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Vogt's RBI single lifts Oakland past Orioles in 11 innings

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BALTIMORE -- These Oakland Athletics, they won't back down. Not when confronted by an angry opponent, not when they're dodging inside fastballs and definitely not when trailing late in the game.

Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, and the Athletics got home runs from Josh Donaldson and Derek Norris in a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

It was the sixth win in seven games for the Athletics, who own the best record in the AL (38-23) and the best road record in the majors (21-11).

In the third inning, Donaldson tagged Manny Machado in the chest near third base for the third out, causing Machado to lose his balance and topple backward. Machado quickly stood up and yelled close-up at Donaldson, apparently questioning the force of the tag, and players from both sides crowded around the duo before Orioles manager Buck Showalter pulled Machado away.

"I just tried to tag the guy. I was walking over there to go pick his helmet up for him, then he jumps up and starts yelling at me," Donaldson said. "I don't know what happened on his end, but I'm just trying to do my job and play the game of baseball."

Machado said: "Right play, he made the right play, but I just didn't agree on the tag that he made on me and I just had to get up and confront him. You get in the heat of the moment and things start flying."

That appeared to be the end of it, but with two outs and nobody on in the sixth inning, Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen threw an inside pitch near Donaldson's chin. After retreating from the batter's box, Donaldson smiled knowingly. But he expressed anger minutes later, when Chen hit him with another inside fastball.

"I understand them pitching in. That's fine," Donaldson said. "It was just on my hand. (Baltimore's) Nellie Cruz took one on the hand just the other day, and he doesn't seem too fond of that, either."

In the eighth, though, the A's trailed 3-2. Pinch-hitter Coco Crisp drew a walk from Darren O'Day, stole second and scored on a two-out single by Yoenis Cespedes.

That led to Oakland's eighth win this season when trailing after seven innings.

"We don't give up until that last out is made," Oakland starter Tommy Milone said. "You see if in the last few games, it seems like we're always in every game, and we find ways to win."

John Jaso led off the 11th with a pinch-hit double off Evan Meek (0-2). With one out, Gold Glove shortstop J.J. Hardy botched a grounder, his fourth error in two games. Jaso went to third on the play and scored when Vogt hit a liner to left.

Fernando Abad (1-2) worked the 10th and Sean Doolittle got three outs for his eighth save.

The Orioles missed a chance to win it in the 10th when Nick Markakis was thrown out at the plate by Moss on Adam Jones' one-out single to right. Cruz was then cut down trying to steal home.

"Saw it, felt it, went for it, didn't work out," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said.

Prior to that, Chen retired 10 straight batters. Chen gave up two runs -- both on homers -- in 6 1/3 innings.

Milone allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings.

Donaldson put the A's up 1-0 in the first with his 17th home run, and Norris connected leading off the second.

Baltimore used three straight two-out singles, the last by rookie Jonathan Schoop, to get a run back in the bottom of the second.

Chris Davis tied it in the fourth with an opposite-field drive to left, and Machado homered in the fifth for a 3-2 lead.

Notes

The Orioles put RHP Miguel Gonzalez (strained right oblique) on the 15-day DL, recalled RHP Tim Berry from Double-A Bowie, purchased the contract of Meek from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to the same club. ... Kevin Gausman replaced Gonzalez as Baltimore's starter vs. Oakland on Saturday. The A's will call upon right-hander Sonny Gray (6-1, 2.45 ERA). ... Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson returned to Baltimore for the first time since being traded during the offseason. "A lot of memories. It's obviously different going into a different clubhouse. It's cool," Johnson said. ... Oakland has homered in 14 straight games. ... LHP Johan Santana, who hoped to make a comeback with the Orioles, tore his Achilles tendon in extended spring training and is lost for the year.

 
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John Jaso comes around to score the winning run on Stephen Vogt's 11th inning single against Baltimore. (USATSI)
John Jaso comes around to score the winning run on Stephen Vogt's 11th inning single against Baltimore. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Baltimore

M. Machado
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Oakland

D. Norris
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Craig Gentry, CF3010000 .255
   a-Coco Crisp, PH-CF1110100 .263
Jed Lowrie, SS5000023 .239
Josh Donaldson, 3B3111112 .280
Yoenis Cespedes, LF5011023 .249
Derek Norris, C4121011 .292
   b-John Jaso, PH-C1110000 .299
Brandon Moss, RF-1B5010022 .282
Alberto Callaspo, DH5000001 .228
Kyle Blanks, 1B4010010 .297
   c-Stephen Vogt, PH-RF1011000 .400
Nick Punto, 2B5000024 .233
Tommy Milone, P0000000 .000
   Ryan Cook, P0000000 .000
   Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
   Fernando Abad, P0000000 .000
   Sean Doolittle, P0000000 .000
Totals424104211  
a-walked for Gentry in the 8th
b-doubled for Norris in the 11th
c-singled for Blanks in the 11th
Batting
2B - Coco Crisp (11, Britton), Yoenis Cespedes (16, O'Day), John Jaso (7, Meek)
HR - Josh Donaldson (17, Chen), Derek Norris (6, Chen)
RBI - Josh Donaldson (50), Yoenis Cespedes (40), Derek Norris (26), Stephen Vogt (2)
2-OUT RBI - Josh Donaldson (14), Yoenis Cespedes (12)
SB - Craig Gentry (11, 2nd base off Chen/Hundley), Coco Crisp (11, 2nd base off O'Day/Hundley)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Yoenis Cespedes 1, Brandon Moss 1
DP - Lowrie-Punto-Blanks
Oakland Athletics
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tommy Milone 6833032 3.68
Ryan Cook 1100000 2.70
Luke Gregerson 2200030 2.18
Fernando Abad (W,1-2) 1200100 1.82
Sean Doolittle (S,8) 1000030 2.48
IBB - Cruz by Fernando Abad
Pitches-Strikes - Tommy Milone 94-65, Ryan Cook 6-3, Luke Gregerson 18-15, Fernando Abad 18-10, Sean Doolittle 12-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tommy Milone 7-8, Ryan Cook 2-0, Luke Gregerson 1-1, Fernando Abad 1-0
Batters Faced - Tommy Milone 26, Ryan Cook 3, Luke Gregerson 7, Fernando Abad 4, Sean Doolittle 3
Baltimore Orioles
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Nick Markakis, RF5020000 .308
Manny Machado, 3B4121011 .246
Nelson Cruz, DH4000110 .308
Adam Jones, CF5010002 .297
Chris Davis, 1B5121010 .244
J.J. Hardy, SS5130010 .305
Steve Pearce, LF5020022 .296
Jonathan Schoop, 2B4011012 .228
Nick Hundley, C3000013 .241
   a-Delmon Young, PH1000011 .277
   Caleb Joseph, C0000000 .125
Wei-Yin Chen, P0000000 .000
   Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
   Darren O'Day, P0000000 .000
   Zach Britton, P0000000 .000
   Evan Meek, P0000000 .000
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a-struck out for Hundley in the 9th
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2B - J.J. Hardy (14, Milone)
HR - Manny Machado (4, Milone), Chris Davis (9, Milone)
SH - Manny Machado (2)
RBI - Manny Machado (11), Chris Davis (28), Jonathan Schoop (18)
2-OUT RBI - Jonathan Schoop (12)
CS - Nelson Cruz (4, )
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Schoop-Davis, Schoop-Davis-Hardy
E - J.J. Hardy (5, Misplayed grounder)
Baltimore Orioles
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wei-Yin Chen 6.1522042 4.13
Ryan Webb (H,8) 0.2100000 2.70
Darren O'Day (BS,3) 1111130 1.08
Zach Britton 2100130 0.83
Evan Meek (L,0-2) 1210010 6.39
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Pitches-Strikes - Wei-Yin Chen 102-64, Ryan Webb 7-4, Darren O'Day 20-12, Zach Britton 29-16, Evan Meek 13-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wei-Yin Chen 7-7, Zach Britton 2-1, Evan Meek 1-1
Batters Faced - Wei-Yin Chen 24, Ryan Webb 3, Darren O'Day 5, Zach Britton 8, Evan Meek 5
Game Information
Attendance - 28076
Game Time - 3:36
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - Larry Vanover, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Gabe Morales