Orioles Hold On To Win 5-4

W – Jason Berken (3-11, 6.49) L – Mark Buehrle (11-7, 3.92) SV – Jim Johnson (6)

Jason Berken pitched pretty well. The game started off with back to back errors, but Berken was able to get out of it only giving up one run. Overall he went 5.2 innings allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks. Kam Mickolio came in and pitched 1.1 scoreless, striking out a batter. Danys Baez then pitched a scoreless 8th and struck out 2 batters. Hopefully we’ll be able to trade him before the August 31st waiver trade deadline. Jim Johnson allowed a run in the 9th, but we were up by two. He struck out 2 batters in recording his 5th save since we traded George Sherrill.

Brian Roberts led off the game with a double, then scored on an Adam Jones single. Unfortunately that would be it for Jones in the game. He left with back spasms. Felix Pie replaced him and immediately made his presence known with a sacrifice fly after Roberts singled, stole second, and reached third on a groundout in the 3rd inning. He also hit a solo homerun in the 5th, his 4th of the season. Also in the 3rd, Nolan Reimold hit his 12th homerun of the season bringing in Nick Markakis who had hit one of his two singles in the game. Matt Wieters chipped in a pair of singles himself.

Player of the game: Brian Roberts (3-4, 2 R, BB, SB (27), double (47) (.295 AVG))

Tonight: Chris Tillman (1-1, 4.80) vs. Scott Baker (11-7, 4.62)


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