While the Boston Red Sox are setting franchise records in the win column, the Baltimore Orioles are doing the opposite.
As a result of Game 1 of a day-night double-header Wednesday, the Orioles tallied their 112 loss of the season — a franchise-record. Maybe not the record a team seeks to set…
Baltimore (45-112) dropped 61.5 games behind Boston (107-51) with the loss Wednesday afternoon. The Orioles had only lost more than 100 games once since moving to Baltimore in 1954. It was in 1988 when the team lost their first 22 games in a 55-107 season. The 1939 St. Louis Browns went 43-111.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox extended a franchise win record and the best record in baseball to secure home-field advantage through the World Series.
The @RedSox had 14 XBH today.
This is the 4th time in AL history, and the first time since 1996, that a team has reached that mark. pic.twitter.com/OAfgPOPIcs
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) September 26, 2018
The Red Sox reached a number of milestones during the 19-3 pummeling.
Xander Bogaerts reached 100 RBI for the season, while J.D. Martinez hit home run number 42, which accounted for three of Boston’s season-high 22 hits. Martinez leads the league with 127 RBI.
Some things that happened today:
? Bogie’s 100th RBI
? J.D. Hit Dinger 42
? Mookie Joined 30/30 Club
? Devers Collected 6 RBI
And we still have to play another! pic.twitter.com/h3Te6ABsvq
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) September 26, 2018
David Price got his last start in before the playoffs during the pummeling. In the outing, he allowed three runs — all in the second inning — on six hits and three walks. Price struck out six before he left in the fifth inning with a 10-3 lead.
Rafael Devers and Mookie Betts also took a large part in Boston’s win. Devers finished with four hits, two home runs and six RBI. Betts joined the 30-30 club — the second Red Sox player in history to do so.
The Baltimore Orioles will finish their depressing season with a four-game series at home against the Houston Astros, who have clinched the AL West.