Sunday, September 5, 2010

Guthrie Gives Showalter Win #900

The O's won their 50th game of the season on Saturday night, evening the series with an 8-4 victory over the Rays at Camden Yards.

Jeremy Guthrie turned in yet another stellar performance, allowing just two runs off six hits over seven innings, while walking one and fanning seven. Guthrie gave up a solo homer to the very first batter he faced, but settled down and managed to pick up his team-leading ninth win.

Michael Gonzalez struck out all three batters he faced in a scoreless eighth, and Koji Uehara closed out the game, though he allowed back-to-back solo shots with two down in the ninth...Uehara has emerged as the team's closer, so it shouldn't be too shocking that he gave up a few runs when the game wasn't on the line. At least, that's what I'm hoping...Uehara hadn't allowed a home run all season before Saturday's outing.

Meanwhile, the Birds' bats came to life against Rays' starter James Shields. The O's knocked Shields out early, scoring seven runs through the first five innings. Nick Markakis blasted a two-run shot in the bottom of the first to give the O's a lead they would never lose. The Birds banged-out 15 hits and had three multi-run innings.

With the win, Buck Showalter became just the 64th manager in history to record 900 career wins. The Birds hope to add to that total on Sunday afternoon...Chris Tillman was called-up from Norfolk and will start for the Orioles.

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