Play It Again

April 22, 2009|By DAN CONNOLLY

Staying hot

Right fielder Nick Markakis, who entered the game batting .340, tied his career high with four hits in the Orioles' 10-3 win, pushing his average to .389. He had an RBI double and three singles, including a key RBI hit in the sixth. It was the 10th time in his career he had four hits in a game.

Huff visits Eutaw

Aubrey Huff's mammoth two-run homer in the third against Jose Contreras broke a scoreless tie. It also marked the second time in his career, and first as an Oriole, that Huff homered onto Eutaw Street beyond the right-field flag court. The other time he did it was in 2003, when he was with Tampa Bay. He homered again in the eighth inning for the ninth two-homer game of his career.

On deck

Jeremy Guthrie (2-0, 4.32 ERA) goes for his third win at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday against the White Sox. Guthrie is 0-2 with a 5.50 ERA in five games against the White Sox in his career. John Danks (1-0, 0.75), who has allowed just five hits in 12 innings this season, will start for Chicago. He is 1-2 with a 5.94 ERA in three career starts against the Orioles.

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