Orioles defeat Mariners 4-2 in 18 inningsIf the Baltimore Orioles 2012 season was written as a book or screenplay no one would ever believe it. You couldn’t create this great of a story.

While you were sleeping, the O’s defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-2 in their longest game of 2012. They won their fourteenth sraight extra inning game of the season and tied the Yankees for first place in the AL East.

Sounds like luck to me

The win didn’t come easy. It took the Orioles five hours and 44 minutes, eight pitchers and 15 position players. Down 2-0, the Birds tied the game with a Chris Davis two-run single to right center field in the top of the 9th inning. They waited nine more innings to add to that total.

Pinch hitter Taylor Teagarden singled to right to score Nate McLouth, then a Mark Reynolds fielder’s choice drove in J.J. Hardy for fourth run.

Jim Johnson recorded the three-up-three-down save, his 44th of the year, and the Orioles amazing season rolled on.

I had the pleasure of staying up to watch this amazing game. Do I win the playoff ticket lottery for watching til 4 in the morning?