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    One Good, One Bad 9/24 Orioles Split Double Header

    Written by Michael Williams

    Baltimore Orioles
    Nate McLouth, LF
    JJ Hardy, SS
    Chris Davis, RF
    Adam Jones, CF
    Matt Wieters, C
    Jim Thome, DH
    Mark Reynolds, 1B
    Ryan Flaherty, 2B
    Manny Machado, 3B

    SP Steve Johnson (3-0, 1.91 ERA)
    Game One 

    Toronto Blue Jays
    Brett Lawrie, 3B
    Colby Rasmus, CF
    Edwin Encarnacion, DH
    Adam Lind, 1B
    Rajai Davis, RF
    Kelly Johnson, 2B
    Adeiny Hechavarria, SS
    Jeff Mathis, C
    Anthony Gose, RF

    SP Henderson Alvarez (9-13, 4.87 ERA)

    Steve Johnson danced in and out of trouble but when he left after six innings, had given up no runs.

    Adam Jones hit a two run absolute bomb. Ryan Flaherty homered to left center. And a fourth run scored on a bases loaded double play.

    Tommy Hunter gave up a run and Darren O'Day was wonderful.

    Jim Johnson recorded his 48th save.

    Oriole win game one 4-1

    Box Score


    Game Two

    For the Orioles:
    Nate McLouth LF
    J.J. Hardy SS
    Adam Jones CF
    Chris Davis DH
    Mark Reynolds 1B
    Manny Machado 3B
    Endy Chavez RF
    Robert Andino 2B
    Taylor Teagarden C

    Wei-Yin Chen LHP

    For the Blue Jays:
    Brett Lawrie 3B
    Rajai Davis LF
    Edwin Encarancion DH
    Yunel Escobar SS
    Yan Gomes 1B
    Moises Sierra RF
    Omar Vizquel 2B
    J.P. Arencibia C
    Anthony Gose CF

    Rickey Romero LHP 

    Chen pitched pourly, but the Orioles kept battling back.

    Jake Arrieta pitched brilliantly in relief striking out the side with none out and runnerw at first and third.

    Buck brought him back and he created his own bases loaded sittuation and came within a strike of navigation it, before he gave up the grand slam to quiet the crowd and lose the game.

    Jays 9 Orioles 5

    Box Score


    Magic number is six

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