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.