Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Markakis laced a line drive down the left-field line to bring home the game-winning run in the 10th inning as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, at Camden Yards.
Jonathan Schoop was hit by a pitch by reliever Danny Duffy (1-1) to start the frame. David Lough laid down a bunt to Duffy, whose throw missed second, allowing men on first and second with no outs. The Orioles loaded the bases after Jemile Weeks put down a bunt towards third base. Duffy scooped up the ball, but his throw was again off the mark.
Louis Coleman came on to pitch and struck out Nelson Cruz before Markakis provided the Orioles with their third win in their past four games. Weeks and Markakis had two hits apiece and Adam Jones drove in a run.
The Orioles were victorious despite not having Chris Davis in the lineup. The All-Star first baseman strained his left oblique after a third-inning lineout in Friday's game.
Zach Britton (3-0) struck out a batter in the 10th to strand a runner at second and earn the victory. Starter Wei-Yin Chen surrendered two runs on nine hits with six strikeouts across seven solid innings.
Salvador Perez supplied three hits while Eric Hosmer and Justin Maxwell each had an RBI. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie spun seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits with three strikeouts as Kansas City lost for the third tie in four contests.
The rubber match of the three-game series will be played on Sunday.