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Joey Rickard, Ryan Mountcastle homer in ninth in Orioles split squad's 6-6 tie with Twins

Joey Rickard, Ryan Mountcastle homer in ninth in Orioles split squad's 6-6 tie with Twins

The Orioles rallied from a five-run deficit with three home runs in the late innings to salvage a 6-6 10-inning tie with the Minnesota Twins before 4,153 on Thursday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.

First baseman David Washington hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and Joey Rickard hammered a solo homer with two outs in the ninth before highly regarded infield prospect Ryan Mountcastle launched a game-tying two-run shot to left field two batters later. The teams played a scoreless 10th inning before the game was called.

Mountcastle appeared as a pinch runner in an exhibition game last year, but this was the first game in which he batted or played the field. He popped...

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