SEATTLE – As Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners marched on, it became pretty obvious what the Orioles needed to do: Get Seattle rookie starter Erasmo Ramirez out of the ballgame and then play, you know, nine more innings before they bothered to score again.
The Orioles won their 14th consecutive extra-inning game on Wednesday morning, 4-2, in the 18th inning – the second longest contest in Safeco Field history.
“The whole dugout was alive the whole game,” said Orioles manager Buck Showalter. “It wasn’t ever a, ‘woe is me, we’ve got to play another inning.’ There were so many opportunities to give in. And they didn’t. Hats off to the...