Red Sox snap out of slump with win over Orioles

BOSTON — Tristan Casas hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox avoided a series sweep with a rain-delayed 7-3 victory over the American League-leading Orioles on Sunday. With the result, Baltimore’s seven-game winning streak ended.

Reese McGuire had an RBI triple and Rafael Devers added a run-scoring single for the Red Sox. Boston sits six games back of Seattle and five and a half games behind Texas for the final American League wild card.

The Orioles are three games ahead of Tampa Bay in the American League East, nearing their first postseason since 2016 and seeking their first division title in nine years.

Adam Frazier had a two-run triple for Baltimore, which finished the road series 7-2.

After a 42-minute delay in the start of the game, almost the entire match was played under light rain and the game was halted again for 1:28 minutes in the eighth end.

A day after allowing 23 hits in a 13-12 loss, the Red Sox came back from a 3-0 deficit with two runs off Grayson Rodriguez (5-4) in the third and fourth innings.

For the Orioles, Venezuelan Anthony Santander is 0-4. Mexican Ramon Urias is 2-0.

For the Red Sox, Dominican Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with two runs and one RBI. Mexican Luis Urias scored a goal to make it 3-1. Venezuela Willier Abreu 4-1.

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