Orioles Magic returned to Camden Yards on Thursday night in the form of an epic Matt Wieters walk-off grand slam. The Birds entered their first extra-inning game of 2013 tied with the Rays, 6-6. Nick Markakis singled to right field, Manny Machado reached base on an amazing bunt single and Adam Jones loaded the bases on a single to right field.
Joe Maddon added a fifth infielder in an attempt to get Matt Wieters to ground into a double play. Instead, the Orioles catcher hit the first pitch Brandon Gomes threw to him 376 feet for the game winner.
The GIFs are cool, but I can’t get over this Nick Markakis photobomb.
Wieters is hitting .342 with 13 home runs in his career against Tampa Bay. He becomes the first Oriole to hit a walk-off grand slam since Harold Baines did on May 4, 1999 against the Chicago White Sox.