Before Mark Trumbo ended the Orioles’ 3-2 victory with one swing in the bottom of the 12th inning Friday night, it was the bullpen that kept the team in the game.
Six relievers combined for six scoreless innings, holding the Arizona Diamondbacks lineup at bay as the Orioles batting order went through some long but unproductive innings.
The win was highlighted by right-hander Oliver Drake, who quickly retired the Diamondbacks in order on just eight pitches in the top of the 12th to set the stage for Trumbo’s walk-off heroics.
“Tremendous effort,” Trumbo said. “That’s what fuels us, especially Drake going...