The Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston on Friday night.
David Ortiz had three of Boston’s 12 hits off Wei-Yin Chen, and the Red Sox got an effective pitching performance from Felix Doubront and four relievers in a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.
Felix Doubront struck out three in two-innings for the Sox.
Red Sox end their hot 2013 season with a 7-6 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards.
The Red Sox lost to the Orioles, 6-5, on Saturday but still clinched home-field advantage in the playoffs with the Mariners defeating Oakland earlier in the day.
The Red Sox clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2009.
Chris Davis hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
Danny Valencia tripled to stop closer Koji Uehara’s streak of 37 consecutive outs and scored on Matt Wieters’ sacrifice fly in the ninth inning.
The Red Sox beat the Orioles 4-3 Wednesday night.
Jon Lester pitches seven strong innings and David Ortiz goes 4-for-4 with a homer for Red Sox.