Triston Casas hits 3-run homer, Purple Sox beat Orioles 7-3 and keep away from sweep


Reese McGuire added an RBI triple and Rafael Devers a run-scoring single.

Purple Sox batter Triston Casas follows by way of on a three-run dwelling run, scoring Ceddanne Rafaela and Rafael Devers. Mary Schwalm/AP Photograph

BOSTON (AP) — Triston Casas hit a three-run homer and the Boston Purple Sox averted a three-game sweep with a rain-delayed 7-3 victory over AL-best Baltimore on Sunday that halted the Orioles’ seven-game profitable streak.

Reese McGuire added an RBI triple and Rafael Devers a run-scoring single for the Purple Sox, who stopped their four-game shedding streak. Boston is six video games behind Seattle for the final AL wild card, additionally trailing Texas by 5 1/2 video games.

Closing in on their first playoff berth since 2016 and in search of their first division title in 9 years, the Orioles lead second-place Tampa Bay by three video games within the AL East.

Adam Frazier had a two-run triple for Baltimore, which completed a 7-2 journey.

After a 42-minute delay initially, a lot of the sport was performed in mild rain, and there was a 1:28 delay with two outs within the backside of the eighth.

With Boston main 4-3 within the sixth, Casas despatched a lower fastball from Cole Irvin into the primary row of seats above the Inexperienced Monster for his twenty fourth homer. Ceddanne Rafaela reached when he grounded right into a forceout, and Rafael Devers’ grounder went by way of first baseman Ryan O’Hearn’s legs for an error.

A day after getting 23 hits in a 13-12 loss, the Purple Sox worn out a 3-0 deficit with two runs in every of the third and fourth innings in opposition to Grayson Rodriguez (5-4).

Brayan Bello (12-8) labored 5 innings, giving up three runs and 7 hits.

Boston’s runs within the third scored when third baseman Ramón Urías tried to backhand Trevor Story’s medium-speed grounder and the ball rolled below his glove and into the left-field nook for a two-base error.

McGuire tripled into the center-field triangle within the fourth and scored on Devers’ infield single off Urías’ glove on a tough liner.

Baltimore went forward 3-0 within the second when Frazier tripled after Aaron Hicks’ RBI single.


Rafaela made a future earlier than making a leaping catch on the base of the center-field wall on Anthony Santander’s drive within the third inning.


Purple Sox: LHP James Paxton went on the 15-day IL with proper knee irritation, ending his season. He went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 19 begins. … RHP Garrett Whitlock was reinstated from bereavement listing and pitched two hitless innings.


Orioles: RHP Dean Kremer (12-5, 4.07 ERA) is scheduled to begin the opener of a three-game interleague sequence in opposition to St. Louis on Monday. RHP Dakota Hudson (6-1, 4.43) is about for the Cardinals.

Purple Sox: RHP Kutter Crawford (6-7, 4.36) is slated to begin the primary of a four-game sequence in opposition to the Yankees at Fenway Park Monday. RHP Clarke Schmidt (9-8, 4.54) is in line for New York. Boston has gone 8-1 in opposition to the Yankees this season, as they face one another trying to keep away from ending final within the AL East.