It was deep in the falling action when Friday turned into Saturday at SunTrust Park and Manny Machado homered in the 15th inning to send the Orioles to an eventual 10-7 win over the Atlanta Braves.
And the wild ninth inning that preceded it, waking the sleepy 1-1 game for a climax that yielded no winner, made even that advantage an uncomfortable one.
No lead is safe where the Orioles (22-52) are concerned, not after two hours earlier they built a four-run, ninth-inning lead with six runs of their own only for Zach Britton to turn it back into a tie and send it to extra innings in a mere 16 pitches.
“After that, it was just a rodeo, you know?” Machado said. “See who tries...