Red Sox Cut Their AL East Deficit To 25.5 Games With 3-2 Win Over Birds

Sports and Bets — September 21, 2014 at 6:44 pm by

The Run Down 

The Red Sox were able to take two out of three from the O’s with their 3-2 win this afternoon. Enjoy it, you bearded pricks. The Birds have bigger fish to fry. Miguel Gonzalez wasn’t sharp, giving up three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven over 5.2 innings. He took the loss, while Joe Kelly’s nerdy ass picked up the win after making a strong start for Boston. He held the Birds to two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five over seven innings.

Mookie Betts lead off the game with a homer to left to give the Sox a 1-0 lead. The score would remain 1-0 until the top of the 5th when Yoenis Cespedes hit an RBI single to center. The Sox would finish their scoring in the top of the 6th on a solo home run to center off the bat of David Ross. I wish that Matt Wieters was healthy strictly so he could’ve gotten into that no-talent ass clown’s face when he crossed the plate.

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The Birds fought back to cut Boston’s lead to 3-2 in the bottom half of the the 6th. David Lough knocked in a run with a double, and Nelson Cruz had an RBI ground out. But that would be as close as the Birds would get. Kelly, Tommy Layne, Burke Badenhop, and Edward Mujica were able to keep the O’s at bay for the rest of the game. Mujica picked up his eight save of the season.

Other Game Notes 

Lough is slashing .319/.360/.489 in 47 at-bats after the All-Star break. Despite his hot bat, plus defense, and speed on the basepaths, I still think that Lough is on the outside looking in when it comes to the 25 man playoff roster.

Cruz was named the Most Valuable Oriole today. Adam Jones came in 2nd and Zach Britton was 3rd. I probably would have given the nod to Tillman for the 3rd spot, but that’s splitting hairs. Cruz was definitely the right call, though. That guy was an absolute monster this season.

The Orioles ended up going 11-8 against Boston, good for a .579 winning percentage.

Delmon Young went 2-for-4 to raise his average to .302. He also swiped his 2nd base of the season. I can’t wait to watch this stud terrorize left-handed pitching this postseason.

Up Next For The O’s

The Birds will head to the Bronx for a four-game series against the Yankees

Monday at 7:05 PM on MASN

Wei-Yin Chen (16-4) vs. Michael Pineda (3-5)

Let’s go O’s!

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