Wrap-up: Athletics 4, Orioles 3

April 18, 2010|By From Sun staff reports | Baltimore Sun reporter

How it happened: Asked to protect a one-run lead and end a humiliating eight-game losing streak, converted Orioles closer Jim Johnson thought he had the second out of the ninth on a strikeout of Rajai Davis. But after Davis swung wildly and missed, Johnson's ball hit a divot near home plate and shot over catcher Matt Wieters and back to the netting behind the plate. Davis took first base instead of heading back to the dugout, and two batters later, Ryan Sweeney ripped a single to right field that scored two runs and sent the Orioles trudging back to the dugout

He said it::"You think you've seen it all and that happens today. It's just one more thing that hasn't gone right for us." -- Dave Trembley, Orioles manager

You said it: "I can't believe they lost again... The O's really need to do something radical.." -- ColumbiaBill, commenting on Orioles Insider

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