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Manny Machado hits two-run walk-off homer in 13th, O's win 8-6 to outlast A's

Manny Machado hits two-run walk-off homer in 13th, O's win 8-6 to outlast A's

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...

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