Orioles win in 12 innings on Trumbo's walk-off home run

Mark Trumbo wasn't letting tonight's game go past the 12th inning. Enough already.

Trumbo led off the inning with his 44th home run, a shot to left field off the Diamondbacks' Matt Koch, and the Orioles gained a much-needed 3-2 win before 37,815 at Camden Yards.

They stranded 14 runners, but didn't let the entire night go to waste.

The Orioles have their sixth walk-off win of the season. It's the fifth walk-off home run of Trumbo's career.

Oliver Drake retired the side in order in the top of the 12th for his first major league win.

The Orioles end a four-game losing streak and are 83-71 overall and 3-6 on the homestand. They remain a half-game behind the Tigers for the second wild card and, if anyone's still checking the division race, seven games behind the Red Sox with eight to play.

The offense has generated three runs or fewer in seven consecutive games. Good starts are being wasted. Bad starts aren't being covered. But, the Orioles made due tonight with three solo home runs.


Pedro Alvarez homered off Enrique Burgos with two outs in the eighth, his 22nd, to reduce the Arizona lead to 2-1, but Jonathan Schoop popped up on a 3-0 count to end the inning.

Matt Wieters homered in the ninth to tie the game and he led off the 11th with a single. Pinch-runner Drew Stubbs moved up on J.J. Hardy's sacrifice and an error by reliever Zack Godley. Michael Bourn's sacrifice bunt advanced both runners and Adam Jones was walked intentionally.

Manny Machado flied to shallow left field and Chris Davis flied to center on a 2-0 pitch, giving the Orioles 14 stranded runners.

With so many video tributes playing at Camden Yards over the final homestand, the Orioles didn't need a replay of their season's frustrations in the first inning.

Yovani Gallardo retired the first two batters he faced and gave up a run. Slow out of the gate, big two-out hits, a high pitch count. Where have we seen it before?

The Orioles loaded the bases in the bottom of the first and failed to score, a strikeout destroying the rally. Another player robbed of a home run. Where have we seen it before?

Few people have seen Shelby Miller control a lineup this season the way he did tonight, the Orioles' anemic offense mastered again, but Wieters raised hopes and a fly ball leading off the bottom of the ninth that produced a game-tying home run off Daniel Hudson.

The magic was back. So was controversy.

Hardy followed Wieters' home run with a single, pinch-hitter Bourn popped up a bunt, Hardy took second on a wild pitch and nearly scored on Jones' single into left field. Catcher Welington Castillo applied the tag for the out and the Orioles' challenge that he blocked the plate didn't change the call.

Machado walked with two outs, but Davis struck out to force extra innings.

Should Hyun Soo Kim have been allowed to hit instead of the Bourn bunt? Should Hardy have been removed for a pinch-runner? Does Major League Baseball need to figure out exactly what constitutes blocking the plate?

Gallardo allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, with two walks and five strikeouts. He threw 99 pitches, 59 for strikes.

Gallardo threw 24 pitches in the first, retiring the first two batters before walking Paul Goldschmidt and allowing a single to Castillo and RBI bloop double to Jake Lamb.

The first inning continues to bite Gallardo, who's allowed 22 runs in 22 starts.

Gallardo's pitch count grew to 47 through two innings after a leadoff double by Brandon Drury and a two-out double by Jean Segura on a fly ball to right field that Trumbo failed to catch at the wall.

Yes, another two-out RBI hit. The Orioles must lead the universe in surrendering them.

Meanwhile, Kim drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the first, Machado singled with one out and Trumbo singled with two down. Bases loaded for Alvarez, who struck out looking.

Davis appeared to hit a three-run homer to right field, but Yasmany Tomas reached above the grounds crew shed and made the catch. Because so little has been going right for the Orioles.

Miller has been abysmal this season with his 2-12 record and 6.90 ERA, but he retired 12 of 13 batters after Wieters' single with one out in the second inning. Davis walked and Trumbo doubled with one out in the sixth to put two runners in scoring position, but Alvarez popped up and Schoop flied out on the next pitch.

Fans booed as the Orioles increased their total of stranded runners to seven.

The Orioles could have used that Alvarez home run earlier in the game.

Miller turned in his first scoreless start of the year, holding the Orioles to three hits over six innings.

Randall Delgado walked Kim and hit Jones with two outs in the seventh, but Machado struck out. Nine runners stranded. And the total grew to 11 in the ninth.

Darren O'Day, Brad Brach, Mychal Givens, Zach Britton, Tommy Hunter and Drake combined for four scoreless innings. Hunter stranded two in the 11th. They kept the Orioles engaged, as manager Buck Showalter likes to say.

They weren't married to the idea of losing tonight.

Wrapping up a 3-2 12-inning win
O's get walk-off win on Trumbo's home run

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