Red Sox use wild pitch to beat Orioles 1-0 in 11 innings

BALTIMORE (AP) Though they rank last in the AL in home runs, the Boston Red Sox have found plenty of other ways to win - especially in extra innings.

Jackie Bradley Jr. scored the game's lone run on a wild pitch by Brad Brach in the 11th inning, and Boston used six pitchers to silence the Baltimore Orioles' bats in a 1-0 victory Tuesday night.

Boston has won 10 of 13 to move a season-high 23 games over .500 (87-64) and draw closer to clinching a postseason berth. The Red Sox started the day with a three-game lead over the second-place New York Yankees in the AL East.

It was the second straight tight, lengthy game between these AL East rivals. Boston won in 11 innings on Monday night and is 15-3 in extra-inning games - tying a franchise record for extra-inning wins set in 1943.

In this one, pitching and defense proved to be the winning formula. After Drew Pomeranz allowed five hits over 6 1/3 innings, five relievers held the Orioles hitless the rest of the way.

''They've been able, to a man, hand it off to the next guy and continue to build a bridge until we can scratch out a run - tonight not even with an RBI,'' manager John Farrell said. ''We find a way to push a run across.''

With a runner on second and two outs in the 11th, Brach (4-5) walked Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts to load the bases for Mitch Moreland, who sidestepped a bouncing pitch from Brach that enabled Bradley to score without a throw.

Joe Kelly (4-1) worked the 10th and Matt Barnes got three outs for his first save.

''They've been unbelievable,'' Boston's Brock Holt said of the bullpen. ''That's why our record is what is in extra-inning games, because of those guys.''

The game stretched into extra innings in part because Bradley made a sensational catch to rob Baltimore slugger Chris Davis of a home run in the fifth inning. Bradley quickly judged the trajectory of the ball while running to his left, then left his feet and stretched his arm over the 7-foot wall in center field.

The finish came after Pomeranz and Kevin Gausman locked up in a scoreless duel that was essentially the exact opposite of Monday night's 10-8 slugfest.

Although he didn't get his 17th win, Pomeranz lowered his ERA to 3.15 and set a career high by pitching at least six innings for the 17th time (in 30 starts).

Gausman was even sharper, giving up just three hits over eight innings with one walk and seven strikeouts.

The right-hander retired the first 14 batters he faced before Rafael Devers singled off the right-field wall.

Baltimore threatened in the third inning when Manny Machado hit a two-out double, but he was thrown out by Benintendi trying to score on Jonathan Schoop's single to left field.

No one else got to third base until the sixth, when Baltimore had runners at the corners with two outs before Pomeranz struck out Mark Trumbo with a high, outside fastball.

The Orioles have lost 11 of 13 to fall out of contention.

''They're very frustrated right now,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''You can imagine grinding as our guys have since February and not being able to push a run like that across in some of these games when we pitch well. That's been a challenge for us. I feel for them because I know how much it means to them.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia, who left Monday's game in the fourth inning after fouling a ball off his nose, did not start but was used as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning and grounded into a double play. Farrell said Pedroia will likely return to the starting lineup Wednesday. . DH Hanley Ramirez (left arm soreness) was out of the starting lineup for the sixth consecutive game. Farrell said Ramirez was available to pinch hit and is likely to start Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: Chris Sale (16-7, 2.86 ERA) will seek to match his career high in wins Wednesday night in the series finale. He needs 13 strikeouts to become the first AL pitcher with 300 in a season since Pedro Martinez in 1999.

Orioles: Wade Miley (8-13, 5.32 ERA) has lost his last three starts. The left-hander gave up six runs and got only one out against the Yankees on Friday night.

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  • W: J. Kelly (4-1)L: B. Brach (4-5)S: M. Barnes (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
X. Bogaerts SS50100001.268.336.396.7311.0
A. Benintendi LF30100210.278.357.435.7923.5
M. Betts RF40000113.262.341.447.7880.5
M. Moreland 1B50000003.245.326.429.7550.0
C. Vazquez C40000000.296.335.418.7530.0
R. Devers 3B40200010.293.350.478.8281.5
S. Travis DH30100021.300.373.400.7730.0
R. Davis PR-DH0000-000.228.289.340.000-
a- D. Pedroia PH-DH10000001.302.376.404.7800.0
B. Holt 2B40100021.183.288.222.5100.0
J. Bradley CF41000002.256.332.425.7571.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Davis in the 10th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS50000041.279.329.460.788-2.0
M. Machado 3B50100000.264.318.484.8022.0
J. Schoop 2B50200010.298.342.519.8611.5
A. Jones CF30000101.280.318.463.7814.0
T. Mancini LF50100012.291.336.497.8330.5
M. Trumbo DH30000113.237.293.404.6970.5
C. Davis 1B40000012.215.310.424.733-0.5
A. Hays RF40100021.304.333.522.8551.0
C. Joseph C30000021.262.293.423.717-1.0
a- P. Alvarez PH10000010.308.400.6151.015-0.5
W. Castillo C00000000.286.323.498.8210.0
  • a-struck out for Joseph in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Benintendi (26)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Machado (32), A. Hays (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Jones (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Benintendi (10)
  • E - R. Devers (13)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz6.15002503.151.3416.5
C. Smith0.20000200.001.151.0
A. Reed1.00000202.971.064.0
C. Kimbrel1.00000101.380.663.5
J. Kelly (W, 4-1)1.00000302.631.1511.5
M. Barnes (S, 1)1.00000003.821.2310.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz6.1
C. Smith0.2
A. Reed1.0
C. Kimbrel1.0
J. Kelly (W, 4-1)1.0
M. Barnes (S, 1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Gausman8.03001704.611.5126.5
D. O'Day1.01000003.591.092.0
B. Brach (L, 4-5)2.02112002.601.07-4.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Gausman8.0
D. O'Day1.0
B. Brach (L, 4-5)2.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Kimbrel (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 98-56, C. Smith 7-6, A. Reed 12-10, C. Kimbrel 21-13, J. Kelly 18-15, M. Barnes 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 8-5, M. Barnes 2-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 25, C. Smith 2, A. Reed 3, C. Kimbrel 4, J. Kelly 3, M. Barnes 4
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Brach (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 106-68, D. O'Day 19-12, B. Brach 27-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 9-7, B. Brach 4-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 27, D. O'Day 4, B. Brach 9
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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X. Bogaerts SS50100001.268.336.396.7311.0
A. Benintendi LF30100210.278.357.435.7923.5
M. Betts RF40000113.262.341.447.7880.5
M. Moreland 1B50000003.245.326.429.7550.0
C. Vazquez C40000000.296.335.418.7530.0
R. Devers 3B40200010.293.350.478.8281.5
S. Travis DH30100021.300.373.400.7730.0
R. Davis PR-DH0000-000.228.289.340.000-
a- D. Pedroia PH-DH10000001.302.376.404.7800.0
B. Holt 2B40100021.183.288.222.5100.0
J. Bradley CF41000002.256.332.425.7571.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Davis in the 10th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS50000041.279.329.460.788-2.0
M. Machado 3B50100000.264.318.484.8022.0
J. Schoop 2B50200010.298.342.519.8611.5
A. Jones CF30000101.280.318.463.7814.0
T. Mancini LF50100012.291.336.497.8330.5
M. Trumbo DH30000113.237.293.404.6970.5
C. Davis 1B40000012.215.310.424.733-0.5
A. Hays RF40100021.304.333.522.8551.0
C. Joseph C30000021.262.293.423.717-1.0
a- P. Alvarez PH10000010.308.400.6151.015-0.5
W. Castillo C00000000.286.323.498.8210.0
Total38050021311-----
  • a-struck out for Joseph in the 10th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Benintendi (26)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Machado (32), A. Hays (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Jones (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Benintendi (10)
  • E - R. Devers (13)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz6.15002503.151.3416.5
C. Smith0.20000200.001.151.0
A. Reed1.00000202.971.064.0
C. Kimbrel1.00000101.380.663.5
J. Kelly (W, 4-1)1.00000302.631.1511.5
M. Barnes (S, 1)1.00000003.821.2310.0
Total11.05002130---
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz6.1
C. Smith0.2
A. Reed1.0
C. Kimbrel1.0
J. Kelly (W, 4-1)1.0
M. Barnes (S, 1)1.0
Total11.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Gausman8.03001704.611.5126.5
D. O'Day1.01000003.591.092.0
B. Brach (L, 4-5)2.02112002.601.07-4.0
Total11.0611370---
PITCHERSIP
K. Gausman8.0
D. O'Day1.0
B. Brach (L, 4-5)2.0
Total11.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Kimbrel (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 98-56, C. Smith 7-6, A. Reed 12-10, C. Kimbrel 21-13, J. Kelly 18-15, M. Barnes 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 8-5, M. Barnes 2-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 25, C. Smith 2, A. Reed 3, C. Kimbrel 4, J. Kelly 3, M. Barnes 4
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Brach (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 106-68, D. O'Day 19-12, B. Brach 27-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 9-7, B. Brach 4-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 27, D. O'Day 4, B. Brach 9
  • 11TH INNING
    Bradley scored, Benintendi to third, Betts to second on wild pitch10
  • 11TH INNING
    • Welington Castillo catching
    • B. Holt: Ball, Strike swinging, Holt reached on an infield single to second
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Bradley reached on fielder's choice to second, Holt out at second
    • X. Bogaerts: Strike swinging, Foul, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop, Bradley to second
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
    • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts walked, Bradley to third, Benintendi to second
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Bradley scored, Benintendi to third, Betts to second on wild pitch, Ball, Moreland grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 11th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Barnes relieved Joe Kelly
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado fouled out to first
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Schoop popped out to second
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Jones safe at first on 3rd baseman Devers fielding error, Jones to second
    • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 11th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 10TH INNING
    • Brad Brach relieved Darren O'Day
    • C. Vazquez: Vazquez lined out to right
    • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Devers singled to right
    • Dustin Pedroia hit for Rajai Davis
    • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Pedroia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Devers out at second
    • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Joe Kelly relieved Craig Kimbrel
    • A. Hays: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hays struck out swinging
    • Pedro Alvarez hit for Caleb Joseph
    • P. Alvarez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
    • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
    • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 9TH INNING
    • Darren O'Day relieved Kevin Gausman
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts popped out to second
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Benintendi doubled to deep right
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts flied out to left
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moreland flied out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Kimbrel relieved Addison Reed
    • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones hit by pitch
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
    • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Trumbo flied out to center
    • C. Davis: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis flied out to deep center
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • S. Travis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Travis singled to right
    • Rajai Davis ran for Sam Travis
    • B. Holt: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Holt struck out looking
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley grounded into double play shortstop to first, Davis out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Addison Reed relieved Carson Smith
    • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Machado fouled out to catcher
    • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Moreland grounded out to first
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Vazquez flied out to center
    • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Devers grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis flied out to deep left
    • Carson Smith relieved Drew Pomeranz
    • A. Hays: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hays struck out swinging
    • C. Joseph: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Holt grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley fouled out to first
    • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts singled to shallow center
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi walked, Bogaerts to second
    • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Betts grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
    • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Schoop grounded out to third
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Mancini reached on an infield single to shortstop, Jones to second
    • M. Trumbo: Foul, Strike swinging, Jones stole third, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Foul, Moreland lined out to center
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Devers singled to deep right
    • S. Travis: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Travis struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • C. Davis: Davis lined out to center
    • A. Hays: Ball, Strike looking, Hays doubled to left center
    • C. Joseph: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
    • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Beckham grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to second
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi flied out to center
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mancini flied out to deep right
    • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Trumbo grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • S. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
    • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Bradley lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • C. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph grounded out to third
    • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
    • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado doubled to left
    • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Schoop singled to left center, Machado out at home
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Moreland flied out to center
    • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Vazquez grounded out to first
    • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to deep center
    • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • A. Hays: Strike looking, Hays reached on fielder's choice to third, Trumbo out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
    • M. Betts: Betts lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Machado flied out to shallow right
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop singled to left
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Schoop out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)