Baltimore 6, Boston 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance - 38004

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 6 10 0
Boston 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 65-90 37-41 28-49 W2
Boston 88-68 45-36 43-32 L2

Recap


Mark Reynolds hit a pair of homers and Vlad Guerrero’s two-run single in the eighth completed a three-run comeback as the Baltimore Orioles again knocked off the Boston Red Sox 6-4 in the regular-season finale at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.

Despite blowing a 4-1 lead and losing for the 16th time in the last 21 games, Boston widened its lead to 2 1/2 games over Tampa Bay in the wild-card standings. The Rays were swept in a doubleheader by the New York Yankees to fall into a tie with the Los Angeles Angels.

Baltimore took a 1-0 lead on Reynolds’ first homer of the game.

Boston then took a 4-1 lead, getting runs on an RBI groundout by Jason Varitek in the third inning, a two-run double by Carl Crawford in the fourth and an RBI single by David Ortiz in the fifth. Crawford had three hits in the game.

But Baltimore cut the deficit to 4-2 on J.J. Hardy’s run-scoring single in the sixth and tied it at 4-4 on Reynolds’ 36th homer of the year off loser Josh Beckett (13-6), a two-run shot in the seventh.

Guerrero then singled off Alfredo Aceves with one out in the eighth inning to give the Orioles their third win in the four-game series.

Clay Rapada (2-0) picked up the win in relief of Baltimore starter Tommy Hunter, who left with a groin injury after pitching 7 2/3 innings. Hunter allowed four runs on nine hits and did not figure in the decision. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his ninth save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Boston
Tommy Hunter Player Josh Beckett
No Decision W/L Loss
6.2 IP 7.1
4 Strikeouts 8
9 Hits 7
5.40 ERA 7.36
Hitting
Baltimore   Boston
Mark Reynolds Player Carl Crawford
2 Hits 3
3 RBI 2
2 HR 0
8 TB 6
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 10 2 17 .278 10 9 6 1 2 0
Boston 9 0 13 .257 11 5 4 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .507 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Orioles have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .363 after a loss.
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