The Orioles are three games under .500 this season, but in this year’s parity-fest that is the American League, they’re still on the fringe of the playoff race.
Kids Marshal Yanda Jersey Heading into Tuesday’s action, Baltimore is 6.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL East and only 4.5 behind the second wild-card spot (though there are eight teams fighting for those two spots). Not an ideal position, sure, but the O’s aren’t quite in need-a-miracle territory, either. That said, it’s challenging to figure out exactly how the front office views this team.
Kids Davis Webb Jersey Boston’s Mitch Moreland had struck out to apparently end the game in the bottom of the ninth, but he reached first base due to Allen’s wild pitch. The Red Sox then became the first team with a walk-off win after striking out with two outs in ninth inning or later, and trailing at the time, since the Washington Senators in 1961.
Recently-acquired infielder Eduardo Nunez also recorded three hits while tallying four RBIs for the Red Sox. He is now batting .500 since arriving from San Francisco last week.
The game was already garnering attention early when Indians outfielder Austin Jackson robbed Hanley Ramirez of a home run by diving over the fence into the bullpen.
The Indians (57-48) have now lost three straight games after previously winning nine in a row. Despite its recent skid, Cleveland still holds a two-game lead over the Royals in the AL Central.
Boston’s late win helped them climb a half-game ahead of the Yankees in the AL East after New York lost 4-3 to the Tigers.
As their hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, reels from a weekend beset by violence stemming from a series of white supremacist rallies, NFL players Chris and Kyle Long said the community will emerge stronger.
Coming from Charlottesville, it’s a quiet town. The loudest it gets is on Saturdays at [University of Virginia’s] Scott Stadium. I’d say it was shocking to see that, but, you know, there are bad things that happen all the time and, like I said, prayers to those who are involved, said Kyle Long, an offensive guard with the Chicago Bears.