The Baltimore Orioles continue to amaze, and they emerged victorious against the Washington Nationals, 2-1, in eleven innings on Friday night.
With the game tied at one, Nick Markakis’ solo homer in the 11th inning off reliever Ryan Mattheus made the difference for the Birds.
They are now 26-14 and lead the American League East by two full games. Kevin Gregg earned win by pitching a scoreless 10th inning, and Pedro Strop earned the save, his third of the season.
The Orioles could found themselves losing to the Nationals in the final innings; however, impressive double plays in 10 and 11th, helped greatly – especially Chris Davis starting an impressive 3-6-3 double in the deciding frame.
If fans expected a pitching duel, they got one on Friday night as Washington’s Jake Arrieta and Baltimore’s Jake Arrieta put on a show.
Baltimore scored their first run of the game off Washington starter Edwin Jackson off an Adam Jones RBI-infield single – which went off the mound and Jack...