Manny Machado’s 12th inning home run gave the Orioles the 7-6 win over the Anaheim Angels on Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
Tied Up – The Orioles trailed the Angels 1-0 going into the bottom of the first, but Adam Jones tied the game with his 20th homer of the season.
Tie,Ahead,Tie – The Angels tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the second inning on a throwing error to home by Chris Tillman.
Kole Calhoun put the Orioles ahead 3-2 in the second with his RBI double.
The Orioles tied the game in the bottom of the inning with a Manny Machado RBI double to make it 3-3.
Down Then Up – The Angels held a 4-3 lead going to the bottom of the fourth. Nick Markakis connected for a three-run homer in the bottom of the inning to put the Orioles up 6-4.
Back To One – In the top of the fifth inning, Josh Hamilton homered to make it a 6-5 game.
Tied Again – Brian Matusz came on in the seventh inning to go after Josh Hamilton. With a runner on first and third, Hamilton hit a groundball to J.J. Hardy to that he was prepared to flip to second, but no one was there. Hardy, then tried to throw out Hamilton at first but was too late and the game was tied.
Nothing – With the game tied 6-6 after the top of the seventh inning, neither bullpen allowed a runner to touch the base until the top of the twelfth inning.
Wave It Bye Bye – Manny Machado was the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the twelfth inning, and with one swing of the bat, the Orioles had the 7-6 victory.
Next WBAL Broadcast – The Orioles and Angels play game two of their series on Wednesday night. First pitch is set for 7:05pm,with Joe Angel and Fred Manfra starting the broadcast at 6:35pm.
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BALTIMORE (AP) – Manny Machado homered off Cory Rasmus leading off the 12th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Machado hit a 1-2 breaking ball from Rasmus (2-1) into the seats in left field to end the back-and-forth duel between AL contenders.
Ryan Webb (3-1) worked out of a two-on, two-out jam in the top of the 12th for the Orioles, who improved to 12-3 in extra innings.
Adam Jones and Nick Markakis homered for Baltimore, playing its first home game since the All-Star break.
Josh Hamilton homered and had three RBIs for the Angels, who have dropped eight of their last 11 against the Orioles.
A potential pitching duel between Jered Weaver andChris Tillman turned into a slugfest, as both former All-Stars left after the fifth inning with Baltimore leading 6-5.
Weaver gave up a season-high six earned runs and walked four. Tillman yielded five runs, three earned, and six hits – including three doubles and a home run.
After Hamilton delivered a run-scoring grounder in the top of the first, the Orioles scored twice in the bottom half. Jones drove an 0-2 fastball over the left-field wall – giving him 20 home runs for a fourth straight season – and J.J. Hardy added an RBI single.
Los Angeles capitalized on a throwing error by Tillman to take a 3-2 lead in the second before Machado doubled in a run in the Orioles’ half.
After Hank Conger hit a sacrifice fly for the Angels in the fourth, Weaver issued two walks in the bottom half and Markakis followed with a drive off the right-field foul pole to make it 6-4.
Hamilton homered in the fifth and tied it in the seventh with an infield hit.
Angels: Left-hander C.J. Wilson (right ankle sprain) pitched 5 1-3 innings for Double-A Arkansas on Monday night in his first rehab start and could return soon. ”There is definitely one scenario where it could be this weekend, but we’re not going to commit to anything,” manager Mike Scioscia said.
Orioles: First baseman Chris Davis did not play after being sent home with a stomach virus. ”He was sick all day (Monday) and didn’t seem to be making a marked improvement,” manager Buck Showalter said.
Angels: Right-hander Garrett Richards (11-3) seeks to rebound after his seven-game winning streak ended last week against Detroit. In his only previous start against Baltimore, Richards allowed a career-high seven runs in 2012.
Orioles: Kevin Gausman makes his first career start against the Angels as the Orioles seek their ninth win in 11 games at Camden Yards.