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MLB: Baltimore 10, Tampa Bay 6 (10 innings)

April 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM

BALTIMORE, April 18 (UPI) -- Matt Wieters finished off a night of offense Thursday with a grand slam in the 10th inning that gave Baltimore a 10-6 win over Tampa Bay.

The homer by Weiters was the seventh of the game, blasts that accounted for 12 of the 16 runs. The teams combined for 25 hits.

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Desmond Jennings and Evan Longoria staked Tampa Bay to a 2-0 lead with solo shots in the first inning but it took another solo blast from the Rays' James Loney in the eighth to forge a 6-6 tie.

Jamey Wright (0-1) went to the mound for the Rays to start a second inning of work in the 10th, but he gave up a leadoff single to Nick Markakis and was promptly relieved by Brandon Gomes.

Manny Machado then reached on a bunt single and Adam Jones singled to load the bases. That brought up Weiters, who hit the first pitch he saw from Gomes over the wall in right.

That made a winner out of Tony Patton (1-0), who worked his way out of a jam in the top of the 10th to keep the game tied.

The other Baltimore home runs were a two-run affair from Nolan Reimold in the second and a two-run shot from Steve Pearce in the seventh.

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