BALTIMORE — Despite another disappointing loss, Arizona manager Chip Hale is proud of the way his team competes.
Mark Trumbo led off the 12th inning with his major league-leading 44th home run, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied from a late two-run deficit to beat the Diamondbacks 3-2 on Friday night.
Arizona lost for just the second time in 57 games when leading after eight innings.
“They did a great job of battling back and tying the game and we did a great job of stopping them from winning the game a couple of times,” Hale said. “We had some great plays. We left a ball up there in the middle of the plate for Trumbo and we know what he can do with it. We’ve seen it before.”
Baltimore trailed 2-0 before Pedro Alvarez homered in the eighth off Enrique Burgos and Matt Wieters homered against Daniel Hudson leading off the ninth.
Oliver Drake (1-0) pitched a scoreless 12th for his first big league win. Matt Koch (1-1) relieved to start the bottom half and Trumbo sent his first pitch, a fastball, over the left-field fence, setting off a celebration.
“I was trying to be away, expand a little bit, came back over the middle,” Koch said. “Good pitch to hit. That’s what they’re known for. If you make mistakes, they’ll make you pay.”
Baltimore, which stranded 14 runners, nearly won the game in the ninth. J.J. Hardy tried to score from second on Adam Jones’ single but was thrown out by left fielder Brandon Drury, a play upheld by video review.
“I thought he was safe,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “The only thing they could have possibly said that they weren’t sure J.J. got there. The guy tagged him with the glove and had the ball in his throwing hand. You’ve got to help me with that one. I’m sure you all saw the same thing we did. Another head-shaker. We’ve had quite a few of them this year.”
Arizona built a lead against Yovani Gallardo on RBI doubles by Jake Lamb in the first and Jean Segura in the second. Gallardo has allowed 22 runs in the first inning this season.
“You never want to have a start in that way, giving up a run in the first, giving up a run in each of the first two innings,” Gallardo said. “It’s going to happen.”
Arizona’s Shelby Miller allowed just three hits in six innings and remained winless since June 20.
“Obviously against a lineup like that, in a tough ballpark to pitch in, it’s always tough to throw zeroes,” Miller said. “And to get a good outing like that against that team . really the biggest thing was we made a lot of good plays on defense.”
THE 30-30 CLUB
Lamb has 30 doubles this season and needs two homers to become the ninth player in franchise history to hit 30 doubles and 30 homers in the same season.
Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke did not travel with the team because of shoulder stiffness. An MR did not show any structural damage. “He’s fine,” Hale said. “Just a little swelling. We’ll talk about his start.”
Diamondbacks: RHP Robbie Ray (8-13, 4.66 ERA), scheduled to start Saturday, entered the weekend fifth in the NL with 210 strikeouts. He is making his first career start against Baltimore.
Orioles: LHP Wade Miley (8-13, 5.65 ERA) returns after leaving in the fifth inning Sept. 18 against Boston with a strained back muscle. Miley, selected by Arizona in the first round of the 2008 amateur draft, is facing his former team for the first time.