Wealthy Hill, Crimson Sox beat Orioles 3-1

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Hill pitched six scoreless innings because the Crimson Sox beat Baltimore for the second straight evening.

Boston Crimson Sox beginning pitcher Wealthy Hill delivers a pitch through the first inning in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Boston. AP Picture/Charles Krupa

BOSTON (AP) — Anthony Santander and the Baltimore Orioles have been shut out by Wealthy Hill and three relievers in a 3-1 loss to the Boston Crimson Sox on Wednesday evening, hurting their possibilities of rallying within the AL wild-card race.

Robinson Chirinos scored Baltimore’s solely run along with his fourth homer within the eighth inning. The Orioles (80-75) misplaced for the fourth time in 5 video games. They fell 4 1/2 video games behind Seattle for the third AL wild card.

Santander went 4 for 4 with two strikeouts an evening after hitting residence runs from either side of the plate in a 13-9 loss to Baltimore at Fenway Park. The slugger is 8 for 20 with six homers and 9 RBIs over his earlier 4 video games.

Hill (8-7) struck out 9 whereas pitching six innings of five-hit ball. The 42-year-old left-hander additionally tossed 5 scoreless innings in a 1-0 win at Baltimore on Sept. 11.

“I felt good,” Hill mentioned. ‘The ball got here effectively. We have been actually angling the fastball down. One of many keys to success immediately was with the ability to drive the baseball downhill. “

Hill turned the twenty first pitcher in main league historical past at age 42 or older to begin at the least 25 seasons. Bartolo Colon and RA Dickey have been the final gamers to perform the feat in 2017, and Jamie Moyer was the final lefty to take action in 2009.

“We have now a restricted period of time to play this sport,” Hill mentioned. “A variety of the sport is adjusting. … I feel that is one factor I’ve at all times accomplished is proceed to evolve and alter with the sport.

Crimson Sox supervisor Alex Cora mentioned Hill was excellent.

“Tonight was a kind of good ones,” Cora mentioned. “We want that.”

Ryan Brazier and Caleb Ort went three apiece earlier than Matt Barnes dealt with the ninth for his sixth save. Gunnar Henderson struck out two, however Barnes fanned pinch-hitter Edley Rutsman to finish the sport.

Alex Verdugo homered and drove in two runs in Boston’s second straight win. Abraham Almonte additionally went deep for his first homer of the season.

Crimson Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 3 for 3 with a stroll. He ranks third within the American League with a .309 batting common.

Baltimore right-hander Dean Kramer (8-6) allowed three runs and 6 hits in five-plus innings. Kramer pitched a four-hitter in his first profession sport final week in a 6-0 win over Houston.

“Dean did not have his greatest command early on,” Baltimore supervisor Brandon Hyde mentioned. “I assumed he acquired higher as the sport went on. He saved us within the sport.”

Verdugo singled in Rafael Devers within the first, and Almonte led off the third with a drive to proper for his twenty fourth profession homer. Almonte was promoted from the minors on Sept. 7.

Verdugo led off the sixth along with his eleventh homer of the season.

Coach’s room

Orioles: INF Ramón Urias was positioned on the 10-day injured checklist with a sprained proper knee. INF Tyler Nevin was raised from Triple-A Norfolk.

Crimson Sox: INF/OF Christian Arroyo, who had not performed since Sept. 18 because of a non-COVID-19 sickness, entered as a defensive substitute at second base within the eighth. Earlier than the sport, Cora mentioned he anticipated to play Arroyo on Thursday. … Cora mentioned he believes 1B Eric Hosmer may very well be lively by Monday. Hosmer has been on the injured checklist since Aug. 21 with decrease again irritation. … RHP Kutter threw dwell batting apply since Sept. 1 at Crawford, IL, with a proper shoulder damage. Crawford isn’t anticipated to return this season.

on the transfer

Orioles: Recalled LHP Keegan Akin and RHP Beau Sulser from Triple-A Norfolk, and despatched down RHPs Joey Krehbiel and Jake Reed.

Subsequent up

The Orioles and Crimson Sox wrap up their season collection on Thursday. Rookie RHP Mike Baumann (1-3, 4.32 ERA) is slated to pitch for Baltimore, and RHP Nathan Evaldi (5-3, 4.15 ERA) takes the mound for Boston.

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