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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Chen Picks Up First Major League Win

Wei-Yin Chen picked up his first win in the Bigs, thanks to another offensive showing from Nolan Reimold and a little bit of good luck, as the O's took down Chicago 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Nolan Reimold launched a two-run bomb to left-center in the sixth to break a scoreless tie, and J.J. Hardy followed with a solo shot to give the Birds a 3-0 lead. Reimold has now homered in four straight games, and the Orioles now lead the Majors with 20 long balls in their first 11 games...

Chen once again pitched five scoreless innings before running into trouble in the bottom of the sixth, allowing three hits, a walk and a wild pitch before being pulled with runners on the corners, one out and the O's clinging to a 3-2 lead. Darren O'Day came on and induced an infield pop-up before picking off Alex Rios trying to steal second. O'Day, Troy Patton and Luis Ayala held Chicago to just one hit over 2 2/3 frames, and Jim Johnson survived a wild ninth to pick up his fifth save of the season.

Johnson allowed two walks and J.J. Hardy committed his first error of the year, but with the bases loaded and two outs, Johnson coaxed a ground ball to secure the win.

Tommy Hunter takes the mound on Wednesday night before the Birds wrap-up the four-game set with Chicago on Thursday afternoon.

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