CINCINNATI (AP) — J.J. Hardy singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning on Thursday night, and the Baltimore Orioles held on for a 2-1 victory and an interleague series win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Hardy fouled off a pair of two-strike pitches before driving in Mark Trumbo from second base with his single off Blake Wood (0-2). The Orioles took two of three in the series, leaving them 8-4 in interleague play against the Reds.
Three Orioles pitchers limited the Reds to two hits for the second night in a row. Cincinnati managed only two singles in a 2-0 loss on Wednesday night.
Darren O’Day (1-1) fanned two of the three batters he faced in the ninth. Brad Brach retired the side in the 10th for his second straight save, filling in while closer Zach Britton recovers from a sore forearm.
Jonathan Schoop hit a solo homer for the Orioles in the second inning. Joey Votto tied the game in the fourth inning with a solo blast of his own.
The Reds fell to 2-5 on their current 10-game homestand. Cincinnati will host the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs for the start of a 3-game series on Friday.