The Boston Red Sox trailed the Baltimore Orioles by five runs before a six-run fifth inning and RBI single by Andrew Benintendi in the 11th propelled them to a 10-8 win.
Monday's victory helped Boston maintain a three-game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League (AL) East.
The Yankees posted a 2-1 win against the Minnesota Twins thanks a first-inning homer from Aaron Judge and nine strikeouts from starting pitcher Jaime Garcia.
However, the victory got the Yankees no closer to a division title. It just put them five games up on the Twins for home-field advantage in the wildcard game.
Chaos could very easily ensue for the second wildcard spot in the AL though as the Twins lost a half-game in the standings to the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners, so their lead now stands at one-and-a-half games.
Back to the Red Sox though. They never gave up in this one. After Orioles starter Dylan Bundy looked great through the first three innings and good after four, his fifth inning went off the tracks as Boston sent 10 men to the plate, tallied six hits, one walk and the aforementioned six runs.
Benintendi had a big single that inning to load the bases before his eventual game-winner in the 11th. He finished the night two for six with two RBIs. The 11-inning win was the third extra-innings victory for the Red Sox in the last two weeks.
In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers took down the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 to move within two games of the Colorado Rockies for the second wildcard spot in the National League. Ryan Braun went two for three with a home run, two RBIs and a walk to lead the way for Milwaukee.
Baltimore Orioles 8-10 Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Los Angeles Dodgers
Detroit Tigers 3-8 Oakland Athletics
San Diego Padres 4-2 Arizona Diamondbacks
New York Yankees 2-1 Minnesota Twins
Pittsburgh Pirates 0-3 Milwaukee Brewers
Miami Marlins 13-1 New York Mets
OZUNA, GORDON INSPIRE MARLINS AS OLSON HOMERS AGAIN
Marlins left fielder Marcell Ozuna and second baseman Dee Gordon both tallied four hits on the night to lead Miami to a convincing victory over the Mets. Ozuna finished four for five with a home run, three singles, and two RBIs. Gordon was four for six with two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base.
Athletics first baseman Matt Olson had just one hit on Monday, but it was a home run that was his 14th in his last 20 games. He is the third rookie in MLB history to ever do that, joining Mark McGwire (1987) and Rudy York (1937).
WILLIAMS STRUGGLES AGAINST KERSHAW
Nick Williams has had some success in his rookie year for the Phillies, but he learned what it is like to take on Clayton Kershaw as he went 0 for four with three strikeouts in a win over the Dodgers.
Red Sox starter Doug Fister was out early on Monday, lasting just two innings. Fister gave up four hits, five earned runs and walked five in the win over the Orioles. Boston had to use nine relievers as a result.
NO GLOVE? NO WORRIES
Phillies starting pitcher Nick Pivetta figured he did not need his glove to snare a line drive up the middle against the Dodgers.
INDIANS AT ANGELS
The Los Angeles Angels picked up half a game on the Twins in the wildcard race by virtue of Minnesota's 2-1 loss to the Yankees and Los Angeles will get a chance to cut into that lead again on Tuesday. But they are facing the hottest team in baseball in the Cleveland Indians and one of the game's hottest pitchers in Mike Clevinger (10-5, 3.21 ERA). Clevinger has thrown just over 23 innings and allowed one earned run in his last four starts. Tyler Skaggs (2-5, 4.37 ERA) is coming off a very good start of his own, holding the Houston Astros scoreless through seven innings.
12 de diciembre 2017
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|Wydad Casablanca 2 Urawa Red Diamonds 3: Marvellous Mauricio double proves decisive|
|Cardona given five-match ban for ´discriminatory´ gesture against South Korea|
|Fury clears comeback hurdle as UKAD proceedings resolved|
|Knee injury rules Wales´ Faletau out of Six Nations|
|James still settling at Bayern, says Heynckes|
|Pistorius bruised in alleged prison assault|
|Manchester City captain Kompany out for ´a short time´|
|Klopp: Liverpool need Lallana ahead of busy period|
|Spurs list Leonard as probable for season debut|
|It was diversity in education – Mourinho addresses derby fracas|
|I encourage City to celebrate - Guardiola defends players after Old Trafford controversy|
|I´m no actor – No regrets for Klopp over heated interview|
|Anderson: Duckett incident a non-event|
|Shingler commits to Scarlets|
|Everton were like United at Liverpool - Allardyce defends Anfield approach|
|Paulo Bento hired as Chongqing Lifan head coach|
|Wolfpack and Toulouse to make Magic Weekend history|
|Ramsey hamstring injury ´not a big one´|
|Watford´s Zeegelaar gets three-match ban as appeal is rejected|
|Struggling Northampton sack Mallinder|
|Matthaus raves about Spurs star Kane|
|Cook: England must improve damaged reputation|
|´Several clubs´ discussing Arda move as Barca exit nears|
|No ultimatum as Arsenal´s Ozil and Sanchez talks rumble on|
|Su-Mourinho? Wenger offers advice to City and United|
|Bayern planning ´serious talks´ with Robben, Ribery|
|Titans lure Roosters veteran Gordon|
|Hazlewood welcomes Johnson advice and eyes Root scalp|
|Pereira replaces Villas-Boas at Shanghai SIPG|
|Van Gaal rejected Leverkusen to hold out for a ´big club´|
|Cook dismisses retirement talk heading into 150th Test|
|Williamson lauds record-equalling Taylor as Kiwis celebrate series win|
|Dolphins stun Brady and Patriots|
|Inzaghi and Lazio left feeling ´defrauded´ after Torino defeat|
|Marsh confident and ready to heap misery on England|
|New Zealand sweep Windies with 240-run victory|
|Man United more boring under Mourinho, claims Van Gaal|
|Rodgers return a medical decision for Packers|
|Stanton rips ´unprofessional´ and ´circus times´ with Marlins|
|Zidane: Real Madrid want to win Club World Cup|
|Worker to open batting as Guptill misses ODI series|
|Stanton excited to step into ´winning environment´ with Yankees|
|Morata ruled out of Huddersfield trip due to ´impossible´ workload|
11 de diciembre 2017
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|Irving to miss Bulls game with quad injury|
|Lazio 1 Torino 3: Inzaghi´s men lose ground as Immobile sees red|
|Reading 2 Cardiff City 2: Late comeback makes light of Warnock dismissal|
|Jets QB McCown´s season over with broken hand|
|Wagner received no contact over Borussia Dortmund job|
|From the ridiculous to the sublime - Clermont overcome ´absurd´ episode to thump Saracens|
|A Mourinho myth? Man United booked for simulation more than any Premier League side|
|Eagles QB Wentz out for season with torn ACL|
|Brook to face Rabchenko in light-middleweight bow|
|Yankees confirm Stanton deal|
|Clermont irked by ´absurd´ Saracens saga|
|Bairstow wants England to regain trust|
|Ronaldo´s ego is his biggest motivator - Valdano|
|Bayern threaten legal action over Leno transfer rumours|
|Thompson welcomes golf´s change in policy over viewer call-ins|
|Potter delighted by underdog Ostersunds´ trip to Arsenal|
|Chelsea can bounce back from West Ham loss, says Conte|
|Real Madrid will relish PSG test, says Xabi Alonso|
|Conte urges Chelsea to be ´positive´ over Barca Champions League draw|
|Heynckes wary of Besiktas threat|
|Ostersunds handed fairytale Arsenal tie, Napoli face Leipzig|
|Taylor pays moving tribute to Crowe after equalling century record|
|Emery: PSG ´can compete with Real Madrid´|