BOSTON — Matt Wieters drove in three runs, Miguel Gonzalez pitched 6⅓ solid innings and the Orioles remained one game behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East with a 4-2 win over the Red Sox on Friday night.
The Orioles broke a tie with the A's for the top wild-card spot.
Jon Lester lost for the first time in his 21 career starts against the Orioles. He had been 14-0, the longest winning streak against the Orioles franchise for a pitcher at the start of his career since at least 1901. It had been the longest current winning streak by an active pitcher against any team. But he's 0-1 in his past four starts against them, all Orioles victories.
The Orioles improved to 6-1 this season at Fenway Park. They lead the AL with 44 wins on the road.
Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his club-record 46th save, one more than the record Randy Myers set in 1997.
The score was tied at 2 in the sixth when Adam Jones walked with one out and scored on a double by Wieters. A wild pitch sent Wieters to third, and Mark Reynolds drove him in with a single.