Recap - Red Sox Take Another Step Toward October

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Brock Holt and Hanley Ramirez each had two hits and David Price (pictured) went seven innings as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 5-3 at Camden Yards.

The win completed a four-game sweep of Baltimore and was the eighth in a row for the Red Sox whose Magic Number to clinch the AL East title is down to five.

Boston got on the board first with a first-inning run on an RBI single by Ramirez. They added two more in the second on a run-scoring single by Sandy Leon and a bases-loaded walk to David Ortiz.

The Orioles tied the game in the bottom of the third on a three-run homer by Trey Mancini, his second long ball of the series (and his career, for that matter).

Andrew Benintendi singled home Travis Shaw in the fifth to give Boston a 4-3 lead and two innings later, Ramirez launched his 29th home run of the year to make it 5-3.

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Price went seven innings in earning his 17th win of the year. He gave up six hits, walked two and struck out five. Following the home run by Mancini, he retired thirteen of the next fifteen batters he faced.

Koji Uehara held serve in the eighth and Craig Kimbrel earned the save with a clean ninth inning.

The Orioles honored Ortiz in a pre-game ceremony with a $10,000 donation to the World Pediatric Project, and a gift of the dugout telephone he smashed in the visitors' dugout in 2013.

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