The Orioles' base running has been widely criticized this season, but a mistake Sunday turned into the club's fifth run and first steal of home since Corey Patterson did it in 2007. With one out and runners on the corners in the bottom of the second, Atlanta starter Derek Lowe caught Brian Roberts leaning off first. With Roberts stuck in a rundown, Robert Andino raced home from third. Braves shortstop Yunel Escobar's throw to the plate was late, Andino scored and Roberts returned to first safely.
Ty Wigginton's two-run homer against Lowe was the Orioles' third consecutive home run to come in the first inning. Luke Scott hit a two-run shot in the first Thursday and Adam Jones had a two-run homer in the first Saturday. Wigginton homered again in the fifth, a 392-foot solo shot against Kris Medlen.
The Orioles have today off and then begin a three-game interleague series with the New York Mets at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Jeremy Guthrie (4-6, 5.52 ERA) will oppose Mike Pelfrey (4-2, 4.68). Neither pitcher has faced the opposing team.