Written by Chris Slade
Tonight's game got under way at 7:05 and featured Wei-Yin Chen and Rubby De La Rosa on the mound. The Orioles jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first, highlighted by a Chris Davis two-run shot, and never looked back. Nick Hundley hit an RBI single in the 4th and Jonathan Schoop and Nick Markakis drew bases loaded walks in the 8th.
Wei-Yin Chen turned in one of his best outings of the season. He may have gone a complete game in this one had the game not been delayed by rain after the 7th inning. He threw just 87 pitches through 7 innnigs and has supreme fastball command tonight. He didn't walk a single batter while striking out seven and picked up a deserved win.
Final Line: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, Win
Darren O'Day worked a three up - three down 8th and Zach Britton finished off the shutout with a scoreless 9th and a strikeout.
The Orioles got all the scoring they needed in this game in the 1st. After Steve Pearce drew a walk, Adam Jones ripped and RBI double. Chris Davis then capped off the inning with a two-run shot, his 10th of the season.
The bats ultimately tagged De La Rosa fo 4 runs on 7 hits in 5 1/2 innings. Nick Hundley and Chris Davis recorded the multi-hit games.
Defensive Highlights/ Lowlights
Nick Markakis gunned down Dustin Pedroia at 2nd base in the 4th inning on an attempted double.
J.J. Hardy made his 7th throwing error already.
Key Moments In The Game
Adam Jones once again kicking off the scoring for the Orioles in the 1st inning followed by the Davis home run which a gave Chen an early lead and allowed him to settle in quickly.
Other Notes/ Musings
The rain delay after the 7th lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes. I spent the delay watching Pinneapple Express.
Chris Davis is finally in double digit home runs again and J.J. Hardy may not ever homer again.
The Blue Jays come to Baltimore tomorrow in a big four-game weekend set. Wins leader Mark Buerhle will oppose Kevin Gausman for the Orioles.
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