Nick Markakis and Adam Jones hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, Chris Tillman pitched six innings for his first win of the season and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Saturday.
Wei-Yin Chen, a Taiwan national, pitched eight stellar innings, giving up only two hits to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Friday night.
Right now everybody is scoreboard watching and if you are taking notes, here is who we are rooting for.
The Oakland Athletics have had a different star for just about every monumental win they’ve had this season.
The last thing Buck Showalter wants to be at this stage of the season is “Captain Obvious,” as he puts it.
Thanks mostly to All-Star closer Jim Johnson, the Baltimore Orioles were virtually invincible this season when taking a lead into the ninth inning.
The first month of Wei-Yin Chen’s American adventure is going quite nicely. After four starts in the major leagues, the Taiwanese left-hander who spent the past four seasons in Japan is 2-0 with an impressive 2.22 ERA.
Buck Showalter’s Baltimore Orioles were on the cusp of an impressive comeback, desperate to win their first road series in three months. One perfect throw stopped it all.