Baltimore 4, Seattle 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jordan Baker, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 12608

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 10 0
Seattle 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 84-64 42-32 42-32 W3
Seattle 70-79 36-38 34-41 L3

Recap

Orioles 4, Mariners 2 (18): Taylor Teagarden blooped a go-ahead single inside the right-field line in the top of the 18th inning as visiting Baltimore won its 14th consecutive extra-inning game and tied the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East.

The extra-inning streak is the second-longest in baseball history, behind the 17 straight posted by the 1949 Cleveland Indians. Chris Davis delivered a two-run ground single in the ninth just past the dive of Mariners second baseman Dustin Ackley to tie the score and force extra frames in a contest that lasted five hours, 44 minutes.

Nate McLouth walked to start the 18th, advanced to third on a hit-and-run single by J.J. Hardy and scored easily when Teagarden’s pinch single off Lucas Luetge (2-2) dropped in. Mark Reynolds plated another run on a fielder’s choice, Tommy Hunter (5-8) pitched two shutout innings of relief and Jim Johnson pitched the bottom of the 18th for his 44th save in 47 chances.

Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez took a two-hit shutout into the ninth but allowed back-to-back singles to Ryan Flaherty and McLouth. Tom Wilhelmsen entered and allowed the tying single to Davis with one out for his fourth blown save in 31 opportunities.

Miguel Olivo hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Wei-Yin Chen but Seattle went 0-for-17 with runners in scoring position.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Baltimore maintained a three-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels for the AL’s second wild card. … McLouth had three hits, is 6-for-11 in the series and is batting .324 during September. … Ackley and Justin Smoak has three hits apiece for the Mariners, who had 12 overall.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Seattle
Wei-Yin Chen Player Erasmo Ramirez
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 8.0
2 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 4
3.38 ERA 2.25
Hitting
Baltimore   Seattle
Nate McLouth Player Justin Smoak
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 10 0 11 .161 26 13 4 4 0 0
Seattle 12 1 19 .185 31 18 2 6 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Mariners have a W/L % of .465 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Orioles have a W/L % of .566 after a win and .569 after a loss.