Lew Ford homers in second straight game

August 28, 2012|By Eduardo A. Encina | The Baltimore Sun

Lew Ford went into Monday's series opener against the White Sox having not hit a major league home run since July 29, 2007.

Since he joined the Orioles on July 29, Ford has played sparingly. But he's making the most of his starts the past two nights as the DH against left-handed White Sox starters.

On Monday, Ford started for this second time since Aug. 12, and he hit a second-inning solo homer off Francisco Liriano in the Orioles' 4-3 comeback win. It was his first big league homer in more than five years.

And in his second at-bat Tuesday night, Ford went deep again, taking Chicago starter Josh Sale deep with a line-drive solo shot in the third that gave the Orioles a 4-0 lead.

It marked the third time Ford -- who had been out of the big leagues since 2007 -- has hit homers in consecutive games, the last time coming when he homered in three consecutive games on Aug. 19-21, 2005 against Seattle.

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