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O's break out late, extend Marlins' skid to 8

MIAMI -- After a slow start, the Orioles scored eight runs from the fifth inning on as they defeated Miami, 8-5, in the series opener at Marlins Park on Friday. It was the eighth straight loss for the Marlins, while Baltimore has won four of its last five.

The Marlins jumped ahead early thanks to RBI singles from Giancarlo Stanton and starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, but Baltimore began its comeback in the fifth. Pinch-hitter Delmon Young's double brought home two runs, and Caleb Joseph delivered two more on a single after the O's capitalized on an error by Alvarez in a four-run sixth inning. More >

Video: BAL@MIA: Young crushes RBI double to center field

The Marlins got a run back in the sixth on Michael Morse's RBI double, but the O's broke the game open in the eighth and took a four-run lead on Manny Machado's two-run double. Baltimore's Tyler Wilson earned his first career win, allowing one run in one inning of relief.

"The Marlins were extremely aggressive offensively all game, and then obviously we had some really big hits too and strung together some big innings, and that was great to see," Wilson said. "We got a lot of really good individual performances inside of a great team performance."

Fielding woes continue: After walking the first two batters of the sixth inning and clinging to a 3-2 lead, Alvarez sprung from the mound to field a bunt only to throw high and wild over the head of third baseman Martin Prado, allowing the Orioles to tie the game. The O's went on to score four runs in the inning to take a 6-3 lead.

Video: BAL@MIA: Davis races home on Alvarez's throwing error

Magic Manny: With two outs and Marlins runners on second and third in the sixth inning, third baseman Machado made a diving stop to his left on Prado's ground ball in the hole. He quickly hopped to his feet and threw to first to save two runs and maintain Baltimore's 6-4 lead. More >

Video: BAL@MIA: Machado makes a tremendous diving stop

Two-bagger provides insurance: Machado's two-run double in the eighth inning came after Steve Pearce grounded into a fielder's choice with Alejandro De Aza and Joseph -- who both singled to start the inning -- on second and third.

Video: BAL@MIA: Machado smokes two-run double to left field

Better than The Babe: Ichiro Suzuki passed Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list in his first at-bat, going the other way on a 3-2 pitch to lead off the second inning with a single to left-center. With the hit, the 41-year-old Suzuki moves into 38th place on the all-time list since 1900 with hit No. 2,874. It also sparked a two-run rally that extended the Marlins' lead to 3-0. More >

Video: BAL@MIA: Ichiro passes Ruth on all-time hit list

"Every win in the big leagues is huge, but especially when you have those kind of long games that you're mentally in it for a long time and there's a lot of matchups played. Our team's built for that. We like to think that we're mentally tough and it really shows in these types of games" -- O's catcher Caleb Joseph, on the three-hour, 22-minute game

When Dee Gordon stole second base in the first inning, it marked his first steal since May 4. Before the 14-game drought, he notched 12 steals in the first 25 games. He racked up four steals on Friday -- which tied a career-high and Marlins club record -- to push his season total to 16.

Video: BAL@MIA: Gordon swipes four bags against the O's

The Marlins put two starting pitchers on the disabled list following the game. Alvarez (right shoulder inflammation) and right-hander Mat Latos (left knee inflammation) have been sidelined. Andre Rienzo and Vin Mazzaro should be called up from Triple-A New Orleans to provide relief help until a Tuesday starter is needed, at which point either Justin Nicolino or Jose Urena could be brought up. More >

Video: BAL@MIA: Jennings on Latos, Alvarez placed on DL

Orioles: Rookie righty Mike Wright gets the call for his second big league start at Marlins Park at 7:15 p.m. ET. He picked up a win his Major League debut on Sunday, tossing 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Angels.

Marlins: Dan Haren looks to build on success Saturday when he goes to the hill vs. the O's.The righty went eight innings against Arizona on Monday, striking out five while allowing just two earned runs. Though he did not figure in the decision, it was his longest outing of the season, surpassing a pair of seven-inning stints.

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Steve Wilaj is an associate reporter for Glenn Sattell is a contributor to
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