Thursday September 20, 2012 | 09:26 AM

The New York Yankees averaged three runs a game in their doubleheader on Wednesday.

The Baltimore Orioles also scored three runs in their game.

So did the Boston Red Sox.

New York won both. Baltimore won.

The Red Sox lost 13-3.

Boston's first four pitchers and their lines: 

Daisuke Matsuzaka: 3 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Alfredo Aceves: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Daniel Bard: 1/3 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 0 K

Andrew Miller: 0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K

So, in 5 1/3 innings, Boston pitchers combined for 8 walks, an opponent's batting average of .448 and an ERA of 20.38.

Bard threw 16 pitches, only four of them strikes. Since he has returned from the minors, Bard has made five appearances: 3 1/3 IP, 8 H (3 HR), 9 R, 5 BB.

In a word, Yikes.

Now for the standings: 

AL EAST
Yankees 85-63
Orioles 85-64 (0.5 back)
Rays 79-70 (6.5)

WILD CARD
Orioles 85-64
A’s 84-64
Angels 81-68 (3.5 back)
Tigers 79-69 (5)
Rays 79-70 (5.5)

FOR 2013 TOP DRAFT PICK
Astros 48-101
Cubs 58-91
Rockies 58-90
Indians 61-88
Twins 62-87
Marlins 66-84
Mets 66-82
Blue Jays 66-81
Royals 67-81
RED SOX 68-82
Seattle 70-80
Padres 71-78
 

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