Written by Michael Williams
Tonight's game got under way at 8:10 ET with Matt Garza and Wei-Yin Chen on the mound. The Brewers got out to a commanding and eary five to nothing lead. The Orioles mounted a comeback to finally take the lead. Zach Britton blew the save and T.J. McFarland allowed a double to tomorrow's starting pitcher after intentionally walking Mark Reynolds.
Wei-Yin Chen faced the right handed heavy Brewers lineup that can score runs with the best of them. He came out after allowing five runs and three home runs in five innings.
Preston Guilmet pitched an excellent sixth inning.
Ryan Webb got a strike out, allowed a bunt single. And then got a double play.
Darren O'Day pitched the eighth. He allowed a two strike double by Lucroy. After a comeback ground out he intentionally walked the go ahead run to set up a potential double play. Khris Davis came back from an 0-2 count to walk and load the bases with one down. Mark Reynolds was at the plate. He hit a screaming drive to third. Manny Machado caught it.
Brian Matusz came on with two down and the bases loaded. He got a ground out.
Zach Britton tried to save the game in the ninth. Lyle Overbay singled through the middle. Segura bunted the pinch runner over to second. Ryan Braun grounded out. And moved the runner to third. Manny Machado could not field the swinging bunt and get the runner and the tying run scored. Carlos Gomez flied out to Adam Jones. Blown save.
T.J. McFarland got two outs. Intentionally walked Mark Reynolds and gave up a double to pinch hitting pitcher, Yovani Gallardo. Orioles lose.
Nelson Cruz homered. Delmon Young walked while pinch hitting for Chen and score on a Nick Markakis double. Nick moved to third on a Manny Machado bunt and scored on an Adam Jones sacrifice fly.
Nelson Cruz walked to start the seventh. Hardy flew out. Nick Hundley grounded into a double play. That wasn't. Error. Ricky Weeks. Steve Pearce then pinch hit and homered. Earl.
Nelson Cruz doubled and advanced to thrid on a wild pitch with two outs. J.J. Hardy hit a ball on the screws, that Lyle Overbay turned into an out.
Defensive Highlights/ Lowlights
Preston Guilmet got what we all thought was the third out, but the ball came up on Manny. Machado made two wold class plays earlier.
Key Moments In The Game
Blown save. Intentional walk to Reynolds.
Other Notes/ Musings
Bud Norris pinch bunted.
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