Markakis hits 3 homers

He, fellow rookie Loewen extend O's rare August roll

Orioles 6 Twins 3

August 23, 2006|By JEFF ZREBIEC | JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER

Nick Markakis ducked his head in the home dugout and disappeared into a mob of smiling Orioles. He walked to the bat rack to put down his helmet when hitting coach Terry Crowley playfully nudged him forward.

The noise grew louder and louder and Markakis re-emerged and acknowledged the applause with a tip of his helmet.

Twins@Orioles Tonight, 7:05, Comcast SportsNet, 1090 AM Starters: Twins' Matt Garza (0-2, 11.74) vs. Orioles' Rodrigo Lopez (9-12, 6.03)

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