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Alex Cora Applauds 2023 Orioles On AL East Title

The Boston Pink Sox already booked their last-place spot within the division, and on Thursday night time watched because the Baltimore Orioles clinched the American League East in entrance of their residence crowd at Camden Yards.

That’s by no means a straightforward sight, particularly after ending all-time low for the second straight season and the third time in 4 years.

However, there weren’t any sore losers in Boston’s dugout after the Orioles did their job and earned their first division title since 2014 plus their first 100-plus win season since 1980.

“It was a terrific season for them, and from all of us, congratulations,” Pink Sox supervisor Alex Cora advised reporters, as seen on NESN’s postgame protection after Boston’s 2-0 loss in Baltimore. “… Understanding how they go about their course of and the persistence that they present all through, it’s not straightforward. We stay it in our metropolis. That stability of constructing one thing from scratch and successful on the huge league stage is difficult to do. We’ve been by that the final two years, proper?

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“… It’s been, as a baseball fan, enjoyable to observe. As a staff within the East, it’s not enjoyable. They do lots of issues proper. Their pitching program is legit, it’s actual.”

Constructing by their farm system and overcoming a tricky division, which to start the yr, was dominated by the Tampa Bay Rays, is actually commendable. It additionally proved that the Pink Sox have loads of work to do in a division that’s stuffed with opponents and groups striving to get higher.

Maybe that’ll drive some offseason affect.

Listed below are extra notes from Thursday’s Pink Sox-Orioles sport:

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— Pink Sox beginning pitcher Chris Sale made his ultimate begin of the season, tossing 5 innings whereas permitting one earned run off three hits whereas putting out two Baltimore hitters.

“That was good, that was good,” Cora mentioned. “Get him 5 (innings), get him out and prepare for subsequent yr.”

— Boston has misplaced 5 straight.

— Boston is 4-6 in opposition to the Orioles this season and 22-27 when going through AL East groups.

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— Boston has been shut out in back-to-back video games.

— The Pink Sox and Orioles proceed their sequence in Baltimore on Friday night time. First pitch from Oriole Park at Camden Yards is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET, and you may watch the sport, together with a full hour of pregame protection, stay on NESN.



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