Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/14
BALTIMORE -- Ryan Flaherty hit a first-inning grand slam moments after Chris Davis got a two-run homer, and starter Chris Tillman threw eight solid innings as the Baltimore Orioles rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Red Sox Friday night. The win helped the Orioles remain in charge of their playoff destiny. Victories in three of their last five games will guarantee Baltimore (90-67) its first postseason berth since 1997 when the Orioles won the American League East. Flaherty finished the night 2-for-4 with a career-high five RBI. Davis added two RBI, and Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Orioles banged out 12 hits. Tillman (9-2) won his fourth straight decision in one of his best efforts this season. He gave up a bunt single in the first to leadoff batter Scott Podsednik but nothing else. The right-hander struck out four and walked two in his eight innings and retired the last 14 batters he faced. The Red Sox (69-88) manufactured a run in the top of the first for ...

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