facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Baltimore 3, Seattle 1 (11 inn.)

Sept. 20, 2012 at 1:40 AM

SEATTLE, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning Wednesday, lifting Baltimore to a crucial 3-1 victory over Seattle.

The decision kept the Orioles within a half game of the New York Yankees for the lead in the American League East. Baltimore also took over the best wild card record in the league by a half game over Oakland.

It had been a 1-1 game since the fourth inning when Nate McLouth singled with one out in the 11th off Josh Kinney (0-3), who has made 86 relief appearances in a career that began in 2006 and has only one win to show for it.

Jones followed McLouth to the plate and hit a 3-2 pitch over the wall in left.

That gave the win to Luis Ayala (5-4), who retired the final batter in the 10th inning. Jim Johnson worked the 11th inning and gave up two hits and a walk. He was helped out, however, by a double play and a caught stealing while picking up his 45th save.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback