FINAL: Red Sox 12 Orioles 3



The Red Sox won by nine friggin runs. Its nice to see this team isnt slowing down or taking nights off going into the playoffs.

David Ortiz reached the 30 home run mark for the seventh time as a member of the Red Sox. The only person to have more 30 home run seasons was Ted Williams (he had eight). Ortiz is friggin pissa.

For the first time since coming off the disabled list, Clay Buchholz actually pitched into the 7th innings. He allowed seven hits and three earned runs in his seven innings pitched.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his 40th double, setting the Red Sox single season record for most doubles by a catcher. Jason Varitek and Carlton Fisk held the previous record of 39.

That is the second Red Sox record Saltalamacchia has broken.  He also holds the Red Sox record for the longest name in Red Sox history.  The day he joined the Red Sox, he beat Yastrzemski and Garciaparra, who each have 11.

Anyway, the Red Sox are now guaranteed to finish the season with at least a tie for the best record in the AL, which means they have home field advantage for the ALDS.