Orioles hang on for win over A's

Loewen strong early before faltering

O's almost blow 5-0 lead

Orioles 6 Athletics 5

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

OAKLAND, CALIF. -- When Frank Thomas lined out to left field in the eighth inning yesterday, several Orioles infielders started running toward to the visiting dugout.

Eventually, they stopped, realized their gaffe and headed back to the infield after what manager Sam Perlozzo described as "group vapor lock." Thomas was only the second out. After a season filled with bullpen meltdowns, including one the previous night, could you really blame the Orioles for trying?

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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