Baltimore Orioles grasp on to beat Purple Sox 13-12 for seventh straight win as McCann homers twice

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Boston recorded 23 hits within the loss.

The Purple Sox misplaced recreation two of their sequence in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles in a high-scoring affair. (AP Picture/Michael Dwyer) AP

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BOSTON (AP) — Yenier Cano retired Enmanuel Valdéz on a game-ending flyout that stranded the tying run on third as Boston’s ninth-inning rally fell quick, and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the Purple Sox 13-12 Saturday behind a pair of James McCann residence runs for his or her seventh straight win.

Closing in on its first postseason berth in seven years, the Orioles opened leads of 7-2 within the fourth, 12-6 within the seventh and 13-9 within the ninth as Aaron Hicks and rookie Gunnar Henderson hit three-run homers and Jordan Westburg had a solo shot.

Boston, which outhit the Orioles 23-14, closed within the ninth on Trevor Story’s two-run, two-out double and Wilyer Abreu’s RBI single earlier than Valdéz hit a flyout to left that Austin Hays caught properly in entrance of the Inexperienced Monster.

Baltimore (90-51) gained for the thirteenth time in 16 video games and have become the primary AL workforce to succeed in 90 wins, sustaining a four-game lead over second-place Tampa Bay within the AL East. Shintaro Fujinami (7-8) pitched 1 2/3 innings.

Boston (72-70) dropped 4 video games behind Toronto for the AL’s final wild-card berth and in addition trails Texas.

In a recreation that began 1 hour, 32 minutes late due to rain, McCann hit a two-run homer within the fourth off Chris Sale (6-4) and a solo drive within the sixth in opposition to Zack Weiss, who gave up Westburg’s homer on his subsequent pitch.

Henderson’s seventh-inning homer off Mauricio Llovera raised his season complete to 24.

Fenway Park was stuffed with orange-clad Orioles followers, who haven’t seen their membership within the postseason since 2016 and have gone with out an AL East title since 2014.

Justin Turner hit a two-run homer within the first off Jack Flaherty, who gave up 5 runs — 4 earned — and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings. Flaherty is 1-2 in six begins since he was acquired from St. Louis for Baltimore’s playoff pish.

Sale allowed seven runs — six earned — and 6 hits in 4 innings. The 34-year-old left-hander was coming off his first win since Might 26, ending a stretch by which he was 0-1 in 5 begins.


The sport was delayed for a number of moments within the fourth when a seaside ball bounced from the seats all the way down to left area, the place Hays delivered a two-footed stomp along with his spikes that popped the ball and drew boos from some followers. After disposing of the ball’s stays, Hays robbed Verdugo with a diving catch on a sinking drive that might have been further bases and a number of RBIs.

Coach’s room

Orioles: LHP John Means (Tommy John surgical procedure) threw a bullpen session Saturday. Supervisor Brandon Hyde stated Means felt good however wasn’t prepared to supply a time when Means might be a part of the rotation and pitch once more for the primary time since his April 2022 damage.

Purple Sox: Weiss was recalled from Worcester and LHP Brandon Walter was optioned to the Triple-A workforce. Boston claimed Weiss off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 25 and he made his debut for the Purple Sox when he took over for Sale to start out the fifth.

Up subsequent

Orioles RHP Brayson Rodriguez (5-3, 4.91 ERA) is scheduled to face RHP Brayan Bello (11-8, 3.61) in Sunday’s sequence finale.