Buck Showalter Looks To Lead The Baltimore Orioles To A Winning Season in 2012...Let's Go O's!

Monday, April 30, 2012

O's Walk-Off Winners After Five-Run Ninth

This is Orioles' Magic at its best...the Birds were down 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth before scoring five times to walk-off with a 5-2 win over Oakland on Sunday afternoon.

Just hours after exploding for 10 runs, the offense was held scoreless by A's starter Bartolo Colon, who came on to pitch the ninth inning having allowed just five hits, but J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones started off the frame with infield singles and moved into scoring position on Colon's throwing error.

Matt Wieters followed with a long two-run double, missing a walk-off shot by just a few feet. Chris Davis was intentionally walked to get to Wilson Betemit, who answered with a three-run bomb to right field. Wow.

The O's finished the six-game homestand with a 5-1 mark and are tied with Tampa for first place in the East with an impressive 14-8 record. It's hard to believe, but the last time the Birds were six games over .500 was in July of 2005!

Now comes a rough stretch for the O's, all starting later tonight in New York City. Jason Hammel (3-0) looks to go undefeated in April...Let's Go O's!

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