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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

O's Sweep Sox After Wacky 17-Inning Win

It took 39 innings for the O's to complete their first three-game sweep in Boston since 1984. No wonder it doesn't happen very often...

On Sunday, it took 17 innings and just over six hours for the Birds to finally topple the Sox 9-6. And it was Chris Davis, the O's first baseman, who was credited with the win. It was probably the craziest game I have EVER seen...

The O's handed starter Tommy Hunter an early 5-0 lead: J.J. Hardy launched two solo homers and Robert Andino smacked his second of the season, a three-run shot in the fourth. But Hunter fell apart and surrendered five runs in the bottom of the frame, exiting after just 4 1/3 innings. The O's went ahead again in the eighth but the 'pen allowed Boston to tie it up yet again in the bottom half of the frame. Neither team scored again until the 17th inning, when Adam Jones launched his team-leading eighth homer over the Green Monster.

Both clubs ran out of arms in the bullpen as the game went on, forcing their respective skippers to use a position player on the mound. Buck Showalter turned to Chris Davis, who was the DH and had gone 0-for-8 with five strikeouts at the plate. Davis went from goat to hero, tossing two scoreless innings in relief, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out two. Seriously.

With the win, the O's (19-9) took sole possession of first in the division as well as the best record in the Majors. The club went 5-1 over the road trip through New York and Boston, and return home for a nine-game homestand starting Monday night against the Texas Rangers.

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