Wrap-up: Orioles 2, Twins 0

(Mike Ricigliano / Special…)
May 06, 2010|By Steve Gould, The Baltimore Sun

How it happened: The Orioles didn't give Brad Bergesen much support -- the team's only two runs coming on a second-inning homer by Ty Wigginton, his 10th home run of the season -- but the starting pitcher didn't need it.

Bergesen pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings on the way to his second victory of the season -- and second in two starts since returning from his brief demotion to Triple-A Norfolk.

Reliever Will Ohman struck out Jim Thome to record the third out of the seventh inning. Then Koji Uehara, making his first appearance for the Orioles since June and his first career relief outing for the team, pitched a perfect eighth inning.

Alfredo Simon turned in a perfect ninth to record his third career save.

He said it: "I'll tell you this, that's the best game I've ever seen Bergesen pitch. He's a guy that we count on. He was our best guy last year as far as quality starts. He had the setback, went down to Triple-A. I think he's really handled himself very mature. He knew there were things he had to work on, both from the mental side and the physical side. He went and did it and it showed tonight. You just have to be thrilled for him." -- Dave Trembley, Orioles manager

You said it: "Gotta give Wigg's credit. He is making the most of his situation. Let [Luke] Scott go and make [Wigginton] the full time DH after/when [ Brian] Roberts returns." -- jongermany, commenting on Orioles Insider

steve.gould@baltsun.com

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