Loewen delivers against Yankees

Bullpen comes through for promising left-hander in O's first win of season

Orioles 6 Yankees 4

April 07, 2007|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter

NEW YORK -- It was exactly the reason the Orioles went out and spent $42 million to overhaul their bullpen. The Orioles took a four-run lead last night over the New York Yankees into the sixth inning after an early offensive outburst against Mike Mussina and another gritty and pressure-packed performance by young pitcher Adam Loewen.

All that was left from the team's first victory in 2007 was for the bullpen to get 12 outs, a task that so bedeviled the Orioles last season that it become the front office's primary focus.

Orioles@Yankees Today, 1:05 p.m., MASN, 105.7 FM Starters: Steve Trachsel (15-8, 4.97 in 2006) vs. Kei Igawa (major league debut)

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