Mora: From hero to goat

His 3 hits helped give O's lead, but his error before winning blast gave it back in loss

Athletics 5 Orioles 4

Friday Night's Game

September 03, 2006|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Melvin Mora watched Frank Thomas' two-run homer off Todd Williams (2-4) clang into the left-field seats at McAfee Coliseum. He stood motionless for a moment and then stomped around the left side of the infield with his back to home plate.

It was Mora's homer, RBI double and clutch defensive play in the fifth inning that helped the Orioles take a lead over the Oakland Athletics into the seventh inning. It was his two-out throwing error that contributed to the lead going away.

Orioles @Athletics Today, 4:05 p.m., Ch. 54, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Hayden Penn (0-0, 0.00) vs. A's Esteban Loaiza (8-7, 4.82)

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