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Orioles Defeat Rays 3-2 In 14 Innings

9:28 PM, Sep 13, 2012   |    comments
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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Manny Machado singled in the winning run in the 14th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep and remain atop the AL East.

With their 81st victory - and 13th in a row in extra innings - the Orioles formally ended a franchise-record run of 14 consecutive losing seasons.

Baltimore (81-62) started the day in a first-place tie with the New York Yankees, who faced Boston on Thursday night.

The Rays fell four games back in the division by virtue of yet another one-run defeat punctuated by a lack of offensive punch. Tampa has lost 13 of its last 16 one-run games, including a 3-2 decision Wednesday night.

 

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