Here’s the great and ridiculously difficult thing about major league baseball.
The Orioles are coming off one of their most emotional victories of the season. They blew a three-run lead in the ninth and continually couldn’t plate runners in scoring position.Yet they scored three runs in the 13th against the powerful Detroit Tigers on Saturday night to win 8-6 and capture their 10thextra-inning victory in 12 contests this year.
And they did it with a home run from J.J. Hardy to break his personal 0-for-28 skid and tie the game at 6-6. Then they won it on a two-run homer by reserve catcher Taylor Teagarden, who was activated from the 60-day DL on Saturday. The guy hadn’t homered since August 18, 2010. He had never hit a walk-off before.