It took 12 innings, a lot of good pitching and in the end two sacrifice fly balls for the Red Sox to beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Monday night.

Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in the game's only two runs to get the victory for the Sox.

What a pitching battle.

First it was Steven Wright vs Dylan Bundy. And then the bullpens.

For Boston, it was Joe Kelly, Brian Johnson, Brandon Workman, Heath Hembree and Craig Kimbrel. They combined to pitch 5.1 innings of one hit, no run ball.

The O's pen was just as good - until the 12th.

Xander Bogaerts led off with a basehit. Rafael Devers ripped a gap double and Eduardo Nunez got hit by a pitch. That's when Holt and JBJ hit back-to-back fly balls to score runs.

Kimbrel pitched the bottom of the 12th to get his 21st save. Hembree got the win.

The Sox are now the first team to 45 wins (45-22) and tied for first place in the AL East.