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Wednesday
Sep192012

Nine to Know: Extra! Extra! Orioles win in 18

You simply don’t want to go into extra-innings against the Baltimore Orioles.

It took the O’s 18 innings and 5 hours and 44 minutes but the amazing Orioles (84-64) pulled within a percentage point of the rained-out Yankees (83-63) by defeating the Mariners, 4-2.

I love the magic of Cinderella teams.

Here’s your Orioles Nine to Know:

1. Baltimore has now won 14 straight extra-inning games, including nine on the road, for the longest extra-inning win streak since the 1949 Cleveland Indians who won 19 straight.

2. The winning hit was a blooped pinch-hit single provided by Taylor Teagarden. Teagarden is now hitting .152 on the season. He has seven hits this season and eight RBI. Six of Teagarden’s hits have driven in runs with three driving in extra inning runs:

GtmDate OppRsltInngsPAABRH2BHRRBI
87 (86) Jul 14   DET W,8-6 11-GF(13) 2 2 1 1 0 1 2
100 (1) Jul 27   OAK L,9-14 CG 5 5 1 1 0 0 0
108 (2) Aug 5 @ TBR W,1-0 CG(10) 4 4 0 1 1 0 1
130 (5) Aug 30   CHW W,5-3 CG 3 3 1 2 1 1 2
143 (3) Sep 13   TBR W,3-2 GS-13 5 3 0 1 1 0 2
148 Sep 18 @ SEA W,4-2 18-GF(18) 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table
Generated 9/19/2012.

3. Jim Johnson earned his 44th save of the season.

4. The Orioles are 7-0 in games that go at least 13 innings in 2012.

5. The Orioles, who scored two in the 9th to send this game in extras, are now 4-61 this season when trailing after eight. The Yankees are 0-54.

6. It was the fourth time the Orioles have played 18 innings in their history, and the first since consecutive 18-inning games on Aug. 24 and 25, 1969. Here the longest games in franchise history:

RkDateTmOppRsltIP
1 2012-09-18 BAL SEA W 4-2 18.0
2 1968-08-25 BAL BOS W 3-2 18.0
3 1967-06-04 BAL WSA W 7-5 19.0
4 1959-08-06 BAL CHW T 1-1 18.0
5 1952-07-01 SLB CLE L 3-4 18.2
6 1952-06-20 SLB WSH T 5-5 18.0
7 1921-08-09 SLB WSH W 8-6 19.0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/19/2012.

7. The Orioles have seven walk-off wins and NO walk-off losses.

8. The Orioles held the Mariners 0 for 17 with runners in scoring position. Here is an important stat: Take a look at the batting average against in the AL this season and you’ll see the Mariners are the only team in the top nine who are not in the postseason hunt:

Rk BAOBPSLGOPS
1 OAK .240 .318 .356 .673
2 NYY .243 .318 .386 .705
3 DET .249 .320 .384 .705
4 LAA .249 .328 .399 .727
5 TBR .258 .346 .382 .728
6 BAL .259 .348 .390 .738
7 TEX .261 .323 .415 .738
8 SEA .253 .328 .419 .748
9 CHW .254 .346 .405 .751
10 KCR .260 .341 .414 .754
11 TOR .250 .335 .420 .755
12 BOS .267 .350 .424 .773
13 MIN .288 .360 .447 .807
14 CLE .286 .358 .460 .818
  TOT .259 .338 .408 .746
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table
Generated 9/19/2012.

9. And in the end…Fewer than a thousand fans remained from the initial 12,608 at Safeco Field who were at the game at its peak.

Not one .300 hitter played in the game…

Here’s the Orioles box score:

BattingABRHRBIBBSOBA
Nate McLouth LF 6 2 3 0 1 0 .244
J.J. Hardy SS 6 1 2 0 1 1 .237
Chris Davis DH 4 0 1 2 0 1 .261
   Xavier Avery PR-DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 .223
   Taylor Teagarden PH-DH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .152
Adam Jones CF 7 0 0 0 0 3 .285
Matt Wieters C 7 0 0 0 1 3 .248
Mark Reynolds 1B 7 0 0 1 0 1 .228
Manny Machado 3B 8 0 1 0 0 3 .264
Endy Chavez RF 6 0 0 0 0 0 .210
   Lew Ford PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .172
Robert Andino 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .211
   Ryan Flaherty PH-2B 1 1 1 0 0 0 .216
   Steven Tolleson PH-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 .188
   Omar Quintanilla PH-2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .244
Team Totals 62 4 10 4 4 13 .161
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table
Generated 9/19/2012.

Here’s the Mariners box score:

BattingABRHRBIBBSOBA
Dustin Ackley 2B-1B 8 0 3 0 0 1 .234
Franklin Gutierrez CF 8 0 1 0 0 3 .250
Kyle Seager 3B-2B 7 0 2 0 1 1 .258
Jesus Montero DH 8 0 0 0 0 2 .259
Michael Saunders LF 5 0 0 0 0 3 .247
   Trayvon Robinson LF 3 0 1 0 0 2 .218
Justin Smoak 1B 5 0 3 0 0 1 .204
   Chone Figgins PR-3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .183
Casper Wells RF 7 1 1 0 1 1 .220
Miguel Olivo C 5 1 1 2 3 1 .209
Brendan Ryan SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .190
   John Jaso PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
   Alex Liddi PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .234
   Munenori Kawasaki SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196
   Eric Thames PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .235
   Carlos Triunfel SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200
   Mike Carp PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217
Team Totals 65 2 12 2 6 18 .185
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table
Generated 9/19/2012.

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