(SEATTLE) — This one was longer than usual but ended with the same result. The Baltimore Orioles (84-64) beat the Seattle Mariners (70-79) 4-2, in a 5 hour and 44 minute, 18-inning game Tuesday night.
The extra-innings victory was the O’s 14th straight.
“That dugout was alive the whole game,” said Orioles manager Buck Showalter. “It wasn’t ever a, ‘woe is me, we’ve got to play another inning.’ There were so many opportunities to give in. And they didn’t. Hats off to the Mariners. They did the same thing.”
Orioles backup catcher Taylor Teagarden hit a pinch-hit RBI single in the top of the 18th, to give Baltimore the lead for good. It was the third game winning hit of the season.
The Orioles are tied with the New York Yankees on top of the AL East.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN