BOSTON – The 2018 Boston Red Sox are officially the most successful regular season team in the 118-year history of the franchise.
The Sox beat the Orioles 6-2 for their 106th win of the season, setting a new franchise record by surpassing the previous mark of 105 set by the 1912 Red Sox.
With the win, Boston also clinched the best record in baseball, ensuring they will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs and World Series.
Mookie Betts went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, his 32nd of the season, a new-career high for the 25-year-old. Betts also stole his 29th base of 2018 and is now one steal away from joining Jacoby Ellsbury as the only players in franchise history to go 30-30 in a season.
Ellsbury accomplished the feat in 2011, when he finished second in the American League MVP voting.
Nathan Eovaldi (6-7) struck out 10 Orioles over five innings of work, tying a career-high. The righty allowed one run on four hits.
Eduardo Rodriguez tossed two scoreless innings in relief. The lefty is scheduled to pitch again on Friday, according to Red Sox manager Alex Cora.
David Price (15-7, 3.53 ERA) will make his final start of the regular season as the series with Baltimore continues on Tuesday.