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MLB: Red Sox Score Six in Ninth to Edge Orioles


In Major League Baseball, the Boston Red Sox rallied with six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-5.

The Orioles committed two errors in the ninth, allowing the Red Sox to complete the comeback victory.

Two other American League games also ended with teams winning in the bottom of the ninth.

The Oakland Athletics scored five runs in the ninth inning, capped by Jack Cust's fifth home run in four games, giving the Athletics a 10-7 win over the Cleveland Indians.

And the Texas Rangers edged the Los Angeles Angels, 7-6, when Nelson Cruz homered with one out in the ninth.

The Seattle Mariners edged the New York Yankees, 2-1. The Kansas City Royals crushed the Chicago White Sox, 11-1. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays snapped a six-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. And the Minnesota Twins obliterated the Detroit Tigers, 16-4. Torii Hunter drove in a career-high seven runs, including two homers.

In the National League, the San Francisco Giants thumped the Colorado Rockies, 15-2. The San Diego Padres allowed just three hits in their 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. New York pitcher Oliver Perez took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning in the Mets' 9-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Pittsburgh Pirates ended the Atlanta Braves' five-game winning streak in a 13-2 thrashing. The Washington Nationals won their third straight game, getting by the Florida Marlins, 6-4. The Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1. The Houston Astros downed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-2. And the Los Angeles Dodgers scored five runs in the eighth inning to trip up the visiting Cincinnati Reds, 10-5.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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