Baltimore Orioles defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 8-6

GOING THE DISTANCE

The Orioles led 1-0, trailed 4-1 and then led again 6-4 only to watch the Blue Jays tie the game in the eighth when they scored twice after loading the bases against Jamie Walker, who made his league-high 77th appearance, setting a franchise record in the process. But Chad Bradford and Rob Bell kept the game tied long enough for the Orioles to score twice in the 12th. Recent bullpen acquisition Fernando Cabrera pitched a perfect 12th for his first car...

TORONTO -- It lasted 4 hours, 25 minutes, and featured two teams that used a total of 15 pitchers and 28 position players and combined to go 5-for-37 with runners in scoring position and leave 27 men on base.

When it was over, when the Orioles had finished off the Toronto Blue Jays for an 8-6 win in 12 grueling innings at Rogers Centre, second baseman Brian Roberts tried to put his team's first series victory since mid-August into perspective. There was just one problem...