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O's conclude home schedule in finale with Red Sox

Sep 21, 2014 - 12:23 PM ( - The Baltimore Orioles will play their regular-season home finale on Sunday afternoon when they close out a three-game set with the Boston Red Sox.

But the American League East champions know they will be returning to Camden Yards come playoff time.

The Orioles continue to chase home-field advantage as the top seed in the AL, trailing the Los Angeles Angels by two games, and powered their way to a 7-2 victory on Saturday night. Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers and Christian Walker added a solo shot.

Nelson Cruz and Jonathan Schoop each drove in a run in Baltimore's fifth victory in six games. Chris Tillman won his 13th game, allowing two runs over seven innings.

"We still have games to play and still have something to prove," said Jones. "We can still catch Anaheim for the best record overall and guys understand that."

Tillman and the rest of the Orioles pitching staff shut down the Red Sox offense after David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the first inning, his 35th home run of the season.

Rubby De La Rosa pitched four innings and gave up four runs on six hits and two walks to take the loss, Boston's fourth in five games.

"We didn't really do anything after that," said Boston manager John Farrell of Ortiz's homer. "Tillman was really able to mix his pitches after that and we couldn't get anything going."

Miguel Gonzalez will try to frustrate the Red Sox offense again as he aims to bounce back after having a three-start winning streak snapped with a 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees last Saturday. The righty yielded all three runs on three hits and three walks over six innings.

Gonzalez fell to 9-8 with a 3.28 earned run average and had extended his personal win streak with a 4-0 victory over Boston on Sept. 8. He logged 6 1/3 scoreless innings, staying unbeaten in his career versus the Red Sox at 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA in seven games (5 starts).

Joe Kelly gets the start for Boston today and has won two of his last three starts after going winless in his first five outings after being acquired from St. Louis.

Kelly was able to beat Kansas City on Sunday despite giving up all four of his runs in the second inning and he rebounded to log six frames of work. That improved the righty to 2-2 with a 4.21 ERA in eight starts with the Red Sox.

"He's got such electric stuff that he settled in and pitched a solid six innings for us," Farrell said.

Kelly faced Baltimore for the first time in his career on Sept. 8 and lost, charged with four runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings.

Baltimore is 11-7 this season versus the Red Sox.