Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cal Ripken Jr., 1995 Leaf Opening Day #6
The O's did indeed hold off Boston last night, 4-1. They completed the sweep and clinched a season series win against the Red Sox with a 10-6 win today that featured 10 different players scoring the Orioles' runs, as well as five and a third perfect innings from starter Wei-Yin Chen. Joe Saunders tried to make a nine-run lead disappear in the ninth, but Darren O'Day earned an unexpected save to bail him out. Elsewhere, the Yankees lost 4-3 to the Rays last night and fell back to third place, with Toronto leapfrogging them with a 9-2 win over the Cubs. Toronto's played two more games, however, so they are even with the Yanks when it comes to the magic number calculations. This evening, the Rays have blown a four-run lead over New York; it's tied 4-4 at the moment. The Blue Jays are whipping up on the Cubbies again, so it looks like we'll stay put with Cal Ripken for the time being. Tomorrow's a deserved day off for the Orioles before Friday's doubleheader against the fading Yankees. So it'll be more scoreboard watching for Birdland.