- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 24, 2009

MIAMI (AP) | Jorge Cantu singled home Emilio Bonifacio with no outs in the 12th inning Tuesday night to give the Florida Marlins a 7-6 victory over Baltimore that snapped the Orioles’ five-game winning streak.

Brian Bass (4-2) began the 12th by walking Bonifacio, and he advanced to second on a wild pitch with Hanley Ramirez batting. Ramirez was intentionally walked.

Cantu lined a single to left, and Luke Scott’s throw home beat Bonifacio, but the ball came out of catcher Gregg Zaun’s glove on the tag.

Ramirez hit his second career grand slam, and Dan Uggla homered for Florida.

Matt Wieters homered and added an RBI single for Baltimore.

Burke Badenhop (5-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

The Orioles scored three runs in the ninth to tie the game at 6-6 with five consecutive singles off relievers Matt Lindstrom and Brian Sanches.

Pinch-hitter Ty Wigginton’s run-scoring single made it 6-5 and chased Lindstrom. Sanches came on and gave up Oscar Salazar’s single that tied the score.

Ramirez’s grand slam highlighted a five-run seventh that gave Florida a 6-1 lead.

Danys Baez relieved Koji Uehara to start the seventh and gave up five runs in one-third of an inning.

Uehara is now 0-4 with six no-decisions since his last win April 13.

Florida’s Andrew Miller pitched one-hit ball through seven innings, allowing one run, two walks and striking out four. He retired 13 straight batters at one point.

Uggla’s 14th homer tied it at 1-1 in the fifth.

Baltimore took a 1-0 lead two batters into the game. Brian Roberts led off with a double to left, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Markakis.

Florida’s Leo Nunez left the game with a sprained right ankle after facing two batters in the eighth, including Wieters’ homer.

Notes - Ramirez hit his first grand slam off Washington’s Steven Shell on Opening Day. …

The Orioles recalled right-hander Chris Ray from Class AAA Norfolk. …

Baltimore shortstop Cesar Izturis (appendicitis) joined the team in Florida.

“He started some light activity, some running, jogging, swinging the bat off the tee, playing catch,” said manager Dave Trembley, who added Izturis likely would need a week before increasing the workload. …

Trembley said right-hander Dennis Sarfate (circulatory condition) was ready to start throwing off the mound in his rehab.


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