Posted September 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
Steve Pearce drove in the go-ahead runs with a double in the eighth inning Saturday night and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to a 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox, who clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason earlier in the day. Pearce's drive to the left field corner - his second double of the game - came off Franklin Morales and brought home Matt Wieters and Danny Valencia, who both had singled to lead off the inning against Matt Thornton (0-5). The victory brought a measure of consolation for the Orioles, making them the only AL East team to win the season series against the Red Sox. Boston was assured of the best record in the American League when Oakland lost to Seattle with one day to spare in the regular season. The Red Sox will open their division series at Fenway Park on Friday against the winner of the wild-card playoff - either Cleveland, Tampa Bay or Texas. Kevin Gausman (3-5) pitched 1 1-3 innings to get the win, and Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for h...
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