BOSTON (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 42nd home run, Kevin Gausman outpitched Rick Porcello over eight innings and the Baltimore Orioles pulled within a game of AL East-leading Boston with a 1-0 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.
Baltimore took two of three in the series to pull a game ahead of slumping Toronto for the top AL wild card. The Blue Jays lost at home to Tampa Bay 8-1 earlier Wednesday.
Zach Britton closed for his 43rd save and Baltimore became the first team to beat Porcello in Boston this season.
Gausman (8-10) and Porcello (20-4) had nearly identical linescores over eight innings, each striking out six and allowing just four hits, except Porcello allowed Trumbo’s leadoff shot in the second inning.
Porcello was 13-0 in home starts with one no decision entering the game.
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