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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Matusz Magnificent As O's Roll

Brian Matusz seems to have returned to form over his past few starts, and Tuesday night was no exception. Matusz turned in a gem in the O's 4-1 victory over Boston at Camden Yards.

Matusz evened his record to 4-4 on the season and exited to a standing ovation in the seventh after allowing just one run on two hits and a walk over 6 1/3 frames, fanning a career-best nine batters. Darren O'Day, Pedro Strop and Jim Johnson held the Sox hitless over the final 2 2/3 innings. Johnson picked up his 16th save in as many tries this season, retiring the heart of the order on eight pitches in the ninth.

Third baseman Steve Tolleson gave Matusz an early lead with a two-run bomb in the second, his first as an Oriole and first in nearly two years. Wilson Betemit blasted a two-run shot in the eighth to give Johnson some breathing room...

The O's and Sox face-off once more on Thursday afternoon; with a win, the Birds would take four straight series against Boston for the first time since 1960. Jake Arrieta takes the mound for the O's...

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