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MLB: Baltimore 9, Boston 6 (12 innings)

Sept. 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Jim Thome drove in the go-ahead run with a 12th-inning double Saturday and the Baltimore Orioles went on to a 9-6 victory over Boston.

With the scored tied 6-6, Adam Jones led off the 12th with a two-bagger off of Alfredo Aceves (2-10) and one out later Thome blasted a pitch into the right field corner, where it one-hopped the fence for a ground-rule double.

Endy Chavez and Manny Machado (3-for-6, two RBI) later added run-scoring singles and the American League wild card-leading Orioles won their 16th straight extra-inning game.

Baltimore entered the contest trailing the first-place New York Yankees by one game in the AL East.

Jones and Ryan Flaherty each drove in a pair of runs as the Orioles clinched their three-game series.

Tommy Hunter (6-8) pitched a scoreless 11th for the victory and Jim Johnson racked up his 47th save for Baltimore.

Danny Valencia socked a two-run homer and Ryan Lavarnway knocked in a pair for the Red Sox.

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