O’s Lose Close One, 6-5

Jeremy Guthrie falls to 7-10 on the season.

Dave Trembley left Guthrie in for one batter too long. The Orioles had a 5-4 lead heading into the 7th inning. Guthrie got the first two batters out, but was tiring and walked the next guy up. Matt Albers was ready and waiting in the bullpen, but Trembley decided to let Guthrie try to finish the inning. Kevin Youklis was the batter, and he hit the go ahead and game winning homerun to make our managers decision backfire. Overall Guthrie went 6.2 innings, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. Albers would come in and finish the 7th and also the 8th without allowing a run, but it was too late. The offense couldn’t score again. Cla Meredith pitched a perfect 9th.

The Orioles were down 3-0 heading into the bottom of the 3rd, but we managed to tie it. Matt Wieters led off the inning with a single, got sacrificed over to 2nd by Cesar Izturis, and Brian Roberts singled him in. Then Nolan Reimold hit his 10th homerun to even the score. It was an opposite field shot that was reviewed before the call on the field standed. Aubrey Huff hit 2 run, go ahead homerun in the 6th to give us a brief lead but it wasn’t enough. We stranded too many runners, hitting into two double plays in the process. Nick Markakis had a pair of singles, Huff and Wieters each had two hit games, and Luke Scott threw in a single of his own.

Player of the game: Aubrey Huff (2-3, R, 2 RBI, BB, HR (12) (.253 AVG))

David Hernandez (3-2, 3.20) tries to contain the Red Sox offense for the 2nd start in a row. Josh Beckett (12-4, 3.44) will do the same from Boston’s side.

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