Series Split After 6-4 Loss

W – Tommy Hunter (10-2)     L – Kevin Millwood (2-14)     SV – Neftali Feliz (31)

The Millwood jinx continues. He gave up two three run homers yesterday and that was enough to give Texas the win. The first one came in the 1st inning, which continues to haunt Millwood this year. He ended up pitching 6 innings giving up those 6 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks with 2 strikeouts. Rick VandenHurk finally made his Oriole debut and looked good. He walked the first batter he faced but picked him off and then struck out two batters. Mark Hendrickson pitched a scoreless 8th despite giving up two hits and a walk and Matt Albers tossed a scoreless 9th inning. Tommy Hunter really confounded the Orioles bats. Other than an RBI single by Nick Markakis and a two run homer from Luke Scott he was able to hold us to three runs on five hits. Brian Roberts doubled and Ty Wiggington and Felix Pie singled off him. Wiggington also hit a solo homerun in the 9th inning for the O’s sixth hit but it wasn’t enough to get us back into the game. Theres nothing wrong with splitting a series with a first place team, especially when you’re in last place of the american league.

Player of the game: Ty Wiggington – 2-4, 2 R, RBI, HR (20) (.255 AVG)

The O’s get a much needed day off today before traveling to Chicago for a three game series. Jeremy Guthrie (7-12, 3.97) kicks it off against Gavin Floyd (8-10, 3.97) in game one.

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