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With 4-0 win over Red Sox, Orioles take biggest AL East lead since 1979
With 4-0 win over Red Sox, Orioles take biggest AL East lead since 1979

BOSTON -- Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez is continuing to show he deserves a postseason start while his team has seized its biggest lead in the American League East in 35 years. Yes, 35 years -- before any member of the Orioles' current active roster was born. With their 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night, the Orioles (84-59) have taken a 10-game divisional lead for the first time since Sept. 22, 1979, a season in which the Orioles lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a seven-game World Series. “We hear it, we hear what's going on, but it doesn't feel like that,” said Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce, who had two of the Orioles'...

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