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Orioles outlast Red Sox to capture Tri-Town title (06-21-18)


The Orioles and their coaches celebrate a 14-5 win over the Red Sox in the Tri-Town championship game on Wednesday. John McKenna photos

Nine runs in the top of the seventh inning propelled the Orioles to a 14-5 win over the Red Sox in the Tri-Town championship game at Community Field on Wednesday.

A two-run double by Kyle Gordon broke a 5-5 tie in the decisive inning and sent the Orioles on their way. The Orioles were coached by Brian Coffey, Rob Gollow and Keith Lipinsky, while the Red Sox were skippered by Chad Turtoro and John Pickert.

The Orioles took a 1-0 lead in the first inning but the Red Sox tied the score and then took a 3-1 lead with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Down to their last three outs, the Orioles rallied for four runs in the top of the sixth to take a 5-3 lead, only to see the Sox rally for two runs in the bottom of the inning to send the game to extra innings.

In the end, the Orioles' hitting and aggressive base running were too much for the Sox.

The celebration begins for the Orioles.

Red Sox left fielder Tom Smart closes in on the ball.

Kyle Gordon of the Orioles stands on second base after his two-run double gave the Orioles a 7-5 lead.

Orioles first baseman Luke Reising caught the ball just before a hustling Anthony Turtoro of the Red Sox reached the base.

Jack Gollow was the winning pitcher in relief.

Cameron Murphy of the Orioles slides home with a run as Red Sox catcher Caleb Finn reaches for the ball.

Orioles shortstop Nick Dest sets to make a throw to first base after getting a forceout at second base on Orioles runner Malin Adams.

Orioles rightfielder Cameron Murphy pursues a fly ball.

Kyle Gordon scores a run as the ball gets away from catcher Caleb Finn.

Orioles assistant coach Rob Gollow holds an infield conference.

Anthony Turtoro makes contact.

Red Sox assistant coach John Pickert addresses hs players.

Red Sox pitcher Lucas Diaz delivers.

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