Baltimore 4, Boston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Lazaro Diaz, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 29749

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 11 0
Baltimore 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 90-72 45-36 45-36 L1
Baltimore 69-93 39-42 30-51 W1

Recap


Robert Andino drove in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning as the Baltimore Orioles eliminated the Boston Red Sox from the American League wild card race with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday.

Boston became the first team in history to fail to make the playoffs after holding a nine-game lead in September.

Andino's line drive popped out of the glove of sliding left fielder Carl Crawford, which allowed Nolan Reimold to score from second base and sent the Red Sox to their 20th loss in 27th games in September.

Boston was eliminated moments after Andino's hit when Evan Longoria's walk-off homer gave the Tampa Bay Rays a stunning 8-7 victory over the New York Yankees in 12 innings.

Reimold had delivered the tying run with a two-out double off Pabelbon (4-1), who suffered his third blown save in 34 chances.

Jon Lester appeared headed for his 15th win in as many decisions against Baltimore, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings.

Instead, the ace lefty wound up the season with three losses in his last four starts.

J.J. Hardy hit a two-run homer - his 30th - for Baltimore, which beat the Red Sox for the fifth time in seven games over the last 10 days.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Baltimore
Jon Lester Player Alfredo Simon
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 4.1
5 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 6
3.00 ERA 6.23
Hitting
Boston   Baltimore
Dustin Pedroia Player J.J. Hardy
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 2
1 HR 1
6 TB 6
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 11 1 16 .314 20 2 2 6 1 0
Baltimore 7 1 14 .226 17 8 4 4 0 2
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