Orioles down Twins in 10
MINNEAPOLIS — Manny Machado had a tiebreaking RBI single in Baltimore’s three-run 10th inning as the Orioles rallied for a 9-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Machado — who stayed in the game after fouling a ball off his ankle in the fifth — rolled a single into right field that scored Chris Dickerson and broke a 6-all tie. Nick Markakis added a sacrifice fly and Adam Jones an RBI double to cap the scoring in the 10th.
Tommy Hunter (3-1) didn’t allow a run in 2 1-3 innings. Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless bottom of the 10th for his 35th consecutive save — dating back to last season — to set an Orioles franchise record.
Anthony Swarzak (1-1) allowed all three runs in the 10th.
Twins starter Mike Pelfrey had a 6-0 lead in the sixth inning and appeared to be cruising to his second straight win before Baltimore started smacking doubles all over the field.
The Orioles hit four doubles off Pelfrey in the sixth to make it 6-3 and added two more off reliever Josh Roenicke in the seventh to tie the score.
Chris Davis’s two-bagger off the scoreboard wall in right-center field scored Nick Markakis and made it 6-6.
Roenicke started the seventh and allowed three runs and four hits and only recorded one out.
Markakis — a career .512 hitter against the Twins — started the barrage of doubles with a leadoff double in the sixth and finished with two hits and two RBIs.
Joe Mauer had three hits and two RBIs for Minnesota, which had won four of its previous five.
Adam Jones and Davis each had three hits for Baltimore.
Orioles starter Jason Hammel allowed six runs over four innings and failed to win on the road for the first time this season.
Notes: SS Pedro Florimon, who left Thursday’s game in the bottom of the seventh inning because of a tight right hamstring, was not in the starting lineup but told Twins manager Ron Gardenhire his leg was feeling better. ... Orioles LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, who had Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his elbow last May 11 and spent his entire first season in the majors on the DL, struck out 10 batters in seven no-hit innings in an extended spring training game in Sarasota, Fla. Manager Buck Showalter said Wada would start a rehab assignment next week. ... RHP Steve Johnson will come off the DL to start Saturday in his season debut for the Orioles in place of RHP Miguel Gonzalez, who is out with a blister on his thumb. For the Twins, RH Vance Worley (0-4, 6.95 ERA) will take the mound looking for his first win in 13 starts since last Aug. 1 for the Phillies.