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Orioles lose extra-inning game for the first time in a year

Apr 24, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

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Baltimore had won 17 straight extra-inning games dating back to April 11, 2012, but that streak came to an end this afternoon against Toronto.

Orioles closer Jim Johnson, who’d been such a huge part of all their late- and extra-inning success, walked Maicer Izturis with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and the lineup couldn’t rally in the bottom of the frame.

Rich Dubroff of notes that the 17-game extra-inning winning streak was MLB’s longest since the Pirates won 21 straight in 1959-1960. And the Orioles nearly made it 18 in a row with a walk-off win when J.J. Hardy singled with a runner on second base in the 10th inning, but–as pictured–Manny Machado was thrown out at the plate by Rajai Davis.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Great throw by Davis who had hit one of Toronto’s 4 home runs. Arencibia hit his eighth homer of the season. The other 2 went to the usual suspects. Mighty Casey got another save for the Jays.

    It was Johnson’s third game in a row and he simply ran out of gas. He needs a rest.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      You might not have gone into extra innings in the first place, if you had a Big Potato working for you. I have one you can have.

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:51 PM

        Can you be more specific?

      • historiophiliac - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM

        The Big Potato. Hello.

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:25 PM


      • historiophiliac - Apr 24, 2013 at 7:02 PM

        (Valverde’s nickname is the Big Potato.)


      • proudlycanadian - Apr 24, 2013 at 7:12 PM

        Thanks for the clarification. My condolences on his recycling.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 24, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      Big deal, your team keeps losing series and they are going to lose their next one too

  2. jtchernak - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    The orioles just play a lot of good games. Prolly because of their bad pitching and good hitting.

  3. rockthered1286 - Apr 24, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Didn’t expect to take this one. Sweeps are kinda not our thing. But the spot start by Stinson did not impress. Looks like he’s been taking tips from Tommy H(unte)R.

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