Carp’s Pinch-Hit Single Lifts Red Sox Over Orioles
Pinch hitter Mike Carp’s bloop single to left in the eighth inning dropped just beyond the glove of Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado, scoring Jarrod Saltalamacchia from second base with the tiebreaking run and lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night.
Shane Victorino drove in a run for Boston with an RBI single after collecting a career-best seven RBIs and hitting two homers in a 13-2 win on Tuesday night. Craig Breslow (4-2) got two outs to earn the win and Koji Uehara got his 14th save with a perfect ninth for the AL East-leading Red Sox, who won their fourth straight.
Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 47th homer and added an RBI double for Baltimore.
Tommy Hunter (3-3) took the loss.