Lenn Sakata's bases-loaded double in the 11th inning broke a 10-10 tie and the Baltimore Orioles went on to a 14-11 victory over the Rangers last night in Arlington, Tex.
Baltimore loaded the bases with nobody out in the 11th against Dave Tobik (0-1) on a single by Eddie Murray, a double by Gary Roenicke and an intentional walk to Jim Dwyer.
Sakata's double to the wall in left-center made it 12-10 and Rick Dempsey followed with a two-run single. Billy Sample had an RBI single for the Rangers in the bottom of the 11th.
Tippy Martinez (1-1) got the victory and Tim Stoddard the save. Baltimore had 19 hits and Texas a team-record 22, five by Jim Sundberg.
Texas took a 5-0 lead in the second inning on Bucky Dent's two-run single and Sample's three-run homer. Baltimore tied it in the third, two runs scoring on a triple by Cal Ripken Jr. and one on John Lowenstein's fifth homer.
The Orioles went in front, 9-5, in the fourth with Dan Ford and Murray hitting two-run doubles, and they got another run in the fifth on Leo Hernandez's RBI single.
Texas made it 10-7 in the fifth on George Wright's two-run double. Sundberg and Wright hit RBI singles for the Rangers in the sixth and they tied it in the eighth on Wright's bloop double, his fourth RBI of the game.