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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Offense Explodes In Extras

After a frustrating seven innings, in which the O's set a season-high with three errors and consistently stranded runners on base, the Orioles scored three times in the eighth and ninth innings to tie the game before exploding for six runs in the tenth, taking a 10-4 victory over the White Sox in Chicago.

Matt Wieters slapped a solo homer in the eighth inning to cut Chicago's lead to 4-2. Nolan Reimold led-off the ninth with a solo homer and has now homered in three straight games, all solo shots in the ninth inning. Two outs later, Adam Jones followed with a solo blast of his own to tie the game up. In the tenth, the O's scored six times, four coming off Wieters' first career grand slam. The Birds set a season-high with 15 hits.

Jake Arrieta pitched a great game but took a no-decision (he deserved a "W", but hey, it's better than a loss). Arrieta went 6 2/3, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk (intentional) while fanning seven. Matt Lindstrom and Pedro Strop held the Sox to one hit over the final 3 1/3, with Strop striking out the side in the bottom of the tenth.

The 6-4 Orioles are in sole possession of first in the East and now send Wei-Yin Chen to the mound on Tuesday night. 

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