Friday, May 7, 2010

(7-21) Sweep by Yanks puts O's back in place

After a 3 game win streak, the O's failed to carry through against their rivals in New York.

Matt Wieters' solo home run was the only run in a 4-1, series opening loss. Jeremy Guthrie 7 innings, 6 of them scoreless, but gave up 4 in the 4th and fell to 0-4, his 8th consecutive loss.

The 2nd game was also a 4-1 loss. Brian Matusz dropped to 2-2 as he allowed 3 runs (1 earned) in 6 innings. Garrett Atkins had 3 of the team's 6 hits, and Miguel Tejada had 2.

The bats returned in the finale, but the O's still fell short, 7-5. Ty Wigginton, Nolan Reimold, and Wieters all added home runs, and Julio Lugo led the way with a surprising 3 hits, but David Hernandez had his worst start of the year and extended his league-leading 11 game losing streak. He allowed 6 runs in just 3 2/3 innings.

In other news, Alberto Castillo was sent to AAA to make room for Koji Uehara.

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