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Markakis Lifts Orioles Over Blue Jays 2-1 In 9th

10:58 PM, Apr 22, 2013   |    comments
Baltimore Orioles teammates mob Nick Markakis after he hit the game winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays (USA TODAY Sports)
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Nick Markakis singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Baltimore Orioles a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

Toronto reliever Aaron Loup (1-2) began the ninth by hitting Chris Davis with a pitch. After a sacrifice bunt, Steve Pearce popped out and Nolan Reimold received an intentional walk before Alexi Casilla reached on a throwing error by shortstop Munenori Kawasaki that loaded the bases.

Markakis then sliced an 0-2 pitch to the opposite field near the left-field line.

Jim Johnson (1-1) worked a perfect ninth for the Orioles, now 5-2 on a nine-game homestand that ends Wednesday.

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