Exactly 23 years after his father, former Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson, won his first major league game, Steve Johnson shut down the Seattle Mariners to pick up his first ML win.
Matt Wieters hit two homers in the Orioles amazing 14-inning victory.
Chris Tillman shut down his former team once again, as the Orioles went on to win 3-1 over the Mariners.
The Orioles picked up seven scoreless innings from starter Wei-Yin Chen Saturday night in Tampa, and the offense chipped in, too, en route to a 4-0 shutout of the Rays.
The Orioles were shut out Friday night, although Troy Patton and the bullpen was fantastic once again.
At first, it looked like the Orioles were intent on punishing their front office for not making any deals at the non-waiver trade deadline.
Miguel Gonzalez struck out eight batters and Jim Johnson notched his first save since his meltdown.
The Orioles followed up Friday night’s heartbreaker with a frustrating 6-1 loss to the Oakland A’s Saturday night at Camden Yards.
The Orioles lost a tough game to the Athletics Friday night.
The Orioles got on the board first against Rays starter James Shields (L, 6-9) in the fifth. Markakis singled with one out. Shields hit Hardy with a pitch, and walked Jim Thome, loading the bases for Adam Jones.