September 30, 2012

G159: Orioles 6, Red Sox 3

Red Sox - 000 100 200 - 3  9  0
Orioles - 302 010 00x - 6  9  0
The Orioles scored early and often against Stewart (2.2-7-5-0-1, 48) and swept the three-game series. Baltimore remained tied for first place in the AL East with the Yankees, who rallied from a four-run deficit and beat the Blue Jays 9-6.

All of Boston's runs came via the long ball. Cody Ross hit a solo shot in the fourth and Daniel Nava whacked a two-run dong in the sixth. Ryan Lavarnway and Pedro Ciriaco each had two hits, including a double.

The Red Sox wrap up the regular season with three games in New York, beginning tomorrow night. The Orioles will be in Tampa Bay.
Zach Stewart / Joe Saunders
Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Ross, RF
Gomez, 1B
Valencia, 3B
Lavarnway, C
Nava, LF
Ciriaco, DH
Iglesias, SS
The Orioles and Yankees are tied (91-67) for first place in the AL East. Each team can clinch a playoff spot with a victory today.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Red Sox are one defeat away from their first 90-loss season since 1966.

At Skydome: Yankees (Hughes) at Blue Jays (Alvarez), 1 PM


accudart said...

what happens if Baltimore and NY end tied, anyone know?

allan said...

It was sort of discussed here, but I think the upshot is: they play a one-game playoff.

Jake of All Trades said...

Phase One of the season ending plan (get swept by Baltimore) accomplished!

On to Phase Two: Sweep the Yanks!

Pitching Zach Stewart today and saving Clay for NY with an extra day of rest may have been Bobby V's best strategic move of the year...