Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wieters Lifts O's Over Rays

The O's snapped a three-game losing streak with an uplifting 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night at Camden Yards.

Matt Wieters broke open a tie ballgame with a towering blast to left field, a two-run bomb that gave the Birds a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth. It was Wieters' 19th homer of the season and second in as many games.

Alfredo Simon was nearly perfect, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings, striking out a career-high nine batters. Simon's lone mistake was a slider that Evan Longoria deposited over the right field wall, giving the Rays a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning.

Jake Fox tied the game with a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh before Wieters' big blast in the eighth...

Jeremy Guthrie takes the mound on Wednesday night...

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