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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chen Twirls A Gem

Wei-Yin Chen struck out 12 batters and Matt Wieters homered to give the Birds a 6-1 victory over the A's on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.

Chen (9-6) lasted just 5 2/3 innings but set a career-high in K's and set a new record for most strikeouts in a single game by a Taiwanese-born player. Chen gave up just three hits and an unearned run while walking four.

The O's gave him more than enough support in a four-run third inning, capped-off with a three-run bomb from Matt Wieters. Omar Quintanilla slapped his first homer as an Oriole, a solo shot, in the sixth inning. 

The O's finished the homestand with a dismal 2-4 record, but now head to New York with some momentum. Miguel Gonzalez is slated to take the mound at Yankee stadium on Monday night. 

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