The 2017 Boston Red Sox could be one of those special teams. Down 5-0 after 3 innings, the Red Sox rallied and beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 in 11 innings on Monday, September 18th. The Red Sox are 14-3 in extra inning games! The Red Sox Magic Number to clinch a playoff spot is 4, and 10 to win the AL East with 12 games left to play.

Doug Fister never made it out of the 3rd inning. He lasted only 2 innings allowing 5 runs, all earned and walked 5. He didn't strike out a batter. The Red Sox used 9 other pitchers in the game, with Matt Barnes ultimately picking up the win and Carson Smith, the save. It was Smith's first save since returning from Tommy John surgery.

The Red Sox used 16 position players in addition to the 10 pitchers. They used 4 second basemen in the game. Dustin Pedroia had to leave the game after fouling a ball off the plate and bouncing back into his face. He's considered day to day.

Xander Bogaerts hit his 9th homer. Mookie Betts had a double and drove in 4 runs. Brock Holt coming off the bench was 2-2 with a double and 2 RBI.

The Red Sox and Orioles play the middle game of the 3 game series on Tuesday, September 19th with the pregame starting at 6:20 and 1st pitch at 7:05. Drew Pomeranz 16-5 is scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox.

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