[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.)


Tonight's game

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)


Key matchup

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