NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Bumpy position transition for Hanley Ramirez

What could have been a fine catch by Hanley Ramirez instead became a wall-ball single by the Orioles’ Jimmy Paredes.

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The Red Sox knew there would be some ugly moments as their free-agent acquisition gets familiar with left field and the Monster.

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz allowed 11 hits in six innings as the Orioles beat the Red Sox, 4-1, on Saturday at Fenway Park.

Orioles 4, Red Sox 1

Orioles get best of Clay Buchholz, Red Sox

Buchholz kept the Orioles close, but the Red Sox offense couldn’t take advantage in a 4-1 loss to Baltimore on Saturday.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin041815SoxOrioles_spt5.jpg Brock Holt still making most of his chances

Holt, who is seeing much less action this season, has excelled when inserted into the lineup.

NICK CAFARDO I SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_bobby_evans.jpg Will there be a Giant problem in San Francisco?

The defending World Series champions dropped eight straight before snapping their losing streak Saturday.

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New York got home runs from Travis d’Arnaud and Wilmer Flores in a 5-4 victory over Miami on Saturday.

RED SOX 3, ORIOLES 2

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin041715SoxOrioles_spt25.jpg Red Sox take walkoff win over Orioles

Xander Bogaerts’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Mike Napoli.

While umpire Jordan Baker (left) and Orioles manager Buck Showalter argued, starter Ubaldo Jimenez wondered why he was ejected without a warning for hitting the Red Sox’ Pablo Sandoval in the fourth inning.

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Orioles thrown for a loss by ejection of Ubaldo Jimenez

The Baltimore pitcher plunked Pablo Sandoval in the fourth inning, but says the move wasn’t intentional.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_joe_kelly.jpg High pitch count didn’t bother Joe Kelly

The Red Sox starter threw 118 pitches — the second-highest total of his career — on Friday.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/brentz-7070.jpg Bryce Brentz delivers in Pawtucket home opener

Brentz punctuated the opener by launching a walkoff homer as part of a 3-for-4 performance.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_hanley_ramirez.jpg Hanley Ramirez enjoying his return to Boston

Ten years after leaving the organization in the Josh Beckett deal, Ramirez is glad things have come full circle.

Alex Speier | MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Manuel Margot creating buzz at Single A Salem

The 20-year-old outfielder is drawing comparisons to stars such as Carlos Beltran.