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Friday, September 21, 2012

O's Need Extras To Sweep M's

It only took 11 innings this time. Just a day after a marathon 18-inning win, the Birds took down the Mariners 3-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game sweep.

It was the O's 15th straight extra-inning victory this season...that's the longest streak since Cleveland won 19 straight in 1949.

The Eric Bedard trade continued to haunt Seattle, as it was Adam Jones who launched the eventual game-winning homer off his former club. Chris Tillman, also acquired in the trade, started the game on Monday and was credited with the win.

Both clubs scored a run in the fourth and took a 1-1 tie into the 11th inning before Jones' heroics. Jim Johnson picked up his 45th save of the season, tying Randy Myers for the most all-time as an Oriole.

As of this post, the O's (85-64) are a game behind the Yankees (86-63) for first in the East, and are tied with Oakland for the top Wild Card spot. Oakland opens up a three-game set in New York tonight, while the O's start their own three-game series in Boston. Miguel Gonzalez is slated to take the mound against Jon Lester.

1 comment:

  1. so we need to sweep boston while the A's sweep the yanks yikes