Lyou Boston Red Sox suffered another blow in their bid to advance to the postseason, losing 6-2 to the Orioles on Thursday night. from Baltimore, bottoms of their division.
Ryan Mountcastle hit a three-run homer in the third inning for Baltimore, that accumulates 107 losses in the year but won two of three series games against Boston.
That was good news for the Yankees, Toronto and Seattle. The Red Sox were overtaken by the Mariners for the second wild-card spot in the American League playoffs.
Boston was a game and a half behind New York, which has the first ticket. In addition, Red Sox beat the Blue Jays by half a game, who faced the Yankees on the day.
The Puerto Rican Kiké Hernández homered on the game’s first pitch for Boston, But little went well for the Red Sox after that. Mountcastle gave Baltimore the lead 3-1 with his 33rd home run of the season, and the Orioles added three more runs in the sixth inning.
Nick Pivetta (9-8) struck out all three of his opponents in the first inning but ended up accepting three runs. and four hits in four and two-thirds episodes. He struck out eight and walked two.
Alexander Wells (2-3) allowed one run and three hits in six innings. He came into the game with a 7.61 ERA.
For the Red Sox, Puerto Rican Hernández 4-1 with one scored and one produced. The Dominican Rafael Devers 4-1. The Mexican Alex Verdugo 4-0. The Cuban José Iglesias 3-0.