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MLB: Baltimore 8, Boston 5

April 10, 2013 at 11:29 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Manny Machado's three-run homer highlighted a five-run ninth inning Wednesday that rallied Baltimore to an 8-5 victory over Boston.

The Orioles ended a three-game losing streak, producing their big inning with the help of just three hits.

Boston broke a 3-3 tie on solo homers by Daniel Nava and Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the sixth and the Red Sox still had a two-run lead when Joel Hanrahan (0-1) came on to work the ninth.

Chris Davis opened the inning with his fifth homer of the season, but Hanrahan retired the next two batters and appeared on his way to what would have been his 100th career save.

Boston, however, loaded the bases on a single by Ryan Flaherty and walks to Nolan Reimold and Nate McLouth.

That brought up Machado and while he was at the plate Hanrahan uncorked a wild pitch that allowed a run to score. Machado then homered to left for the game-winning hit.

Jim Johnson came on in the bottom of the ninth to work a perfect inning and collect his third save. He preserved the win for Darren O'Day (1-0), who had worked the bottom of the eighth.

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