With no outs and the bases loaded, the first-place Braves were poised for another improbable comeback. Ozzie Albies singled to right to score Camargo, and a single to center by Freddie Freeman scored Santana and Inciarte.
With every swing, the Braves were fanning the rally flames, and Britton was feeling heat. Nick Markakis drove Britton’s last pitch deep into right field for the tying run, but Freeman was thrown out trying to score from first base. Still, the Braves had momentum in their favor.
At least they did until reliever Darren O’Day entered the game, struck out Tyler Flowers and got Dansby Swanson on a fly-out to send the game into extra innings.
Both teams went scoreless until Manny Machado hit a two-run homer in the Orioles’ three-run 15th inning.
“(There was) no doubt in my mind that we were going to come out a winner,” Winkler said. “But baseball’s baseball, and it didn’t work out that way.”