Sunday, September 18, 2011

Britton Sharp As O's Topple Angels

My wife and I were in the stands as Zach Britton dominated the Angels in a 6-2 Orioles victory Saturday night.

With just four home games left this season, I finally took advantage of a pair of free tickets and a parking pass courtesy of WBAL. The seats were great, but the first inning was even better...

The Birds scored five times in the bottom of the first off Angels' starter Ervin Santana. J.J. Hardy launched his career-best 27th homer to start the scoring, and Mark Reynolds capped it with a three-run bomb, his 34th of the season.

Zach Britton took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and set a career-high with seven strikeouts. Britton (10-10) allowed just one run on three hits and two walks and is now tied with Jake Arrieta for the team lead in wins.

Mark Reynolds took a fastball to the helmet in the third inning and although he hopped right up and took the field in the fourth, he was pulled from the game in the fifth. The word right now is that he is ok...

The Birds have now won four straight games against contending teams (Tampa Bay and Los Angeles) and look for a rare sweep on Sunday afternoon. Alfredo Simon takes the mound for the O's...

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