Play It Again

July 06, 2009|By JEFF ZREBIEC


Orioles pitchers issued eight walks, and half of those base runners came around to score. Four of the walks were handed out by starter Rich Hill, who lasted 5 1/3 innings. Matt Albers relieved him and surrendered two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Chris Ray then entered a tie game with the bases loaded and no outs in the seventh inning and walked the only two batters he faced, bringing in two runs.


Orioles catcher Matt Wieters had the most productive offensive day of his young career, going 3-for-3 with a homer, two runs and a walk in four plate appearances. Wieters' solo shot off Angels starter Joe Saunders gave the Orioles a short-lived 6-5 lead in the sixth inning. It was his third homer of the season, all of them to the opposite field. Wieters is 22-for-66 (.333) in his past 19 games.


The Orioles begin a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners at 10:10 tonight at Safeco Field. Rookie right-hander Brad Bergesen (5-2, 3.53) gets the start for the Orioles opposite veteran left-hander Jarrod Washburn (4-6, 3.36).

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