Jim Dwyer's two-run triple off Oakland relief ace Jay Howell highlighted a seven-run ninth inning as the Baltimore Orioles rallied for a 7-2 victory over the A's last night in Oakland.

Mike Boddicker (11-13) allowed eight hits, struck out seven and walked three in his eighth complete game.

The Orioles had just one hit entering the ninth, but Floyd Rayford led off the inning with a double that chased Steve Mura. Howell (9-5) relieved and pinch hitter Wayne Gross blooped a broken-bat single into center field to put runners on first and third.

John Shelby ran for Gross, and Alan Wiggins singled to score Rayford. Dwyer then tripled into the right-field corner to put the Orioles ahead, 3-2.

Fred Lynn walked and Dwyer was retired on Eddie Murray's fielder's choice. Cal Ripken's single scored Lynn. Mike Young then greeted reliever Rick Langford with a three-run homer, his 21st homer this season.

Oakland had taken a 1-0 lead in the first when Alfredo Griffin scored on an infield out by Dwayne Murphy. Mike Heath scored on a single by Griffin for a 2-0 lead in the third.