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Chris Tillman pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, Ryan Flaherty hit his first career grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 Friday night to secure their grip on the top AL wild-card spot.
Chris Davis also homered for the Orioles, who started the day one game behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East.
Tillman (9-2) gave up a bunt single to leadoff hitter Scott Podsednik, then allowed only two walks the rest of the way in his longest outing since July 4. The right-hander retired the final 14 batters he faced, and the only run he allowed was unearned.
Troy Patton worked the ninth to complete the one-hitter.
Boston has lost 14 of 20. Starter Aaron Cook (4-11) was knocked out in the second inning after allowing six runs, five hits and three walks.
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The Orioles beat the Red Sox.
They are tied for first.
A win tomorrow and an Angels loss means the Orioles are in the playoffs.
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, September 28 @ 7:05 PM
Aaron Cook, RHP (4-10, 5.13) vs Chris Tillman, RHP (8-2, 3.08)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, September 29 @ 7:05 PM
Felix Doubront, LHP (11-9, 4.91) vs Steve Johnson, RHP (4-0, 1.62)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Just when Boston didn't think it could get any worse, Chris Tillman took the mound. Tillman shut down Red Sox hitters, allowing just one hit over eight innings of work on Friday, and left Boston...
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