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Orioles win in 14, 8-7 over Mariners


Orioles win in 14, 8-7 over Mariners

The Orioles extra-inning magic continued. Not only did the Orioles come back from a five-run deficit, they won their 12th straight extra-inning game.

Adam Jones bases-loaded single to right scored Omar Quintanilla with the winning run in the bottom of the 14th, and the Orioles had an 8-7 win over the Seattle Mariners before 15,433 at Oriole Park early Wednesday morning.

Omar Quintanilla led off with a grounder to second that Dustin Ackley fielded from his knees, and threw to first. First base umpire Brian Knight ruled that first baseman Mike Carp came off the bag, and Quintanilla had an infield single.

Seattle manager Eric Wedge argued the call and was ejected from the game. Nick Markakis singled over shortstop for his fourth hit of the game.

J.J. Hardy bunted both runners over and Chris Davis was walked intentionally to load the bases and then Jones hit a 2-2 pitch to right to end the nearly five-hour contest.
Shawn Kelley (2-3), the sixth Mariners pitcher was the loser.

Darren ODay (6-0), the Orioles seventh pitcher, worked the 13th and 14th for the win.
The Orioles (59-51) are eight games over .500 for the first time since June 29.

Hours earlier, Zach Britton did little to make his case. Quickly, he allowed five runs to the Mariners, nearly burying the Orioles.

Britton made an error on a ground ball hit by Ackley, the leadoff batter and gave up a three-run home run to Kyle Seager with two outs. Miguel Olivo led off the second with a home run, and Trayvon Robinsons RBI single, Seattle (51-61) led 5-0.

Matt Wieters had two home runs for the Orioles, one in the second, and another in the sixth, both off Mariners starter Blake Beavan .

Britton pitched three hitless innings, and the Orioles were only down 5-2.

In the sixth, Casper Wells led off with a triple, Carp drove him in with a single, and after a two-base error by third baseman Wilson Betemit, Ackley scored Carp with a one-out single, and Seattle led 7-2.

Britton worked five-plus innings, allowing seven runs, four earned on eight hits.

After Wieters home run made it 7-3, the Orioles tied the score in the seventh. Mark Reynolds led off with a double. After Lucas Luetge relieved Beavan, Quintanilla broke a 1-for-19 slump with a single for the fourth run. Markakis, who drove in the second Orioles run in the second with a single, had his third single, and Hardy drilled his 16th home run of the season to left to make it 7-7.

-Jim Thome hasnt made up his mind whether hell go home to rehabilitate his herniated disc, stay with the Orioles or go to Sarasota, Fla. for rehab. Manager Buck Showalter indicated he was leaning toward going home.
-Jason Hammel, who had knee surgery last month, may stay with the Orioles during the next stage of his rehab. Hammel could also go to Sarasota. He is currently at his Rhode Island home and making good progress.
-Tommy Hunter (4-7, 5.55) faces Kevin Millwood (4-9, 4.01) on Wednesday night.

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2018 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Manny Machado maintains big lead among A.L. shortstops

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2018 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Manny Machado maintains big lead among A.L. shortstops

Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado took an even larger lead in the latest update for 2018 MLB All-Star Game voting.

The superstar shortstop maintained his position at the top of American League shortstops in the second round of All-Star voting updates, released Tuesday morning. 

After the first ballot was released, Machado led the shortstops category by over 100,00 votes.

This week, he now holds north of a 200,000-vote lead over last year’s American League starter, Carlos Correa.

The Astros’ Correa jumped from fourth to second this past week while the Indians’ Francisco Lindor dropped to third.  

Machado now has 671,133 votes, seventh among all American League players. For the second straight week, Machado remained the only Orioles player on the list.

Through 69 games in 2018, Machado is batting .310 with 18 home runs, 15 doubles and 53 RBIs. He is posting his best OPS (.945) and on-base percentage (.377) in his career, a bright spot for the O’s, who sit dead last in MLB with a 20-50 record.

The All-Star voting will be open until July 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET and fans can vote five times every 24 hours.

The next AL voting update will be announced June 26.


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2018 MLB All-Star Game Voting Results: Orioles' Manny Machado leading all American League shortstops in All-Star Game votes


2018 MLB All-Star Game Voting Results: Orioles' Manny Machado leading all American League shortstops in All-Star Game votes

The Orioles' Manny Machado is the early leader among American League shortstops in the first results of All-Star voting released by Major League Baseball Tuesday.

Machado holds a lead of 110,131 votes over the Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor. 

No other Orioles' player is on the list, and Adam Jones isn't listed among the top-15 of outfielders. 

The Astros' Carlos Correa was last year’s starting shortstop for the American League, but is in fourth place with 206,707 votes, trailing the Yankees' Didi Gregorius who has 208,583.

The next AL voting update will be announced June 19.