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MLB: Baltimore 3, Boston 2

Sept. 17, 2013 at 11:11 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Danny Valencia tripled in the ninth inning and Matt Wieters cashed in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly Tuesday, handing Baltimore a 3-2 win over Boston.

With the game tied 2-2 in the ninth, Valencia greeted Koji Uehara (4-1) with a lead-off triple.

Alexi Casilla came in to run and slid home with the decisive run when Wieters followed by lining a fly ball to right field.

Tommy Hunter (6-4) earned the decision and Jim Johnson finished up with his 46th save as the Orioles won a second straight and pulled within two games of American League wild-card co-leaders Texas and Tampa Bay.

Chris Davis pounded a franchise-record 51st homer of the season for Baltimore with a score-tying solo blast in the sixth.

Dustin Pedroia went deep for the AL East-leading Bosox, whose magic number to win the division crown fell to three with Tampa Bay's loss to Texas Tuesday.

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