Final in 12
7:05 PM ET, July 29, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles have a knack for winning in extra innings, and it has nothing to do with luck.
Baltimore is 12-3 in extra innings and has won seven straight.
"To do that, you've got to have a good effort out of your bullpen -- and we did tonight,'' manager Buck Showalter said.
Orioles relievers gave up one run and five hits over the final seven innings.
After Ryan Webb (3-1) worked out of a two-on, two-out jam in the 12th, Machado took care of business in the bottom half with his first career walk-off homer. Machado hit a 1-2 breaking ball from Cory Rasmus (2-1) into the seats in left field to end the back-and-forth duel between AL contenders.
The Orioles were 16-2 in extra innings in 2012, and this is shaping up to be that kind of year.
"We have good chemistry in the clubhouse like we did back then, and obviously we have a good bullpen as well,'' Machado said.
Josh Hamilton homered and had three RBIs for the Angels, who have dropped eight of their past 11 against the Orioles. Los Angeles got a solid performance from its relievers, who allowed three hits over six-plus innings.
"Our bullpen did a terrific job,'' manager Mike Scioscia said. ``You can't ask much more from those guys. We couldn't get that one hit that would get the game on our terms.''
Before And After
Manny Machado has provided a big boost to the Orioles since he returned from a five-game suspension on July 5:
|Before susp.||After susp.|
|>>1st career walk-off HR Tuesday|
A potential pitching duel between Jered Weaver and Tillman turned into a slugfest, as both former All-Stars left after the fifth inning with Baltimore leading 6-5. Weaver gave up a season-high six earned runs and walked four. Tillman yielded five runs (three earned) and six hits, including three doubles and a home run.
After Hamilton delivered a run-scoring grounder in the top of the first, the Orioles scored twice in the bottom half. Jones drove an 0-2 fastball over the left-field wall -- giving him 20 home runs for a fourth straight season -- and J.J. Hardy added an RBI single.
Los Angeles capitalized on a throwing error by Tillman to take a 3-2 lead in the second before Machado doubled in a run in the Orioles' half. After Hank Conger hit a sacrifice fly for the Angels in the fourth, Weaver issued two walks in the bottom half, and Markakis followed with a drive off the right-field foul pole to make it 6-4. Hamilton homered in the fifth and tied it in the seventh with an infield hit.
The Angels were 7-0 in Weaver's previous seven starts, and it took a comeback for the right-hander to stay unbeaten since June 16. "Fastball was up for most of the time, and I couldn't really figure out how to get it down,'' he said. "Every time I left it up, they put good swings on it. Any time you get the ball up in this park, it's not going to work out too well.''
Angels: Left-hander C.J. Wilson (right ankle sprain) pitched 5 1/3 innings for Double-A Arkansas on Monday night in his first rehab start and could return soon. "There is definitely one scenario where it could be this weekend, but we're not going to commit to anything,'' Scioscia said.
Orioles: First baseman Chris Davis did not play after being sent home with a stomach virus. "He was sick all day [Monday] and didn't seem to be making a marked improvement,'' Showalter said.
Angels: Right-hander Garrett Richards (11-3) seeks to rebound after his seven-game win streak was ended the past week against Detroit. In his only previous start against Baltimore, Richards allowed a career-high seven runs in 2012.
Orioles: Kevin Gausman makes his first career start against the Angels, while the Orioles seek their ninth win in 11 games at Camden Yards.
BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 29: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signs autographs before the game...(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||J Hamilton grounded out to first, M Trout scored, A Pujols to third.||1||0|
|1st||A Jones homered to left (393 feet).||1||1|
|1st||J Hardy singled to left, N Cruz scored, D Young to second.||1||2|
|2nd||D Freese grounded into fielder's choice to pitcher, H Kendrick scored, D Freese to second on throwing error by pitcher C Tillman.||2||2|
|2nd||K Calhoun doubled to deep left, D Freese scored.||3||2|
|2nd||M Machado doubled to deep right center, N Hundley scored.||3||3|
|4th||H Conger hit sacrifice fly to center, H Kendrick scored, E Navarro to third.||4||3|
|4th||N Markakis homered to right (359 feet), R Flaherty and N Hundley scored.||4||6|
|5th||J Hamilton homered to center (401 feet).||5||6|
|7th||J Hamilton reached on infield single to shortstop, M Trout scored, A Pujols to second.||6||6|
|12th||M Machado homered to left (397 feet).||6||7|
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|Stadium||Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD|
|Attendance||36,882 (80.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||72 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Mark Ripperger, Third Base - Dan Bellino|
Manny Machado has returned to form since he came back from a 5-game suspension July 5th. Since then he's hitting .373 with 4 homers, including the walkoff Tuesday. In 54 games prior to the suspension Machado was hitting just .239.[+]
Manny Machado Before & After 5-Game Suspension This Season
Josh Hamilton's 5th-inning HR snapped a 20-game homerless skid. This is the 1st season of Hamilton's career with multiple 20-game homerless skids -- his 23-game skid in June matched his career long.
Adam Jones (BAL): 20th HR of season, 4th straight 20-HR season. 3rd HR vs Angels this season.
Jered Weaver is holding opposing hitters to a .200 batting average in at-bats ending with his fastball this season, which is the lowest in the American League among qualified starters. Chris Davis has a .241 batting average in at-bats ending with a fastball this season, which is 51 points below the MLB average among qualified hitters.
Adam Jones (BAL): HR (20); 4th career 20-HR season; the only Orioles OF with more 20-HR seasons is Frank Robinson.[+]
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