Thursday, September 15, 2011

O's Take Series Over Tampa

It's been way too long, but the Birds finally secured a series win with a 6-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.

Jeremy Guthrie won two straight starts for the first time this season, holding the Rays to just two runs over seven strong innings. Guthrie (8-17) allowed just three hits and three walks while tying a career-best with ten strikeouts. Jim Johnson picked up his sixth save of the season with two scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one walk.

The O's smacked three homers...Nolan Reimold put the Birds on the board with a solo shot in the third, Chris Davis connected for a three-run bomb in the fourth, and Matt Wieters went deep with a man on in the eighth. Wieters has now homered in three straight games and has 20 long balls this season...

The Birds have Thursday off before hosting the Angels for a three-game set starting Friday night.

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