Recap - late tally in extras gives Red Sox the sweep

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Red Sox score five times in the top of the 10th inning to beat the Orioles and sweep the three game series in Baltimore.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Rafael Devers (pictured) led off the 10th with a solo home run, his 11th round tripper of the season. Two outs later, Mookie Betts singled in a pair, followed by a two-RBI single by Christian Vazquez.

Boston had taken a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning, but Jonathan Villar walked, stole a pair of bases, and then scored on a wild pitch by Marcus Walden. The Orioles tacked on another run to take a 3-2 lead into the ninth.

Marco Hernandez tied the game with his first home run of the season in the top of the ninth inning, sending the game into extras.

Brian Johnson started for the Red Sox and went three innings, allowing one run on five hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. Manager Alex Cora had to use seven relief pitchers to piece together the remaining seven innings.

Betts led the offense with three hits. Vazquez, Devers, Xander Bogaerts and Michael Chavis each had two hits in the win.

Boston rides a five-game winning streak into Minnesota where they will open a three game series against the Twins who sport baseball's best winning percentage.

Click here to find more by Jim Monaghan on Red Sox Life. Follow him on twitter - @Monaghan21.