O's push past Red Sox in 12th

BOSTON - Chris Davis came up with the bases loaded in the 12th, and he delivered a huge hit. Davis' bases-loaded single drove in two runs in the Baltimore Orioles' 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night before 38,540 at Fenway Park.
J.J. Hardy singled with one out in the 12th. Brian Roberts followed with a single, and after Franklin Morales (2-2) threw a wild pitch that moved both runners up, Steve Pearce was walked intentionally. Manny Machado popped out and Davis singled to center on a 1-2 count.
"I'm going to run out of adjectives for what he's done," manager Buck Showalter said. "He's been solid and he's been consistent."
T.J. McFarland (2-1) pitched a scoreless 11th for the win. Jim Johnson picked up his major league-leading 47th save.
Baltimore (81-70) trails Texas by one game for the final wild-card spot. The Rangers lost to Tampa Bay.
Francisco Rodriguez, Kevin Gausman, Tommy Hunter, McFarland and Johnson pitched a scoreless 6 1/3 innings, allowing just four hits.
"You're very cautious, and I've talked all through the year, very cautious about the health of your bullpen because there's going to come a time in September where you're going to have to go to the crop with them," Showalter said.
David Ortiz hit a two-run home run off Wei-Yin Chen in the first for a 2-0 Boston lead.
Chen, who allowed a career-high 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings, got out of a bases-loaded, none out jam in the third.
After Boston starter Jake Peavy didn't allow a hit through four innings, Danny Valencia singled and scored on Matt Wieters' RBI double. Brian Roberts' double scored Wieters to tie the score at 2.
Baltimore took a 3-2 lead in the sixth when Nick Markakis and Valencia singled with two outs. Wieters' ground-rule double scored Markakis.
Mike Napoli's leadoff home run in the sixth tied it at 3.
Gausman put on a terrific performance, striking out five of the six batters he faced in the seventh and eight.
NOTES: Darren O'Day arrived from Sarasota, Fla. early enough to shag some fly balls in batting practice. O'Day felt fine a day after he threw and was cleared to rejoin the team.
"We wouldn't bring him if we didn't feel he was an option for us," Showalter said. "He said he feels good enough to pitch. He's coming. It's pretty simple this time of year. Yes or no."
O'Day, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 7, had numbness in two fingers of his right hand.
Showalter hasn't decided on a pitcher for Saturday, but he said that Miguel Gonzalez, who was originally scheduled to pitch then, could start. Gonzalez left Sunday's game in Toronto with a strained right groin.
"They're just waiting around to see how I was feeling, to see if I was getting better," Gonzalez said.
"I felt sore, but it wasn't that bad. Most importantly, we have to throw a bullpen first. If it feels good, we'll go from there. I'll know as soon as I throw my bullpen. I'll definitely know."
Bud Norris, who missed a start with a sore right elbow feels better, and it's possible he could start on Saturday if Gonzalez can't. Norris threw a bullpen on Tuesday.
"I feel good today. Nothing flared up today, which was a good sign," Norris said. "Buck kind of left it in my hands. It's hard one to play with especially this late in the year, the way I've been feeling. I came over for a reason. I want to pitch and be on the field. I'm intrigued to see how it feels, especially after the bullpen."

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