Red Sox rout Orioles 12-3 behind Buccholz

JOSEPH WHITE (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated Press
Red Sox rout Orioles 12-3 behind Buccholz
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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli, center, celebrates with Daniel Nava in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters after Nava's three-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Clay Buchholz allowed three runs over seven innings as the AL East champion Boston Red Sox routed the Baltimore Orioles 12-3 Friday night and moved closer to securing home-field advantage throughout the postseason.

Daniel Nava and David Ortiz hit three-run homers, Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a three-run shot overturned by replay.

Dustin Pedroia had three hits for the Red Sox would clinch the AL's best record with another win or a loss by Oakland, which played Seattle later Friday.