Danny Farquhar

Orioles recap: After squandering lead, O's rally in 11th to beat Rays, 5-4, on Smith's walk-off walk

Orioles recap: After squandering lead, O's rally in 11th to beat Rays, 5-4, on Smith's walk-off walk

The Orioles’ 5-4, 11-inning walk-off win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night was unusual in many ways, from the beginning – when right fielder Seth Smith circled the bases on his bloop single-turned-second-inning-three-ring-circus play – to the end, when Smith drew a four-pitch bases-loaded walk to win the game in anticlimactic fashion.

The Orioles mustered little offense for most of the night, going scoreless for eight straight innings before rallying to score two runs in the bottom of the 11th on three walks, two singles and a sacrifice fly.

No, it didn’t have the excitement of most walk-off wins – and it was one of the Orioles' uglier games of the season – but...

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