Monday, July 27, 2009

O's Finally Do Something in Boston; Berken & Hill

The Baltimore Orioles finished what was a horrific road trip with a win up in Fenway Park in Boston, as they beat the Red Sox, 6-2. If there's anything one could take out of the miserable 2-7 road trip which saw the Orioles face the White Sox, Yankees and Red Sox in succession, it's the work of David Hernandez. After his impressive start at the New Yankee Stadium, the young rookie, went into another Lion's Den on Sunday -- Fenway Park -- and he earned his third win of the season by giving up one run in seven innings of work.

Baltimore's offense gave Hernandez all the support he needed as Nick Markakis led the way with two hits, and three RBI, including his 12th homer of the season. Nolan Reimold, Brian Roberts and Felix pie each had two hits. They jumped all over John Smoltz -- acquired by Boston during the winter and added to the team in June -- struggled in yet another start and took the loss. He lasted only five innings and was charge with six runs -- all earned.

Nick Marakis gave Baltimore a 1-0 lead in the first, and then they scored three runs in the third thanks to back-to-back RBI soubles by Marakis and Reimold, plus an RBI-single by Ty Wigginton. The Orioles raised the score to 5-0 in the fourth as Felix Pie had an RBI-double, and Baltimore added another run of Markakis' homer in the fifth.

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