Magic Number Stuck on 3 as Sox Lose to O’s in 12 Innings
Davis' hit lifts O's past Red Sox 5-3 in 12
BOSTON (AP) _ Chris Davis hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
Matt Wieters had a pair of RBI doubles for Baltimore, which closed to one game back for the AL's second wild-card spot.
Despite the loss, the Red Sox reduced their magic number to one for clinching their first postseason berth since 2009 when the Cleveland Indians lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-2 on Wednesday.
T.J. McFarland (2-1) worked the 11th for the win and Jim Johnson got the final three outs for his AL-leading 47th save.
The Orioles played their 114th errorless game, surpassing the 2008 Houston Astros for the majors' most since 1900.