Orioles topple Red Sox, 5-2

October 1 – Anthony Santander’s two-run single capped a three-run eighth inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the visiting Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Saturday night.

Baltimore (101-60) led 2-1 going to the bottom of the eighth. Jordan Westburg singled, went to third on Gunnar Henderson’s double and beat the throw home to score on Jorge Mateo’s one-out grounder to Reyes. Mateo stole second and Santander followed with a two-run single to right to make it 5-1.

Reliever Bruce Zimmermann (2-0) pitched two innings for the win. Jacob Webb allowed an RBI single to Masataka Yoshida before closing out the ninth.

Adam Duvall had a triple and a single for the Red Sox (77-84).

Boston starter Kutter Crawford tossed six innings of one-hit baseball, striking out seven batters without a walk.

Kyle Gibson blanked Boston for five innings while allowing seven hits. He walked one and struck out four.

Adley Rutschman singled leading off the seventh inning of a scoreless game against Josh Winckowski (4-4). Pinch runner Mateo stole second and, with two outs, Mountcastle doubled down the left-field line, scoring Mateo. Heston Kjerstad then smacked a grounder up the middle that second baseman Pablo Reyes knocked down but couldn’t corral, and Mountcastle scored to make it 2-0.

Boston’s Justin Turner was hit by a pitch leading off the eighth. With one out, Duvall singled. Wilyer Abreu grounded out, advancing the runners to second and third. Trevor Story then reached on an infield single up the middle as Turner scored to cut the lead to 2-1.

Duvall tripled and Abreu walked with one out in the Boston second, but Gibson struck out Story and retired Enmanuel Valdez.

Yoshida singled leading off the Boston sixth and went to second on Zimmermann’s wild pitch, but Zimmermann retired the next three batters.

Before the game, the Orioles announced that closer Felix Bautista will undergo surgery in October to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will not pitch in the postseason or in 2024. Bautista had been rehabbing with an eye toward potentially rejoining the team this season.

–Field Level Media

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