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Orioles edge past Red Sox in 10th

A Tribune wire report
Published:   |   Updated: March 20, 2013 at 11:18 PM
BALTIMORE -

Adam Jones doubled and scored on a two-out single by Miguel Tejada in the 10th inning, giving the Baltimore Orioles a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

Tejada had three RBIs, including a tying homer in the eighth after Baltimore blew a 3-1 lead.

The win improved the Orioles' home record to 2-8 and ended a seven-game skid against Boston at Camden Yards.

J.D. Drew hit two solo homers and Dustin Pedroia homered and drove in two runs for the Red Sox, whose three-game winning streak ended. The defeat left Boston with its first losing April since 1996.

After Jones doubled with one out off Ramon Ramirez (0-1), Nick Markakis was walked intentionally. Hideki Okajima came in to face Matt Wieters, who struck out.

Tejada then grounded a single up the middle off Manny Delcarmen.

Boston made it 3-all in the seventh. Darnell McDonald drew a two-out walk from Jason Berken and went to third on a single by Marco Scutaro. Jim Johnson came in and gave up an RBI single to Pedroia.

Drew connected off Johnson in the eighth, capping his 16th career multihomer game.

Around the AL

Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking two-run triple in the seventh inning to give him four RBIs, helping the Yankees beat the White Sox 6-4. ... Justin Morneau made an instant impact in his return to the Twins' lineup, launching a two-run homer in a 9-3 win over the Indians. ... Scott Sizemore and Brennan Boesch hit their first career homers in an eight-run fourth inning, and the Tigers went on to beat the Angels 10-6. ... Alex Gonzalez hit two home runs and Vernon Wells also connected as the Blue Jays took a 10-2 victory against the Athletics. ... The Twins placed starting pitcher Nick Blackburn on the family medical emergency list and recalled Jeff Manship from Triple-A Rochester to fill in. ... The Athletics placed catcher Kurt Suzuki on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 24 with a strained muscle in his side.

Around the NL

Rod Barajas homered twice, Jonathon Niese pitched seven impressive innings and the surging Mets routed the Phillies 9-1 for their eighth straight victory. ... Ryan Zimmerman homered twice and the Nationals won their third straight game, beating the Marlins 7-1. ... Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run homer and the Cubs connected for four in all while rallying to beat the Diamondbacks 11-5. ... Jason Heyward hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and Tommy Hanson pitched eight innings to help the Braves end their nine-game losing streak by beating the Astros 4-2. ... The Phillies placed Ryan Madson on the disabled list with a broken right toe. ... Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker had successful heart surgery that will keep him from his beloved team for up to three months.

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