BALTIMORE (AP) – Nick Markakis singled in the winning run in 10th inning after two throwing errors by pitcher Danny Duffy laid the groundwork for the Baltimore Orioles’ 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
The Orioles went eight straight innings without scoring before facing Duffy, who had pitched 8 1-3 scoreless innings on the season.
After Duffy (1-1) hit Jonathan Schoop to begin the 10th, the left-hander threw wildly to second base after fielding a bunt by David Lough. Jemile Weeks followed with another bunt, and on this one Duffy’s throw went high and wide to first, loading the bases.
Louis Coleman replaced Duffy and struck out Nelson Cruz before Markakis hit an opposite-field liner that landed inside the left-field foul line.