BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles arrived in Boston to face the last-place Purple Sox with an opportunity to make a run on the postseason.
They depart with three of 4 losses and AL wild-card hopes dashed.
“Guys are nonetheless combating. We’re making an attempt to make some noise,” right-hander Mike Bauman stated, after the Purple Sox received 5-3 to ship the Orioles to their fifth loss in six video games. “Issues did not essentially go our manner, however there’s quite a lot of baseball left and we’re seeking to get again on our ft this subsequent collection in New York.”
JD Martinez hit a two-run homer to interrupt an eighth-inning tie, Jack Kelly earned his first profession win and Boston beat Baltimore for the third straight sport. The Orioles have been 3 1/2 video games out of the ultimate AL wild-card spot after profitable the collection opener however want to beat a 4 1/2 sport deficit in simply six video games in opposition to the first-place Yankees this weekend in Seattle. to play
“We have been in shut video games and not likely completed,” Kyle Stowers stated.
Baltimore led 2-0 earlier than falling behind, then tied it at 3 on Stowers’ seventh-inning homer. However Dylan Tate (4-4) walked the leadoff batter within the eighth, and with one out, Martinez despatched the ball over the Inexperienced Monster and onto Lansdowne Road.
Toronto made the playoffs because of Baltimore’s loss. Tampa Bay and Seattle are in place for the opposite two AL wild-card spots.
Martinez and rookie Tristan Casas every had two hits for Boston, which received its third straight sport and swept the season collection from Baltimore (10-9) for the fifth straight yr.
Jack Kelly (1-0) allowed one hit and a strikeout in a shutout inning. Caleb Ort pitched the ninth for his first profession save.
Stowers additionally singled and scored at third to begin a two-run rally. Gunnar Henderson and Cedric Mullins additionally had two hits for the Orioles.
After falling behind 2-0 early and tying the rating with two runs within the fourth, the Purple Sox took the lead within the sixth inning on Christian Arroyo’s RBI groundout. However Stowers tied it with a solo homer.
The Purple Sox ballpark in Fort Myers, Florida sustained wind injury from Hurricane Ian however the extent of the injury is unknown. The workforce has educated within the southwest Florida metropolis since 1993 and opened JetBlue Park in 2012.
“The experiences popping out of Lee County on account of Hurricane Ian are devastating and our hearts exit to these affected,” the workforce stated in a press release. “The Purple Sox group will work with our companions in Lee County to offer sources and assist for restoration efforts.”
Purple Sox starter Nathan Evaldi pitched 4 2/3 innings for the primary time since occurring the injured checklist on Aug. 23 with a proper shoulder harm. He allowed two runs — one earned — whereas hanging out three on 5 hits.
Baltimore’s Mike Bauman gave up two runs, six hits and two strikeouts in 4 innings.
Orioles catcher Edley Rutsman doubled within the first inning — his thirty third of the season. It broke Cal Ripken Jr.’s franchise file for a rookie, set in 1982.
“Clearly Cal Ripken — he is the Orioles,” Ruchman stated. “It is undoubtedly factor.”
The 33 doubles are essentially the most by an Oriole catcher since JV Lopez had 33 in 2004.
Orioles: Open a weekend collection in New York in opposition to the Yankees. Baltimore RHP Jordan Lyles (11-11) will face RHP Domingo German (2-3).
Purple Sox: Transfer to Toronto for a three-game collection. Boston RHP Nick Pivetta (10-11) will begin the opener. The Blue Jays haven’t introduced a starter.
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