Struggling Jackie Bradley Jr. has a double in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

BOSTON -- It wasn’t exactly a blistering offensive performance, but when you’re struggling with the bat as much as Jackie Bradley Jr. any sort of plate production is a cause for celebration.

Bradley, who came into Sunday’s series-ending game against the Baltimore Orioles hitting .161, went 1 for 3 with a hustling double, a walk and a run scored as the Red Sox notched a 5-0 win to take three out of four from the O’s at Fenway Park.

“He hit the ball well, walked, good base running and we know what he can do defensively,” Sox manager Alex Cora said. “He got to an 0-and-2 fastball, good to see. Happy that he was able to contribute.”

Bradley, who made his fourth straight start after being benched the previous three games, came in 0 for 9 in the series. His futility continued as he struck out swinging against starter David Hess with runners on first and third to end the second.

It looked to be more of the same as Bradley fell behind Hess 0-2 to start the fifth before roping a double down the right-field line that drew a rousing round of applause from the Fenway Faithful. It was his seventh extra-base hit in 39 games and the first since he homered April 20, a span of 22 games.

“I made contact once, so I guess that’s improvement,” Bradley said.

Bradley then drew a walk on five pitches to open the sixth, marking just the second time he reached base twice in 13 games this month. He concluded the day by striking out swinging to end the seventh, giving him 41 Ks in 145 at-bats.

Leaving no doubt about how he felt, Bradley slammed his bat to the ground in frustration.

“I just have to continue to work and continue to swing,” he said.

Kelly soaring: The season didn’t start well for Joe Kelly. The hard-throwing reliever walked three of the five Rays hitters he faced in an Opening Day meltdown at Tropicana Field and gave up a run-scoring double to a fourth, finding himself primarily culpable for an ominous defeat.

Since then, however, Kelly has been almost untouchable.

Kelly, who struck out two in a scoreless inning Saturday night, has made 19 appearances since Opening Day. In those appearances, he has struck out 23 and walked just five while compiling a 0.43 ERA -- and he has allowed just one extra-base hit.

A year ago, Kelly threw fastballs with more than 60 percent of his pitches while sprinkling a handful of changeups into his outings -- just 27 all season, or 2.6 percent of his pitches.

Kelly has already thrown more changeups this season (32) than he did all of last season. His strikeouts of Baltimore's Adam Jones and Manny Machado on Saturday night both came on changeups. He’s also throwing just 50 percent fastballs.

“You still have to pitch, even if you throw 100,” Cora said. “There’s certain spots that 100 plays, but there's other spots where 100 is just a fastball.”

Dustin Pedroia wasn’t scheduled to play for Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday afternoon in Rochester, until he was, until he wasn’t anymore.

Pedroia had been scheduled to get a day off Sunday after playing six innings at second base and going 0 for 3 at the plate for the PawSox, a day after he'd come to the plate four times as the designated hitter. But he felt good enough to ask if he could get a few more at-bats as the PawSox DH on Sunday before his 6 p.m. flight out of Rochester.

Initially, his request was granted -- but when the field turned out to be wet in Rochester as game time approached, the Red Sox changed their minds and pulled him out of the PawSox lineup.

Around the bases: The Red Sox are off Monday and then play three road games against the Tampa Bay Rays beginning Tuesday when Chris Sale (4-1, 2.29 ERA) takes the mound. The players wore tank tops or Hawaiian-style shirts, shorts and flip flops for the trip to South Florida. ... Third baseman Rafael Devers committed his 11th error of the season. The rest of the Red Sox have made 12 errors. … The Red Sox are 20-9 against the American League East, including 6-1 against the Orioles. … All nine Red Sox batters reached base with eight recording a hit. … The Red Sox have won 11 of 15 series this season.