BALTIMORE -- Held hitless by Aaron Cook through five innings, the Baltimore Orioles sent 10 batters to the plate during a five-run sixth and beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Wednesday night.
Baltimore trailed 2-0 before rallying against Cook, who fueled the uprising with a throwing error on a potential inning-ending, double-play comebacker. The miscue led to three unearned runs and saddled Cook (3-6) with his fourth loss in five starts.
Rookie Miguel Gonzalez (5-2) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings to help the Orioles (64-53) secure their ninth win in 11 games and move a game ahead of Tampa Bay for the top AL wild-card spot.
Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his 35th save in 38 tries.