The Orioles didn’t need a game-ending three-run homer Wednesday night to complete their second dramatic comeback victory in three games against the Chicago White Sox.

A walk-off wild pitch in the early hours of Thursday morning was enough.

Looking like they were about to lose the rubber match of their three-game series against the struggling White Sox, the Orioles rallied again for a 5-4 win Wednesday on a game-clinching wild pitch in the 12th inning of a 4-hour, 3-minute marathon that also included a 1-hour, 9-minute rain delay.

The hundreds who were left from the announced 22,020 at Camden Yards roared as the Orioles charged out to home plate to meet pinch-runner David Lough.

It was a tempered version of Monday’s 6-4 victory celebration, when Chris Davis hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.

“I think we battled. I think in the last three games we showed that no matter what the score, we can be able to tie the game and win the game,” said designated hitter Nelson Cruz, whose eighth-inning grand slam tied the game at 4-4. “I think we showed a lot of heart from the whole group of guys we have here.”

Catcher Nick Hundley led off the bottom of the 12th by drawing a walk from Chicago reliever Daniel Webb (4-2). Nick Markakis followed with a single to right-center field that sent Lough to third base.

Lough actually ran through coach Bobby Dickerson’s stop sign, and fell down the third-base line but scampered back to the base safely.

“I'm coming around third and kind of lost my legs and fell,” Lough said.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura argued that Dickerson touched Lough -- replays showed that Dickerson may have lightly tapped the runner as he headed back to the base -- and that should have resulted in an out. Ventura asked for a review, but the umpires told him that it is not a reviewable play.