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Orioles 5, Reds 4 (12)

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BALTIMORE -- Derrek Lee had gone nearly seven weeks without hitting a home run -- not nearly long enough to forget the sensation of getting good wood on a pitch and sending it soaring toward the seats.

So when Lee made contact in the 12th inning, he knew his long-ball drought was over.

"I knew I got that one," said Lee, whose leadoff homer in the bottom of inning gave the Baltimore Orioles a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Lee sent a 1-2 pitch from Jose Arredondo (0-3) into the seats in left field to end the marathon. It was Lee's fifth home run, the first since May 8.

"It felt good to finally get one over the fence," he said. "... I put a good swing on that one. If that one didn't go over the fence, we would have had some problems."

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Lee came into the game with a .238 batting average and had only 18 RBI. He knew he wasn't contributing as much as expected, but on this night he went 3 for 5 and scored twice.

"I'm happy for him. I'm happy for us, too," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

It was his third career walkoff homer, the first since May 11, 2005.

Cincinnati missed a chance to take the lead in the top of the 12th when Joey Votto was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first on a two-out double by Jay Bruce.

"That was a tough one to lose," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We got out of trouble quite a few times tonight."

Mike Gonzalez (1-1) worked the 12th for the Orioles, who led 4-0 after four innings. Baltimore stranded 13 and went 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position.

"It was a game that we thought we had in hand. We would hate to see that one get away," Lee said. "We didn't execute great, but we grinded it out and were able to get a win."

Cincinnati is 4-4 with four straight extra-inning defeats.

"Some balls in the outfield dropped in, just out of the reach of the gloves," designated hitter Jonny Gomes said.

Adam Jones homered for Baltimore, and rookie second baseman Blake Davis -- who made a costly error Wednesday in a 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh - rebounded with his first major league hit: a two-run triple that made it 2-0 in the second inning.

"I felt like I was floating around the bases," said Blake, who stuffed the prized baseball in his locker.

A sellout crowd of 45,382 watched Cincinnati's first appearance in Baltimore since the 1970 World Series. During the 15 years that interleague play has been in existence, the Reds faced every AL team on the road except the Orioles.

Reds starter Edinson Volquez gave up four runs, seven hits and five walks in 4 1-3 innings.

Volquez entered with a 13.85 ERA in the first inning, but he kept the Orioles scoreless despite walking two batters.

In the second inning, however, Volquez surrendered the game's first run for the 12th time in 14 starts. Lee walked and took third on a double by Matt Wieters before Davis tripled to right-center.

Jones led off the third with his 12th homer for a 3-0 lead. In the fourth, Wieters doubled and came home on a broken-bat bloop by J.J. Hardy.

Cincinnati closed to 4-3 in the fifth against Orioles starter Chris Jakubauskas. Brandon Phillips hit a two-run, two-out double and scored on a double by Votto.

In the bottom half, Baltimore got runners on second and third with one out before Sam LeCure struck out Wieters and Davis around an intentional walk to Mark Reynolds.

The Reds pulled even in the sixth against Jason Berken, who yielded a double to Gomes and a two-out RBI single to No. 9 hitter Paul Janish.

Notes

  • Baltimore's Nick Markakis extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
  • Former Oriole Ramon Hernandez went 2 for 4 with a walk.
  • Volquez has 84 career starts without a complete game.
  • Orioles LHP Brian Matusz seeks his first interleague win Saturday. He's 0-3 in four starts lifetime.
  • Lee had his 15th multihit game, the fifth in his last seven starts.
  • Reds DHs are 2 for 16 (.125) this season.
 
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Players of the Game
Baltimore

D. Lee
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
Cincinnati

B. Phillips
AB 6
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 
Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chris Heisey, LF5110122 .271
Brandon Phillips, 2B6122002 .283
Joey Votto, 1B6011013 .314
Scott Rolen, 3B6020002 .262
Jay Bruce, RF5020112 .279
Jonny Gomes, DH4110103 .223
Drew Stubbs, CF5000033 .252
Ramon Hernandez, C4120100 .313
Paul Janish, SS5011032 .233
Totals464124410  
Batting
2B - Brandon Phillips (16, Jakubauskas), Joey Votto (17, Jakubauskas), Jay Bruce 2 (14, Johnson, Gonzalez), Jonny Gomes (8, Berken), Ramon Hernandez (8, Jakubauskas)
RBI - Brandon Phillips 2 (39), Joey Votto (44), Paul Janish (19)
2-OUT RBI - Brandon Phillips 2 (11), Joey Votto (17), Paul Janish (8)
CS - Jay Bruce (4, 2nd base by Jakubauskas/Wieters)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - B. Phillips-Janish-Votto, Janish-Votto
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Edinson Volquez 4.1744541 5.77
Sam LeCure 1.2000130 2.95
Logan Ondrusek 1.2200000 1.69
Bill Bray 0.1000000 1.75
Nick Masset 2000210 3.38
Jose Arredondo (L,0-3) 1211101 3.38
IBB - Reynolds by Sam LeCure, Guerrero by Jose Arredondo
Pitches-Strikes - Edinson Volquez 101-57, Sam LeCure 28-17, Logan Ondrusek 28-16, Bill Bray 4-2, Nick Masset 24-14, Jose Arredondo 21-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edinson Volquez 4-4, Sam LeCure 1-1, Logan Ondrusek 3-2, Nick Masset 3-1, Jose Arredondo 2-1
Batters Faced - Edinson Volquez 24, Sam LeCure 6, Logan Ondrusek 7, Bill Bray 1, Nick Masset 7, Jose Arredondo 6
Baltimore Orioles
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
J.J. Hardy, SS5021101 .307
Nick Markakis, RF5010113 .268
Adam Jones, CF6111014 .290
Vladimir Guerrero, DH4000200 .283
Luke Scott, LF3000112 .235
    Felix Pie, LF1000102 .243
Derrek Lee, 1B5231111 .247
Matt Wieters, C5220013 .262
Mark Reynolds, 3B3000213 .228
Blake Davis, 2B5022025 .222
Totals42511598  
Batting
2B - J.J. Hardy (13, Arredondo), Derrek Lee (10, Volquez), Matt Wieters 2 (13, Volquez, Volquez)
3B - Blake Davis (1, Volquez)
HR - Adam Jones (12, Volquez), Derrek Lee (5, Arredondo)
RBI - J.J. Hardy (28), Adam Jones (44), Derrek Lee (19), Blake Davis 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - J.J. Hardy (4)
SB - Nick Markakis (5, 2nd base off Volquez/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Adam Jones 1
Baltimore Orioles
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Jakubauskas 5533330 5.18
Jason Berken (BS,1) 1211120 6.26
Jim Johnson 2200010 2.40
Kevin Gregg 1000010 3.07
Koji Uehara 2100030 2.31
Mike Gonzalez (W,1-1) 1200000 6.12
WP - Jason Berken (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Jakubauskas 76-50, Jason Berken 21-14, Jim Johnson 24-15, Kevin Gregg 17-10, Koji Uehara 31-22, Mike Gonzalez 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Jakubauskas 2-9, Jim Johnson 4-1, Koji Uehara 1-2, Mike Gonzalez 1-1
Batters Faced - Chris Jakubauskas 22, Jason Berken 6, Jim Johnson 8, Kevin Gregg 3, Koji Uehara 7, Mike Gonzalez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 45382
Game Time - 3:55
Temperature - 88
Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Al Porter, Third Base - Field Culbreth