BOSTON Once the third out of the ninth inning was over, the Orioles knew they had it won. Extra innings are extra special to them.It took 12 innings this time, but for the 16th straight time, the Orioles won in overtime, 9-6 over the Boston Red Sox before 37,570 at Fenway Park on Saturday.Playing his first game since July 27, Jim Thome hit a ground-rule double in the top of the 12th to score Adam Jones with the game-winner. He had been hitless in his first five at-bats.Tommy Hunter (6-8) got his second extra-innings win this week. He was the winner in the 18-inning game in Seattle on Tuesday. The Orioles have won a season-high six straight. Five times previously winning streaks were halted after five.After losing their first two extra-inning games of the season, the Orioles have won 16 straight, longest single-season run since 1949. They're 11-0 on the road in extra innings.Jones led off the 12th with a double to left center off Alfredo Aceves (2-10). After Matt Wieters flied to left, Thome, who came off the disabled list on Friday after being sidelined with a herniated disc in his neck, bounced a ball into the right field stands.Xavier Avery ran for Thome and scored on Endy Chavezs single. Manny Machados single drove in Chavez for a three-run lead.Jim Johnson polished off Boston (68-85) in the bottom of the 12th for his 47th save.It was the 10th Orioles game of 12 innings or longer, and the third extra-inning game in the last four.The Orioles (87-64) began the game trailing New York by one game in the AL East.The Orioles had a 6-3 lead in the seventh thanks to Ryan Flahertys two-run sixth-inning triple and Jones 31st home run.Randy Wolf coughed and spewed his way through five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and looked to be in good position for the win.Jake Arrieta allowed two runs in the seventh and Pedro Strop, who was defended by manager Buck Showalter before the game, allowed an RBI double to Scott Podsednik in the eighth to tie the game at 6. Strop was outstanding through most of the season, but has allowed 10 earned runs in 12 13 innings since Aug. 18. His ERA has risen from 1.20 to 2.37.Jones drove in the first Orioles run on a first-inning infield out.Ryan Lavarnway tied the game in the bottom of the first with an RBI single.Machados second-inning single gave Baltimore a 2-1 lead.Mark Reynolds continued to torment the AL East. He had his 22nd home run in the fourth to give Baltimore a 3-1 lead. Sixteen of his 22 homers have come against the East. Danny Valencia hit a two-run home run in the fourth to tie the game at 3-all.Aaron Cook allowed five runs in 5 13 innings.NOTES:-Machado made the Orioles first error after 114 errorless innings in the third. It was his third of the season. -Chris Tillman (8-2, 3.22) pitches against Felix Doubront (11-9, 5.08) on Sunday.
TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman gave up hits to the first three Baltimore batters Saturday.
The Orioles got just two more hits the rest of the afternoon.
Stroman pitched seven sharp innings for his second win in three starts and Toronto beat Baltimore 4-1 for its sixth straight victory over the struggling Orioles.
"He started working both sides of the plate with his sinker and I think that threw them off a little bit, especially late in counts," Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile said. "Overall it was just kind of vintage Stroman."
Baltimore right-hander Alex Cobb picked up his major league-worst 13th loss. The Orioles dropped to 1-8 against Toronto this season.
"I absolutely hate seeing that win-loss in parentheses next to my name," Cobb said. "It's sickening."
Stroman (3-7) allowed one run and five hits. He threw a season-high 107 pitches, the first time this season he has topped 100.
Stroman is 3-2 with a 3.03 ERA in five starts since returning from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss more than a month. He went 0-5 in seven starts before the injury.
"Since he's come back from the DL he's been really good," manager John Gibbons said. "I just think he's pitching like he's always pitched."
Stroman said he's focused on forgetting his early season struggles.
"I know I didn't have the first half I wanted but I've always been someone who prides myself on the second half and finishing strong," Stroman said. "That's something I'll look to continue to do this year."
Friend and teammate Devon Travis likes what he's seen from Stroman since the right-hander returned from injury.
"He's got that fire back," Travis said. "He's really under control. I think he's locking in on every single pitch."
Seunghwan Oh worked the eighth and Ryan Tepera finished for his seventh save in 12 opportunities.
Baltimore scored one run or fewer for the 27th time, the most in the majors.
The first three Orioles batters all singled, although Jonathan Schoop was thrown out trying to stretch his hit into a double. After Adam Jones gave Baltimore a 1-0 lead with an RBI hit to right, Mark Trumbo grounded into an inning-ending double play.
The Blue Jays answered with a three-run fourth against Cobb, taking advantage of a key Orioles error.
Justin Smoak opened the inning with a walk and, following a video review, was ruled safe at second after Cobb's high throw pulled shortstop Tim Beckham off the base on at attempted force play.
"That's not it in a nutshell but I can understand why that's the focus, a play we haven't been making," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
Randal Grichuk followed with an RBI double, a second run scored on Diaz's double play grounder, and Maile capped the rally with an RBI single.
Diaz had four hits Friday, including the game-winning single in the 10th. He went 2 for 3 Saturday with a pair of singles.
The Blue Jays made it 4-1 in the fifth when Teoscar Hernandez doubled, advanced on a fly ball and scored on Cobb's balk.
Cobb (2-13) lost his sixth straight decision, allowing four runs, one earned, and four hits in five innings. Showalter said Cobb was removed to avoid worsening a blister on his pitching hand.
"I was only going to have a few more pitches going into the sixth so he felt like the risk-reward was not really worth it," Cobb said.
Grichuk made the defensive play of the game, a running catch on the warning track in left center to retire Trumbo for the first out of the ninth.
Jones and Chris Davis got stuck in an elevator at the team's downtown hotel following Friday night's defeat. Jones documented much of the saga on Instagram. The players and fellow passengers were eventually rescued by Toronto Fire Services staff. The sound system at Rogers Centre played a few bars of Aerosmith's `Love in an Elevator' before Jones batted in the fourth inning Saturday.
Toronto won without hitting a home run for just the third time in 26 games this season.
Orioles: Baltimore is expected to demote a reliever when RHP Andrew Cashner (neck) is activated off the 10-day disabled list Sunday.
Cashner (2-9, 4.56) last pitched July 10, when he allowed five runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings against the Yankees. Blue Jays LHP J.A. Happ (10-6, 4.29) is 0-3 with a 9.75 ERA in three July starts.
Days after being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a deal that captivated much of Major League Baseball, former Oriole Manny Machado took to Instagram to thank the only organization he's ever known.
The 26-year-old's contract expires at the end of this season, which the Orioles chose not to renew as the last-place club enters a rebuilding phase.
Machado put up big numbers in the team's first 97 games totaling career-highs in home runs (24), RBIs (65), OBP (.387) and OPS (.962).
He is expected to play shortstop for a Dodgers club which finished the first half of the season 10 games above .500 in a competitive, tight NL West.
The Dodgers will pay Machado $6.3 million.
To my Baltimore family, I’ve spent the last few days trying to figure out how I would say goodbye but there wasn’t an easy way to do it. I first joined this organization at the age of 17 and these past eight years have far exceeded anything I ever could’ve imagined. Throughout the ups and downs, you embraced me unconditionally and you took a kid from Miami and brought me up as one of your own. I’ve enjoyed my time here and you all have played a big part in that!! Thank you Birdland! You are forever in my heart! To the Baltimore Orioles, it has truly been a blessing to put on that uniform every day. To the Angelos Family & Dan Duquette, thank you for making my dreams come true!!! To Buck and the coaching staff, thank you for your commitment and dedication to making me the best player and teammate I can possibly be…I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of you. To my teammates, we’ve shared some amazing times with lots of memories & friendships that I’ll cherish forever. Schoopy, I love you bro and I know you will carry the torch!!! ! Much love always, Manny #13