Patterson, O's steal a win in 9th inning

Hernandez drives in center fielder after steal vs. Rays

Orioles 3 Devil Rays 2

August 27, 2006|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun reporter

The game was tied in the bottom of the ninth and the Orioles needed a runner in scoring position. Everybody, from the players perched on the top step of the dugout to the 26,379 fans at Camden Yards yesterday, knew that Corey Patterson was about to try to steal second base.

It was just a matter of when. Patterson fully expected to see a pitchout, as did his manager, Sam Perlozzo. But one didn't come on Shawn Camp's first pitch to Kevin Millar, so Patterson decided the time had come.

Devil Rays@O's Today, 1:35 p.m., Ch. 13, 1090 AM Starters: Devil Rays' J.P. Howell (0-1, 10.80) vs. Orioles' Adam Loewen (4-4, 5.57)

Tough luck

After winning seven consecutive starts, Orioles starter Erik Bedard has since gone winless in six straight, even though he has pitched to a 3.86 ERA in that span. A look:

Date Opp. IP H ER Dec.

7/28 Chi-A 7 8 2 ND

8/2 Sea 5 1/3 4 2 L

8/9 Tor 7 7 4 L

8/15 NY-A 6 5 1 ND

8/20 Tor 5 7 5 L

8/26 TB 7 11 2 ND

Totals 37 1/3 42 16 0-3

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