said, but I think everybody knows that we've got just a little over a month left," Mancini said. "It's definitely time to string some wins together, and tonight was a good game for us."
It got so bad for the Red Sox that their first baseman, Mitch Moreland, took the mound for the ninth, holding the Orioles scoreless.
NOTES: LHP Zach Britton said that he got good news from the MRI on his left knee. "I was just putting it off because it wasn’t something that was affecting me pitching," Britton said. "But we had the off-day yesterday, so it was kind of perfect timing just to go get it done and get it over with. The results were good and it’s not something that should hinder me from pitching, like it hasn’t the past few years."
Britton said there would be no procedure on the knee after the season.
RHP Dylan Bundy was placed on the bereavement list due to the death of his grandmother. RHP Mike Wright was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to replace him. Bundy is expected back Aug. 28 and should start Aug. 29 or 30. … LHP Wade Miley has been away from the team for a few days due to a family matter, but he’s expected to return Aug. 26 and start Aug. 27. … RHP Chris Tillman is slated to start Aug. 28. … SS J.J. Hardy will remain at Triple-A Norfolk to continue his rehab for the time being. … The Orioles’ Sept. 4 game with the New York Yankees will now start at 2:05 p.m. instead of the previously announced 1:35 p.m. … Double-A Bowie utility man Garabez Rosa has been named to the Eastern League All-Star team for the second straight time. … RHP Kevin Gausman (9-9, 5.25) faces LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3, 4.01) on Aug. 26 at 4:05 p.m.