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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 5, Orioles 4 – 3 things we learned in the finale

The Red Sox ended their season with a victory, 5-4, over the Baltimore Orioles. Here are three things we learned:

1. Sox get the win, but ERod doesn't.

The game ended in dramatic fashion -- with a walk-off victory in the bottom of the ninth -- but it wasn't enough to deliver win No. 20 to Eduardo Rodriguez. The Sox had arranged their pitching rotation the last two weeks to get Rodriguez a shot at winning 20, and when Boston took the lead 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh, it appeared as though it would all work out. When the go-ahead run scored, the dugout erupted in celebration and several teammates came over to congratulate him. But in the top of the eighth, an error and a couple of base hits by the Orioles tied the game 4-4 and robbed Rodriguez of the opportunity. "The only thing I can control is going out there and trying to keep the score like it is,'' said Rodriguez. "You saw what happened in the last game — I gave up (seven) runs and still got the win and today I didn't get it. That's something I can't control.''

2. Devers gets to his personal milestone.