It took 13 innings and nearly 4 1/2 hours, but the Orioles emerged with an 8-6 victory Friday night thanks to the second career game-ending homer by budding superstar Manny Machado.
Machado catapulted the second pitch from Oakland Athletics reliever Aaron Brooks over the left-field wall to give the Orioles the win and the 23-year-old Machado his 25th homer of the season.
As Machado neared home plate, his buddy Jonathan Schoop, who had given him a few words of pressing encouragement moments before, sprayed Machado with a water bottle.
“Right before that, he told me, 'Everybody wants to go home. Let’s go and finish this...