Extra! Extra! The Orioles' streak is over at 17
April 25, 2013
The Orioles' franchise-record extra-innings win streak is over a little more than a year after it began. Toronto defeated the O's 6-5 in 11 innings on Wednesday to stop the run at 17 regular-season games. But what a fun ride it was.
Here's a look at the 17 extra-inning victories that will forever live in team lore. Orioles Magic indeed.
April 16, 2012: Orioles 10, White Sox 4 (10 innings)
The Orioles score two runs on homers by Nolan Reimold and Adam Jones in the top of the ninth inning at Chicago to tie the game. A Matt Wieters grand slam caps a six-run 10th inning.
April 22, 2012: Orioles 3, Angels 2 (10 innings)
Nick Markakis plates Robert Andino with a double in the top of the 10th inning. After allowing a one-out double, Jim Johnson strands pinch runner Bobby Abreu at third with two outs to end the game.
May 4, 2012: Orioles 6, Red Sox 4 (13 innings)
A Chris Davis RBI single, followed by a Mark Reynolds sac fly prove to be the difference as the Orioles outlast the Red Sox at Fenway.
May 6, 2012: Orioles 9, Red Sox 6 (17 innings)
Perhaps the most unlikely extra-inning sequence of events in Baltimore since Aug. 24, 1983, when Lenn Sakata moved to the catcher's spot, picked off three Blue Jays in one inning and homered to win the game in the bottom of the 10th inning. Chris Davis pitches two scoreless innings to conclude the six-hour, seven-minute marathon game at Fenway and record the win. Adam Jones' three-run homer in the top of the 17th inning proves to be the difference the inning after he combined with J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters on a perfect relay to cut down Marlon Byrd at the plate with what would have been the winning run.
May 16, 2012: Orioles 4, Royals 3 (15 innings)
The Orioles score two ninth-inning runs with a Wilson Betemit homer and a J.J. Hardy RBI single. Adam Jones homers in the top of the 15th to give the Orioles the win. Kevin Gregg picks up the win with two scoreless innings of relief work.
May 18, 2012: Orioles 2, Nationals 1 (11 innings)
Nick Markakis blasts a homer down the right-field line in Washington to give the Birds the victory in their first game of 2012 against the Nationals. Kevin Gregg again earns the victory, this time with one inning of hitless relief work.
June 5, 2012: Orioles 8, Red Sox 6 (10 innings)
Jim Johnson blows the save after allowing a two-run homer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the home half of the ninth inning but returns in the 10th inning to retire the side and pick up the victory. RBI singles by Ronny Paulino and Endy Chavez prove to be the difference in extras.
June 9, 2012: Orioles 6, Phillies 4 (12 innings)
The Orioles' first home victory of the extra-innings streak comes courtesy of an Adam Jones walk-off home run.
June 10, 2012: Orioles 5, Phillies 4 (10 innings)
New day, similar result. Matt Wieters doubles home Adam Jones with the winning run.
July 14, 2012: Orioles 8, Tigers 6 (13 innings)
Jim Johnson has his second blown save of the season after allowing three runs to the Tigers in the top of the ninth inning to tie the ballgame. The O's match the Tigers with a run a piece in the 11th inning to extend the contest and then do Detroit two better in the 13th inning by scoring three runs to the visitor's one run. A J.J. Hardy home run ties the game in the 13th inning, and Taylor Teagarden wins it with a two-run, walk-off homer.
Aug. 5, 2012: Orioles 1, Rays 0 (10 innings)
Miguel Gonzalez goes toe-to-toe with Rays ace and eventual 2012 Cy Young winner David Price and doesn't blink. Gonzalez offers up seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball to Price's eight blank frames of two-hit ball. A Taylor Teagarden double in the top of the 10th inning scores Mark Reynolds with the winning run.
Aug. 7, 2012: Orioles 8, Mariners 7 (14 innings)
Adam Jones singles home Omar Quintanilla in the bottom of the 14th inning for the walk-off victory. Six Orioles relievers are nearly flawless as they combine for eight scoreless innings (technically nine since the inherited runner Kevin Gregg allowed to score was charged to starter Zach Britton).
Sept. 13, 2012: Orioles 3, Rays 2 (14 innings)
Orioles relievers combined for six-and-two-thirds innings of scorless relief for Wei-Yin Chen. Manny Machado provides the heroics with a run-scoring, walk-off single.
Sept. 18, 2012: Orioles 4, Mariners 2 (18 innings)
Baltimore viewers lost lots of sleep thanks to the longest game (by number of innings played) of the extra-innings streak being played during a West Coast swing. Taylor Teagarden and Mark Reynolds pick up RBIs in the top of the 18th inning on a single and a groundout, respectively, to finally end the deadlock. Seven relievers provide 12-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless relief with traditional starters Jake Arrieta and Steve Johnson providing six-and-one-third of those innings between themselves.
Sept. 19, 2012: Orioles 3, Mariners 1 (11 innings)
This time it was Joe Saunders staring down an ace and not blinking. Saunders matches the Mariners' Felix Hernandez for eight innings with each pitcher allowing one run. Adam Jones wins it with a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning.
Sept. 22, 2012: Orioles 9, Red Sox 6 (12 innings)
In the final extra-innings game of the 2012 season, Jim Thome hits a one-out ground-rule double scores Adam Jones to break the tie in the top of the 12th inning at Fenway. Endy Chavez and Manny Machado add RBI singles to provide insurance for Jim Johnson and the Orioles.
April 18, 2013: Orioles 10, Rays 6 (10 innings)
Matt Wieters becomes the first Orioles batter to hit a walk-off grand slam since Harold Baines did so on May 4, 1999, against the White Sox, and the extra-inning win streak extends into another season.