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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Orioles Take 12 Wild Innings to Defeat Brewers


MILWAUKEE -- Jeffrey Hammonds, Roberto Alomar and Rafael Palmeiro had consecutive RBI singles in the top of the 12th inning as the Baltimore Orioles held on for a wild 10-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

"We had to win that game," Orioles manager Davey Johnson said Friday. "That's the kind of game you have to win or you cut your throat. I was looking for a razor."

The Orioles had taken a 7-5 lead in the top of the 10th on Tony Tarasco's two-run single.

But the Baltimore bullpen, which couldn't protect a 5-3 lead in the ninth, failed again, allowing two runs on two straight walks, John Jaha's infield single and pinch-hitter Jesse Levis's RBI groundout in the bottom of the 10th.

Former Brewer Jesse Orosco (2-0) pitched 1 2/3 innings for the win and Roger McDowell worked a perfect 12th for his first save since last May 28, for Texas.

Closer Randy Myers suffered his first blown save of the season in the ninth, yielding two-out RBI singles to Pat Listach and Mike Matheny. Ramon Garcia (0-1) took the loss.

The Brewers have lost 12 of 16 following a seven-game winning streak.

"We did some good things, we did battle back," Brewers manager Phil Garner said.

Hammonds hit a three-run homer and Alomar a solo shot for Baltimore. Alomar, serving as the designated hitter for the second straight game, went 4-for-6 with a run and four RBI to raise his average to .376 -- second in the league.

Royals 14, Mariners 10. Ken Griffey Jr. homered twice to end his longest homerless streak in three seasons, but Kansas City rallied to win its sixth straight game.

Seattle starter Chris Bosio was pounded for nine runs -- eight earned -- and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Kansas City outhit the Mariners 14-11, and every Royals starter scored. Julio Valera (2-1) allowed two runs and four hits in 3 1/3 innings. Loser Tim Davis (0-2) allowed four runs and three hits in 2 1/3 innings. Brian Hunter drove in four runs for the Mariners.

Dodgers 3, Cardinals 2. Raul Mondesi scored from second base in the 12th inning when St. Louis' Pat Borders, playing first for the first time in his career due to late innings substitutions, mishandled a ground ball for an error.

Cardinals reliever Dennis Eckersley (0-3) struck out the first two hitters in the 12th, before Mondesi doubled down the left-field line.

Todd Worrell (1-1) pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the win. ()

(For other results, see Scorecard.)