MLB: Baltimore 7, Boston 5

Sept. 20, 2011 at 11:38 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Robert Andino's bases-clearing double in the eighth inning Tuesday rallied the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-5 victory over Boston.

Matt Wieters and Matt Reynolds each singled off Daniel Bard (2-9) in the eighth and, after closer Jonathan Papelbon came on in relief, Nate Reimold collected a two-out hit to load the bases.

Andino followed by slicing a 3-2 pitch down the right field line and into the corner, allowing all three runners to score and allow the Orioles to go up 2-0 in a four-game series.

Willie Eyre (2-1) earned the victory by inducing the final two outs of the seventh inning and Jim Johnson tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his eighth save.

Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, driving in three runs in all for American League wild card-leading Red Sox.

Boston reduced its magic number to clinch a playoff spot to seven despite the setback, thanks to Tampa Bay's loss to the New York Yankees Tuesday.

Boston remains two games ahead of the Rays with seven games remaining.

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