Sunday, May 29, 2011

Orioles Swept in Oakland; Tillman Demoted to Minors

The Orioles could not salvage their three game series in Oakland, as they were swept over the weekend. They are 24-27 and have lost three in a row after a five game winning streak to start their West Coast road trip.

The Orioles lost 6-4 to the Athletics as starting pitcher Zach Britton could not play the role of stopper. Britton’s been by far the best pitcher on the Orioles since the season began; however, the A’s offense tagged him for four runs in the fifth inning thanks to a Josh Willingham three-run homer, blowing a 4-1 lead. He is now 5-3 for the year.

Baltimore got all their offense in the fifth inning as they jumped all over Oakland starter Guillermo Moscoso (who won the game) for four runs. They could not score any runs more after that as Oakland’s bullpen once again kept Baltimore at bay.

J.J. Hardy had two hits and four Orioles drove in runs.

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