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Orioles rally to beat Brewers in 10 innings

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Associated Press
May 26, 2014

MILWAUKEE—Jonathan Schoop hit two home runs and newly acquired Nick Hundley singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Monday.

Down 6-4 with two outs in the ninth, the Orioles rallied off Milwaukee closer Francisco Rodriguez. Schoop’s second homer cut it to one. After pinch-hitter Delmon Young singled, Nick Markakis hit a game-tying double.

With two outs in the 10th, J.J. Hardy doubled off Rob Wooten (1-2). He scored on a single by Hundley. Darren O’Day (2-0) pitched a scoreless inning of relief to get the win. Zach Britton pitched out of trouble in the 10th, to record his third save in three opportunities.

The Brewers has a chance to win the game in the bottom of the ninth. Jonathan Lucroy singled with one out. Carlos Gomez bunted and the throw from Hundley sailed into right field, allowing Lucroy to advance to third while Gomez ended up at second. With Elian Herrera pinch running for Lucroy, Mark Reynolds hit a soft line drive to short and Herrera broke for home, leading to an easy double play.

Khris Davis and Lyle Overbay hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth.

Schoop’s first homer came in the seventh and made it 6-4. He came into the game with just three homers on the season.

Brewers starter Kyle Lohse gave up four runs on nine hits over 6 2-3 innings. He struck out five and didn’t issue a walk. It marked the fourth time this season that a blown save cost Lohse a win.

Notes: Milwaukee and Baltimore met for the first time since 2008. … The Brewers selected the contract of infielder Irving Falu from Triple-A Nashville to take the roster spot of pitcher Jimmy Nelson, who was optioned to Nashville. Milwaukee infielder Jeff Bianchi accepted his outright assignment to Nashville. … Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said reliever Jim Henderson’s rehab outing for Double-A Huntsville on Friday didn’t go as well as the team had hoped. “He felt a little irritation (in his shoulder). I don’t think it’s a huge setback, but we were really hoping for a clean outing.” The Brewers’ former closer returned to Milwaukee to be examined by the team’s medical staff after a second scheduled outing on Sunday was scrapped. Baltimore’s Wei-Yin Chen will face Milwaukee’s Matt Garza in the second game of the three-game series on Tuesday.



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