Orioles Defeat Mariners In 18 Innings At 3:55 AM EDT

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?

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

5 Comments

  1. 9inchnails

    September 19, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Zach,

    Ain’t the beer cold? If this is not Oriole Magic, I am not the policeman frm the Village People!

    YMCA YMCA

  2. Zach Wilt

    September 19, 2012 at 4:42 am

    The beer is cold. Good morning Nails.

    Good night from me.

  3. 9inchnails

    September 19, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Let the readers know, me and Spy stayed up all night with you holding hands. well, we could not see his hands all night though. Thanks for the pajama party Zach. Next time we can invite Ravens 2488, MGW, The Intimidator and Stat Boy. I will bring the Doritos and Coors Light again.

  4. Dude

    September 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

    This has been incredible to watch. With every win, you feel closer to this team. I actually feel guilty for falling asleep in the 8th!

  5. MGW

    September 19, 2012 at 8:46 am

    What a year! Poor Stat Boy missed the whole thing whining and desperately holding into fantasy baseball stats.

    Poor slob.

    LMAO