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Orioles rally to beat Athletics 5-2

5:13 AM, Apr 30, 2012   |    comments
Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles teammates mob third baseman Wilson Betemit after he hit the game-winning three-run home run in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Courtesy: US Presswire
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Wilson Betemit hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning after Matt Wieters doubled in two runs, giving the Baltimore Orioles an unlikely 5-2 comeback victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

Oakland starter Bartolo Colon took a four-hit shutout into the ninth without allowing a runner past second base.

After J.J. Hardy led off with an infield hit and Nick Markakis struck out, Adam Jones hit a chopper down the third-base line that Colon collected before throwing wildly to first. The single and error put runners at second and third and ended Colon's afternoon.

Grant Balfour (0-1) entered and promptly gave up a double to left by Wieters that tied it. After Chris Davis received an intentional walk, Betemit hit a liner to right-center that bounced off the top of the wall -- a home run, according to the ground rules at Camden Yards.

The Associated Press

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