Recap: Red Sox 12, Orioles 3
Red Sox 12, Orioles 3: Daniel Nava homered during a five-run first inning and Clay Buchholz worked seven strong frames as visiting Boston inched closer to clinching home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.Stephen Drew drove in three runs, David Ortiz hit his 30th home run and Mike Napoli added an RBI double for the Red Sox, who are 2 1/2 games ahead of the Oakland Athletics with two left in the regular season. Buchholz (12-1) made his longest start since coming off the disabled list and was charged with three runs on seven hits.Adam Jones clubbed a two-run homer and Chris Davis hit his 53rd blast but Scott Feldman (12-12) was ripped for eight runs on as many hits in 2 1/3 innings as Baltimore fell for the seventh time in nine games.Napoli got the Boston offense started with an RBI double in the first and Nava followed by sending a towering blast into the seats in right field for a three-run homer. Drew added an RBI triple into the right-field corner to cap the five-run uprising.Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a three-run homer overturned on review in the third, settling for an RBI double before coming home when Drew followed with a two-run single to make it an 8-0 gap. Ortiz sent a three-run opposite-field blast to left in the eighth to reach 30 home runs for the first time since 2010.GAME NOTEBOOK: Saltalamacchia's double was his 40th of the season, setting a club record for a catcher. … Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury (broken foot) played in his second straight game and was the only player in the starting lineup without a hit, going 0-for-4 before being lifted in the eighth. … Feldman's eight earned runs marked a season high and snapped a string of eight straight starts allowing three or fewer.