Cedric Mullins’ two-out double in the 10th inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles past the visiting Texas Rangers 10-9 on Tuesday night to overcome several blown leads.
It was the second day in a row where the Orioles topped Texas in 10 innings.
Rougned Odor’s home run with two outs in the ninth evened the score after Corey Seager’s two-run home run with one out in the top half of the frame gave the Rangers a 9-8 lead.
Texas reliever Joe Barlow has now blown a save in the ninth inning in back-to-back games.
Seager’s third hit of the game was his 16th homer of the season. Mitch Garver and Nate Lowe also homered for the Rangers, who have lost five of their last six games.
Texas overcame deficits of 4-0, 7-4 and 8-7. The Rangers loaded the bases with one out in the 10th against Joey Krehbiel (4-3), but could not bring home a run.
Matt Moore (3-2) suffered the loss for the second game in a row.
Ryan McKenna led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a rare home run for Baltimore.
Mullins had three hits and three RBIs, while Ramon Urias drove in two runs for the Orioles, who have won three straight.
Lowe’s two-out, three-run home run in the top of the eighth tied the score. It was his 12th long ball of the season.
McKenna’s first homer of the season came off John King. McKenna now has just three home runs in 144 career games.
After the home run, the Orioles loaded the bases with one out but didn’t score again because Anthony Santander grounded into a double play.
The Rangers crawled out of a 4-0 hole to tie the score on Garver’s solo home run to lead off the seventh. Garver’s second homer in as many days gave him 10 for the season.
Baltimore went back ahead in the bottom of the seventh with Santander’s RBI single and Urias’ two-run single, both of which came with two outs.
The Orioles received 4 1/3 innings from starting pitcher Austin Voth, who was charged with three runs on four hits.
Rangers starter Spencer Howard allowed four runs in four innings. Marcus Semien, Lowe and Garver all had two hits for Texas.
–Field Level Media