One moment, the few fans who remained at Camden Yards among the empty green seats were on their feet cheering. The next, following Carlos Santana’s line-hugging, two-out, two-run double, they quickly flocked to the exits.
Patton, the fifth Orioles’ reliever of the night, allowed Santana’s game-winning hit, sending the Orioles to their first loss in five extra-inning games this season withan 8-7 defeat.
The Indians did everything they could to help the Orioles win the game early. Wild pitching, errant throws, batted balls that fell between outfielders; the Indians looked like a team that arrived in Baltimore after playing a 13-inning game the night before, which they had done.
They were in for another long night on Thursday; the game went 4 hours 22 minutes.
But they finally got to Patton in the 13th. Entering with one out, Patton allowed back-to-back singles to Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall, then walked Nick Swisher to load the bases.
After getting Yan Gomes to fly out to right, Santana took a 1-2 pitch from Patton down the third-base line and under the leaping feet of third-base umpire Alan Porter to score two runs.
Patton (0-1) has given up six runs in 62 / 3 innings this season.
— Baltimore Sun