BOSTON - On a night when Chris Tillman wasn't particularly sharp, Jonathan Schoop had his first four-hit game to lead the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-4 win over the Boston Red Sox before 36,408 at Fenway Park on Friday night.
The Orioles (8-7) have their first three-game winning streak of the season, and are over .500 for the first time since winning on opening day.
Baltimore got five innings out of Tillman on a brutally cold night. For the second straight game, first pitch temperature was 39 degrees, but Tillman (2-1) worked his way through a difficult Boston (7-10) lineup.
"It was a struggle," Tillman said. "It was a night where I was battling myself the whole time."
Adam Jones' infield hit drove in Nick Markakis with the first run in the first inning.
Baltimore added three runs in the third on an RBI double by Markakis and a two-run single by Nelson Cruz off John Lackey (2-2).
Boston scored a run in the fourth off Tillman, and the Orioles scored two more in the fifth on RBI singles by Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy to take a 6-1 lead.
Tillman got through the fifth inning, but he left after throwing 122 pitches. He allowed two more runs in the fifth, giving up three on seven hits, walking four and striking out five.
Brian Matusz allowed one run in 2 2-3 innings, his longest outing since July 2012, and Darren O'Day worked the final 1 1-3 for his first save.
Baltimore scored its final two runs on RBI doubles by Schoop in the seventh and ninth.
"If the pitcher doesn't throw the ball well, we pick him up. If we don't hit well, they pick us up," Schoop said. "Sometimes we do it both and sometimes we do just one. But today, I think he threw good, but he just threw too many pitches and we picked him up offensively."
MACHADO MOVING ALONG: Manny Machado's recovery has moved along so well that he'll be playing his first extended spring game on Saturday, manager Buck Showalter said.
Machado took batting and fielding practice, ran the bases and slid on Friday. He's scheduled for five innings at third base.
"I talked to him today. He's upbeat, ready to go," Showalter said
Machado, who underwent left knee surgery last Oct. 14, will have 20 days for a rehab assignment.
"I'm just going to let it run its course. I'm not going to put any this day, that day exactly, and then there's some unknown there," Showalter said. "Just let him get through a few days at extended spring, and let's see where we are."
Baltimore hasn't decided which affiliate Machado will begin his rehab with. Frederick will be home April 23-29, and it's possible that the 21-year-old All-Star third baseman could spend part of his assignment with the Keys.
"He's not going to stay in Delmarva the whole time, I'll tell you that. I don't want to get into saying what level he's going to be at," Showalter said. "I know what Manny's rehab there means to some of the affiliates. We're going to do what's best for him and the organization when the time comes. We just hope it comes after a few days in extended spring."
Machado's rehab will be nearing completion when he's not preoccupied about the knee.
"That will all happen naturally," Showalter said. "It's just where he's not thinking about it, where he's just doing it naturally. Is this going to hurt? Is that going to hurt? Is that going to be a problem? When he gets to the point where he just thinks about, 'Where am I playing the hitter? Who's covering second base?' And just getting a sign where it's the natural flow of the game, so he'll know where that comfort level is."
PATTON DELAYED: Troy Patton, who's on the suspended list for the first 25 games of the season, will have to wait until Apr. 30 to return, a day later than expected due to Tuesday's rainout.
Patton, who has been working out in Sarasota, Fla. during the suspension, will go on a rehab assignment beginning Tuesday, Showalter said.