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It was the Orioles’ fourth win in their last five games here at Fenway dating back to last season after losing six in a row. It was also Baltimore’s fifth win in six games against Boston overall.
The Orioles bullpen hasn’t allowed a run since last Friday against Oakland, but the Baltimore relievers have dominated all season long, pitching to a 1.56 ERA this season.
"I just think everybody knows when it's their turn, so far we're going to be able to pass the load around, when it's their time to contribute," Orioles manager
The Orioles' bullpen stranded five base runners, including one in scoring position in the 10th, when Ayala induced a fly out to center with runners at first and second and two out. Ayala, who has yet to allow an earned run, ran his personal scoreless-inning streak to 14 innings.
"I think Buck really likes to keep a hold on the role thing, other than the closer he doesn't like to give out roles, probably for that reason," Patton said. "So everybody is ready to go. I think he likes keep everyone on their toes and everyone ready to pitch."
The Orioles (17-9), who rallied from behind three times to force extra innings, scored two runs in the 13th.
Reynolds, mired in a season-long slump, hit his first homer of the season, drove in two runs and scored two runs.
"I felt good tonight," Reynolds said. "I got that first hit in that first at bat and I think I drew a walk and a double and a sac fly. I was feeling good. My other out, I had a hard line drive to the leftfielder. So you know, hopefully this will be the start of me putting some good swings on the ball and you know start contributing around here."
Reynolds’ home run was a solo shot off Red Sox starter
"He had some really good at-bats tonight," Showalter said. "I thought the tack-on run, that's one of the things good clubs are able to do. Very little margin for error there in the last inning. But I hope so. We'll see. Mark's obviously streaky and I hope this is the beginning of him being able to contribute the way he's able to offensively."