Sunday, September 27, 2015

Red Sox, Owens Shut Out O's A Third Straight Time, 2-0

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This is getting habit-forming. For the third straight game, the Red Sox shut out the formerly streaking Orioles—today a 2-0 gem by lefty rookie Henry Owens. Boston has outscored the O's 17-0 in the three tilts since Friday. Owens went 7 2/3 innings giving up just three hits (all singles) to move his record to 4-3. Xander Bogaerts went 2-4 and is now just 10 hits shy of 200 for the season. Blake Swihart clubbed a solo HR to account for half the runs. Robbie Ross, Jr. pitched the ninth inning for his sixth save of the year. The win—coupled with the Rays loss to the Jays—moves The Carmine Hose out of the cellar again and into fourth pace in the AL East. Boston now heads to The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street in the Bronx for a four-game set.