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Wednesday night's game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox had everything. It featured a rain delay, extra innings, and a game-tying two-out grand slam by Nelson Cruz, his 24th homer of the season.
The game lasted just over four hours, including a 69-minute rain delay, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The Orioles (41-36) defeated the White Sox (36-43) 5-4 in the 12th inning thanks to a walk-off wild pitch by reliever Daniel Webb (4-2). With no outs, Webb’s first pitch bounced past catcher Tyler Flowers, scoring pinch-runner David Lough from third base to cap off the comeback.
Chicago led 4-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. Outfielder Adam Eaton went 4-for-5 with a RBI. Jose Abreu hit his 23rd homer of the season off of Ubaldo Jimenez.
With two outs and the bases loaded, Cruz blasted a homer past the right-field fence to tie the game 4-4. Cruz was robbed of a homer in his first at-bat according to MLB.com.
"I think we battled. I think in the last three games we showed that no matter what the score, we can be able to tie the game and win the game," Cruz told the Sun. "I think we showed a lot of heart from the whole group of guys we have here."