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Monday, September 24, 2012

Thome Puts O's Ahead To Stay In 12th

Orioles magic...feel it happen! The Birds did it again Saturday afternoon, beating the Red Sox 9-6 in 12 innings at Fenway Park.

The O's won six straight for the first time all season (they had won five straight six times before) and have now won 16 straight extra-inning contests, a franchise best.

Randy Wolf started and went five innings, surrendering three runs. Jake Arrieta allowed another two runs to score over two innings in relief, and Pedro Strop allowed Boston to tie the game after giving up a run on back-to-back doubles with two outs in the eighth. Tommy Hunter was credited with the win after a scoreless 11th inning, where his fastball was clocked at 100 mph. Jim Johnson picked up his Major League leading 47th save.

Adam Jones and Mark Reynolds both blasted solo homers. Jones led-off the 12th with a double and came home on Jim Thome's ground-rule double. Thome, playing in his first game since returning off the DL, was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts before knocking the eventual game-winning hit.

The Birds look for the sweep on Sunday afternoon...Chris Tillman takes the hill.

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