Sox Win In 11, Keep 3 Game Lead [VIDEO]
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Andrew Benintendi pulled an 11th inning pitch into rightfield that scored two runs and the Red Sox completed a bigtime 10-8 comeback win over the Baltimore Orioles.
If and when the Sox clinch the AL East, this is one of the games to remember.
Trailing 5-0 and 6-1 early, the Sox were in trouble. Starter Doug Fister was out of the game after two innings.
But a six run 5th inning gave the Red Sox the lead, only to see the Orioles regain that lead in the bottom of the 5th.
A Xander Bogaerts home run in the 7th got the game tied 8-8 and into extra innings.
In the 11th, three Sox walks led to the Benintendi hit and the go-ahead RBIs. The rookie now has 87.
Coming in to close down the O's in the bottom of the 11th, none other than Carson Smith, who got the save. He was the 10th pitcher used by manager John Farrell.
The Sox win and the Yankees win means the AL East division race stays a three game lead for the Sox with 12 games to go.