Baysox, Red Wings tie Obando gets three hits National League

June 04, 1993|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Staff Writer

It was an exhibition game and no one won, but the Orioles' Sherman Obando got to test his left hamstring last night.

In the first game of his rehabilitation assignment, Obando went 3-for-4 with a triple for the Bowie Baysox, who played to a nine-inning, 2-2 tie with the Rochester Red Wings before 5,275 at Memorial Stadium. The designated hitter had a two-out, run-scoring triple into the right-field gap that broke a 1-1 tie in the third inning.

"The legs are back to where they were," said Obando, who also ran out an infield single in the ninth inning. "They are just trying to get me more at-bats down here and get me back into baseball shape."

Obando is expected to remain with Bowie for a week.

Rochester right fielder and former Orioles first-round draft pick Mark Smith looped a two-out single into left in the fifth inning to score Bobby Dickerson from second and tie the game at two.

After Obando's triple, Red Wings starter Anthony Telford (3-4) retired six of the last seven batters he faced. Telford went five innings and allowed four hits and two runs in his first start in 20 appearances for Rochester this year.

He has earned a spot in the Red Wings rotation, Rochester manager Bob Miscik said after the game.

Bowie scored on Telford in the first inning with a shallow sacrifice fly by cleanup hitter Brent Miller.

Rochester tied it in the second with Scott Coolbaugh's sacrifice fly to right that scored Randy Ready. Bowie right fielder Stanton Cameron caught the ball at the warning track while backpedaling and ended up in the bullpen area after breaking through the wall.

Bowie starter Jose Mercedes (0-1), who has no decisions in his past six starts, lasted five innings and scattered six singles.

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