Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Manny Machado hit a go-ahead single to begin a three-run rally in the 10th inning as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Minnesota Twins, 9-6, in the opener of a three-game series.
With one out in the inning and runners on first and third, Machado connected off a 1-0 pitch by Anthony Swarzak (1-1), scoring Chris Dickerson. Nick Markakis followed with a sacrifice fly that plated Nate McLouth and Adam Jones hit a liner to center, bringing Machado home.
Tommy Hunter (3-1) was perfect through 2 1/3 innings of relief and Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless 10th to notch his 14th save. Starter Jason Hammel lasted just four-plus innings, giving up six runs on eight hits and two walks. He was looking to become the first Orioles pitcher to win his first six road starts since Jeff Ballard in 1989.
Markakis and Chris Davis drove in two runs apiece in the victory, Baltimore's fifth in the last six games.
Joe Mauer had two RBI, while Trevor Plouffe, Josh Willingham, Ryan Doumit and Oswaldo Arcia each drove in one run for the Twins. Starter Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk in six innings.