"This is the type of game you have to win going forward," said Wieters, who collected a career-high five hits, including a triple. "Sometimes you have to come back and win games you shouldn't. You just keep playing. It can turn like that.
Jonathan Schoop put the finishing touch on the rally with a three-run home run (on what would have been Earl Weaver's 86th birthday no less) in the top of the ninth inning, and the Orioles came back from a six-run deficit to secure a 5-5 road trip.
"This team never quits," Schoop said. "We kept saying, 'Let's chip away.' We kept grinding, kept fighting. If you keep playing hard, anything is possible."
Wieters, with 10 hits over his previous 80 at bats (.125) entering the day, upped his average .013 points to .245 with his career day.
"I finally got some balls to go through," the All-Star catcher said. "I've actually felt better the last couple of weeks."
For a seemingly lifeless offense the first three games in Oakland, the Orioles had a terrific road trip, averaging 4.6 runs per game, compared to 3.2 runs per game the previous 10.
The Orioles, trailing the first-place Blue Jays by a half-game, head home with a chance to separate themselves from the rest of the AL East, against whom they play 31 of their final 45 games, starting with the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com based in the Bay Area.