Steve Pearce

After days in Orioles minors together, Mancini's catch helps give Yacabonis his first MLB win

After days in Orioles minors together, Mancini's catch helps give Yacabonis his first MLB win

Before Jonathan Schoop’s walk-off RBI double gave the Orioles a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the bottom of the 13th inning Thursday night, it was a game dictated by pitching and defense.

And as rookie right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis — inserted into the game in the top of the 13th hours after he was officially recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on the first day of roster expansion — earned his first major league win, he could thank a familiar face for saving him.

With two outs and a runner on second base, former Oriole Steve Pearce lined a ball down the left-field line where Trey Mancini — a first baseman by trade now playing left field — initially broke left then turned...

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