[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' 2-out, 2-run single in 12th inning lifts O's over Sox
Brady Anderson celebrates Chris Davis breaking his record
Kevin Gausman dominates Red Sox in 2 relief innings
O'Day rejoins club; Gonzalez could start Saturday
Wednesday's full scoreboard
AL East standings
BOS 92-61 --
TB 83-68 8
BAL 81-70 10
AL wild-card standings
TB 83-68 --
TEX 82-69 --
CLE 82-70 0.5
BAL 81-70 1
NYY 80-72 2.5
KC 80-72 2.5
(For full standings, click here.)
Orioles at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m.
RHP Chris Tillman (16-6, 3.70 ERA) vs. RHP John Lackey (9-12, 3.56 ERA)
Chris Davis (.423 with 2 HRs and 6RBIs) is one of a handful of Orioles with strong career numbers against Lackey. Manny Machado is 6-for-11 (.545) with 2 HRs vs. Lackey, and Nick Markakis bats .353 in 51 career at-bats against the right-hander.
Other games that matter
Astros (Keuchel) at Indians (Jimenez), 7:05 p.m.
Yankees (Kuroda) at Blue Jays (Redmond), 7:07 p.m.
Rangers (Darvish) at Rays (Moore), 7:10 p.m.
Thought of the day