MILWAUKEE, JUNE 6 -- Craig Worthington's first home run in more than a month, a bases-empty shot with one out in the ninth inning, lifted the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers tonight.
Worthington hit his fourth home run of the season, and first since May 4, off Bill Krueger (2-3). The Orioles are 8-4 on a road trip that ends Thursday.
Reliever Mark Williamson (4-1) got the victory despite giving up runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Gregg Olson pitched a scoreless ninth to stay perfect in 13 save opportunities.
The Brewers made it 7-7 in the eighth when Glenn Braggs walked, moved up on a sacrifice and scored on Billy Spiers's single.
Mickey Tettleton put the Orioles ahead by 7-6 in the eighth with a sacrifice fly. Errors by third baseman Gary Sheffield and first baseman Rob Deer set up the run.
Milwaukee tied it at 6 in the seventh on Mike Felder's double and Robin Yount's single. Williamson had not allowed a run in 13 innings before Felder and Yount each got their third hits of the game.
Brewers starter Teddy Higuera went to the mound to start the fourth with the Brewers leading, 3-0, but suffered a groin-muscle injury while warming up and could not continue. He was replaced by Tom Edens, who game up four hits and four runs.
Higuera beat Toronto on June 1 in his first start in 10 days. The often injured left-hander took a line drive off his right knee in his previous start against Seattle, May 21. Higuera had his knee drained before his start against Toronto.
The Orioles scored four runs off Edens and Mike Capel as Tettleton and Bob Melvin hit RBI singles and Chris Hoiles had a two-run double.
Milwaukee got the lead back at 5-4 in the fourth on doubles by Glenn Braggs and Spiers and a single by Felder off Jeff Ballard.
Capel gave up singles to Cal Ripken and Tettleton in the fifth and was replaced by Krueger. Randy Milligan's two-run double put the Orioles ahead, 6-5.
Milkwaukee tied it in the seventh on Yount's single, the first run yielded by Williamson in 13 innings.
Tettleton gave the lead back to the Orioles, 7-6, in the eighth with a sacrifice fly. The Brewers made it 7-7 in the eighth on Spiers's RBI single.