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Orioles Bash Red Sox 14-8, Slice AL Wild-card Deficit

Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander rounds the bases on his two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander rounds the bases on his two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Boston (AP) -- Cedric Mullins homered on the second pitch of the game, Anthony Santander went deep twice and the Baltimore Orioles outslugged the Boston Red Sox 14-8 on Monday night to gain a little ground in the playoff race.

Gunnar Henderson hit a two-run homer and Mullins tripled in two runs for the Orioles (80-73), who moved within 3 1/2 games of idle Seattle for the final AL wild card.