O’s Walk Off with 5-3 Win

W – Alfredo Simon (1-0)     L – Joakim Soria (3-1)

– Zach Britton didn’t have his best outing, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks with 2 strikeouts, but it could’ve been worse. He was able to limit the damage throughout his time in the game, never giving up more than a run in an inning. He just wasn’t very sharp which is to expected from time to time, especially coming off such an impressive couple starts. He’ll be fine and hes still the most reliable pitcher we have in my opinion.
– Jeremy Accardo skating by the edge as well, allowing two hits and a walk but no runs over 1.2 innings. Clay Rapada got the final out of the 8th. Alfredo Simon made his first appearance since being arrested and tossed a perfect 9th, striking out a batter.
– The rookie Duffy was keeping us off the scoreboard for the first five innings but the offense cut the lead to one in the 6th. Nick Markakis singled and stole second base, then scored on Matt Wieters’ double to right field. Luke Scott followed with a pinch hit RBI single after a pitching change.
– It wasn’t until the 9th when we scored again. Saving the best for last in dramatic fashion. JJ Hardy hit his second double of the game and scored on Felix Pie’s pinch hit double to tie the game. He swung at the first pitch he saw and grounded it down the left field line. After Robert Andino struck out for the second out, Adam Jones crushed a homerun to center field. A no doubt about it shot to end the game in an exciting bang. He had doubled earlier in the game.
– Andino singled and walked, Vladimir Guerrero singled, and Hardy and Brandon Snyder each walked in the game. The Orioles have once again crept back towards .500. We’ve been in a cycle of getting it to one game under before going on a losing streak and starting all over again. Lets hope that doesn’t happen again.

Player of the game: Adam Jones – 2-5, double (9), GW 2 Run HR (6) (.292 AVG)

Jake Arrieta (5-2, 4.75) is hoping to get back on track after getting beat up in his last start tonight. Luke Hochevar (3-4, 4.36) pitches for Kansas City.

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