Rookie Matt Wieters hit the first home run in history.Â No, that’s not it.Â Phenom Matt Wieters hit the first home run in Oriole history.Â Wait, that’s still not it.Â Rookie phenom Matt Wieters hit the first home run in his major league history.Â I think that’s it.Â Judging by the reaction in Baltimore, I’m sure it was one of those things.
Aubrey Huff broke a 4-4 tie in the 7th inning with a 2-run homer.Â Huff had also driven in the first O’s run with a single in the 1st inning.Â Huff finished the night 2 for 3 with 3 RBI, completing a fine audition for the Mets’ front office.
Nick Markakis had 4 singles in 4 at bats for the Orioles, scoring 2 runs.Â Markakis also stole his 2nd base of the season.
Oriole closer George Sherrill pitched the 9th inning for his 13th save.
OK, that’s the short, somewhat attractive version.Â Here’s the long version.
The Baltimore Orioles defeated the New York Mets tonight 6-4.Â Baltimore took the early lead in the bottom of the 1st when Aubrey Huff singled in Adam Jones.Â The Mets tied the score in the top of the 2nd when Ryan Church doubled and was singled in by Daniel Murphy, who went 3 for 4.Â The O’s regained the lead in the bottom of the 2nd on Matt Wieters’ 1st career home run, a 2-run pop up that landed in the 1st row of seats behind the left field wall.Â As they say, it’ll be a 450 foot blast in the box score.
The Mets cut the lead to 1 in the 4th when a Brian Schneider fly ball scored Gary Sheffield.Â In the 6th inning the Orioles got an insurance run when Melvin Mora singled in Nick Markakis.Â The Mets tied the game when Sheffield hit a solo homer, then Alex Cora walked with the bases loaded to drive in Murphy.
Pedro Feliciano could not maintain the tie, surrendering a one out single to Markakis followed by Huff’s 2-run homer to deep right field, and that proved to be the difference.
The Mets will try to score with Hillary Duff er, um I mean the Mets will try to win the rubber game tomorrow night at Camden Yards when they send Livan Hernandez (5-1, 4.33) to the mound to face Jason Berken (1-3, 7.32).
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