Baltimore 9, Boston 6

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 22, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Knight, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance - 37570

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 9 15 1
Boston 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 87-64 42-32 45-32 W6
Boston 68-85 33-45 35-40 L4

Recap


Orioles 9, Red Sox 6 (12): Veteran Jim Thome salvaged a brutal day by belting an RBI ground-rule double in the 12th as visiting Baltimore recorded its season-high sixth straight victory while winning its 16th straight extra-inning game.

Adam Jones snapped a string of 13 consecutive Orioles hitters being retired by ripping a leadoff double off Alfredo Aceves (2-10) in the 12th inning. Thome, who entered the at-bat going 0-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts, plated Jones after depositing a cut-fastball into the corner in right field for a one-hop double. Endy Chavez and rookie Manny Machado added insurance runs with RBI singles to cap the three-run uprising.

Mark Reynolds led off the fourth inning with his 22nd homer and Jones did the same in the seventh with his 31st. Rookie Ryan Flaherty ripped a two-run triple for the Orioles, who posted their 22nd win in 32 games. They remained one game behind American League East-leading New York after the Yankees rallied for a 10-9 win in 14 innings over Oakland on Saturday.

The late offense allowed Tommy Hunter (6-8) to pick up the win after tossing one scoreless frame. Jim Johnson secured his 47th save in 50 opportunities by retiring the side in the 12th inning.

Danny Valencia belted a two-run homer after being activated from the disabled list on Friday. Scott Podsednik launched a game-tying RBI double off the Green Monster in the eighth inning for the Red Sox, who have dropped four in a row overall and seven of eight at home.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Playing in place of the injured Robert Andino, Flaherty greeted incoming reliever Rich Hill by depositing a fastball into the triangle in right-center field. Chris Davis and Machado raced around the bases to give Baltimore a 5-3 advantage. Andino sat of Saturday's tilt after he was hit in the left ear by a pitch during the ninth inning of Friday's game. ... Baltimore has won nine of its last 10 in Boston. ... Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Boston
Randy Wolf Player Aaron Cook
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.1
2 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 9
5.40 ERA 8.44
Hitting
Baltimore   Boston
Matt Wieters Player Daniel Nava
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 3
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 15 2 29 .300 19 11 9 5 1 1
Boston 13 1 20 .277 20 10 6 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .464 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Orioles have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .569 after a loss.