Detroit Tigers waste comebacks in 13-inning loss to Baltimore, 13-11
DETROIT — Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th.
After the second one, the Baltimore Orioles finally held on.
Davis’ two-run shot in the 13th put the Orioles ahead to stay, and they snapped a four-game losing streak by outlasting Detroit 13-11 on Tuesday night. Davis led off the 12th with a homer that started a three-run rally for Baltimore, but the Tigers came back with three of their own in the bottom half to keep the game going.
“That was a lot of fun at the end, but that’s a taxing night, especially at the beginning of a series,” Davis said. “You don’t enjoy one like that unless you win it.”
The Orioles led 7-1 after scoring seven runs in the third, but they squandered that big advantage and needed Mark Trumbo’s solo shot with two outs in the ninth just to force extra innings. Davis came up with a runner on third in the 13th and hit a drive to right off Francisco Rodriguez (1-5).
Richard Bleier (1-1) earned his first career win, pitching the final 1 2/3 innings for the Orioles.
J.D. Martinez homered twice for the Tigers, including a grand slam that put them up 8-7 in the seventh. Victor Martinez also went deep for Detroit, which was one out from a remarkable victory when Trumbo connected off Justin Wilson.