Ty Wigginton, who has been getting big hits throughout the season for the Orioles, drilled an 0-2 pitch deep to center field for a game-winning RBI double in the the last of the tenth as the Orioles beat Boston 3-2 today.
The O’s have their first three-game home sweep of the Red Sox since 1974.
They also beat nemesis Jonathan Papelbon. He entered today with a career 0.87 ERA vs. the Orioles, the lowest for any pitcher with 30 or more innings against the O’s.
The Birds have now won five of their last seven games.
Nick Markakis led off the tenth and drew a walk from Papelbon, who also pitched in the ninth. With Wigginton batting, Papelbon threw wildly to first for an error as Markakis took second. Then Wiggy delivered the game winner for an O’s celebration.