Nathan Eovaldi struck out 10 batters for the team with the best record in baseball, as they get ready to kick off the Postseason on October 5th against the winner of the American League Wild Card Game. Their wins total, which could still be added to in the final week of the regular season, breaks the 105 wins set by the 1912 Red Sox. That was the team's first season at Fenway Park.
Boston used an early outburst with a four-run second inning to jump ahead, headlined by a Brock Holt RBI double, Christian Vazquez RBI single, and a Mookie Betts two-run home run. Betts' long ball was his 32nd of the season, which set a career high for the MVP candidate. The outfielder also singled and scored in the fourth inning, where the Red Sox score two more times. He now leads all of baseball with 125 runs scored, and is now 10-for-16 with three home runs and four doubles in his past three games.
On the other side, the Orioles became the sixth American League team to lose 111 games, as they dropped 60.5 games out of first place in the AL East. They are the first team since the 2003 Detroit Tigers to lose that many games in a season, as they dropped to 2-15 against the Red Sox and 18-61 on the road this season. Renato Nunez had three hits in the loss for the O's.
The Red Sox will finish the regular season with two more games against Baltimore and four with the New York Yankees. The Yankees will be competing in the AL Wild Card Game with a chance to face the Red Sox in the ALDS, as they will battle in the one-game playoff, most likely against the Oakland Athletics, who clinched a playoff spot with New York's 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.