September 11, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles outfielders Nate McLouth (9) and Adam Jones (10) and Lew Ford (51) celebrate after a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Rays 9 - 2. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE
The Baltimore Orioles continued their winning ways, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 in walk-off fashion.
Nate McLouth is the latest hero on Buck Showalter's surprising club, stroking an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to propel the Orioles into a first-place tie with the New York Yankees once again.
The night appeared destined to become a high-scoring affair after both teams struck in the first, leaving Baltimore with a 2-1 lead. However, only a Ben Francisco RBI double would bring in another tally until McLouth's winner.
Miguel Gonzalez gutted out a nice performance, allowing just two runs in six innings despite giving up five walks and six hits.
Alex Cobb wasn't able to go very deep into the ballgame for Tampa Bay, throwing just four and two-thirds innings. The youngster surrendered two runs on seven hits while striking out six in a no-decision.
The two teams will be back at it again on Thursday afternoon with the Orioles seeking the sweep.