O’s Keep Winning In Chicago, 6-4

W – Zach Britton (5-1)     L – Gavin Floyd (3-2)     SV – Kevin Gregg (5)

– Britton really didn’t pitch that well but was able to limit the damage with runners on base. He didn’t even get his usual amount of ground ball outs and only struck out one batter. All that said, he limited the White Sox to one run on 5 hits and 3 walks. He now has a 2.63 ERA on the season and easily leads the team in wins. He has to be a front runner for rookie of the year at this point.
– The bullpen continued to struggle. Jason Berken gave up a hit and walked two batters, also adding a run to his resume. His ERA has ballooned to 5.40 over the last couple weeks. Jim Johnson gave up a two run homer to Adam Dunn in his 1.2 innings of work. Kevin Gregg gave up a walk and a single to open the 9th but got two strikeouts and a ground out to record his fifth save.
– The offense wasn’t anything special yesterday but they came through with some big hits. After robbing a homerun over the wall on defense, Luke Scott came up to the plate and hit one of his own out of the park. He also had an RBI single in the game.
– Mark Reynolds hit a solo homerun but the big hit came from Nick Markakis. With the bases loaded in the 5th inning he hit a double to clear them and give the team enough of a cushion to hold on for the win.
– Felix Pie got a rare start in center field and had a nice game with a single and a triple. Brian Roberts singled, walked, and stole a base. Vladimir Guerrero singled.

Player of the game: Luke Scott – 2-4, R, 2 RBI, HR (5) (.262 AVG)

Jeremy Guthrie (1-3, 2.53) is looking for some run support tonight against Mark Buehrle (1-3, 5.12) as the Orioles look for the four game sweep in Chicago.


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