Red Sox Sweep Orioles; Rangers Drop to Angels; Magic Number = 7

Posted: 20th September 2009 by Amanda Bruno in MLB
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Daisuke Matsuzaka went 5 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits, a walk, and had five strikeouts as the Boston Red Sox powered by the Baltimore Orioles, 9-3 at Camden Yards Sunday afternoon. Boston's offense had no trouble producing runs with a 14-hit attack. The only Sox starter without a hit was J.D. Drew who went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Jason Bay (35) and Jacoby Ellsbury (8) went deep with solo shots in the fourth and seventh innings. With the win and the Los Angeles Angels beating the Texas Rangers 10-5, the Red Sox' magic number to claim the American League Wild Card dropped to seven with 14 games left to play in the regular season. But there's still a possibility to win the A.L. East. The New York Yankees currently have a 5.5 game lead (and are trailing 7-0 ...

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