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ORIOLES 3, ROYALS 2, 10 INNINGS

BALTIMORE • Nick Markakis singled in the winning run in the 10th inning after two throwing errors by pitcher Danny Duffy laid the groundwork for the Orioles’ victory.

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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.

Zach Britton (3-0), the sixth Baltimore pitcher, struck out Jarrod Dyson with two outs and a runner on second in the top of the 10th.

RANGERS 6, MARINERS 3

SEATTLE • Mitch Moreland drove in Prince Fielder with a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, and Texas held on for the win.

Aaron Poreda (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings to earn his first victory since June 25, 2009, with the Chicago White Sox. Joakim Soria got three outs for his sixth save in six chances.


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The Rangers appeared to be in trouble when they fell behind 3-0 with Felix Hernandez on the mound for Seattle. But they got to the ace for three runs in the fifth and added three more against the Mariners’ bullpen.

Hernandez allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked three. Charlie Furbush (0-2) got the loss.

Michael Saunders and Kyle Seager homered for the Mariners.

TWINS 5, TIGERS 3

MINNEAPOLIS • Phil Hughes threw seven strong innings and Josmil Pinto hit his fifth homer, leading Minnesota to the victory.

Hughes (2-1) had six strikeouts with no walks. He retired 16 straight at one point and has won two straight — a welcome sight for a Twins rotation that had produced only six quality starts this season.

Jared Burton pitched a scoreless eighth and Glen Perkins worked the ninth for his sixth save in seven chances.

Detroit led 2-0 before starter Anibal Sanchez left in the third with a blister on his middle finger on his throwing hand, forcing newly recalled Jose Ortega (0-1) into action.

Ortega, who had just arrived from Triple-A Toledo, and Phil Coke then combined to walk six Twins batters — five in the fifth.

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