[Back for its second year, "Down the Stretch" is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
Davis and Valencia help Orioles beat Red Sox
Davis breaks Brady Anderson's club record with 51st HR
Chris Davis' 51 homers by the numbers
Notes: Hammel to take Gonzalez's spot in rotation
Tribune's weekly baseball power rankings
Tuesday's full scoreboard
AL East standings
BOS 92-60 --
TB 82-68 9
BAL 80-70 11
AL wild-card standings
TEX 82-68 --
TB 82-68 --
CLE 82-69 0.5
BAL 80-70 2
NYY 79-72 3.5
KC 79-72 3.5
(For full standings, click here.)
Orioles at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m.
LHP Wei-Yin Chen (7-7, 3.99 ERA) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (3-1, 3.66 ERA)
Dustin Pedroia has batted .538 against Chen for his career (7-for-13) with three doubles, a triple and three RBIs.
Other games that matter
Rangers (Holland) at Rays (Archer), 7:00 p.m.
Yankees (Hughes) at Blue Jays (Happ), 7:07 p.m.
Indians (Salazar) at Royals (Chen), 8:10 p.m.
Thought of the day