Monday, September 8, 2008

O's, Huff bring bats in big win

The wait is finally over...the Orioles losing streak ended tonight as they took the first game of a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians, 14-3.

O's starter Garrett Olson (9-8) set the tone early. Olson went six strong innings, allowing just three runs off eight hits, while walking three and striking out six. You heard it O's pitcher had a quality start in September (and it wasn't even Jeremy Guthrie).

The Birds were down 3-2 in the sixth inning, and then the bats came to life...the O's scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth and another five runs in the eighth to sink Cleveland.

The Birds bats' hit for the home run cycle...Luke Scott (solo shot), Ramon Hernandez (2-run dinger), Adam Jones (3-run blast) and Aubrey Huff (grand slam) all went deep to account for ten of the O's runs. Huff and Jones each went 3-for-5 with four RBIs a piece...welcome back Aubrey! Melvin Mora is expected to return Tuesday, adding even more power to the O's lineup...

Jeremy Guthrie was scratched as tomorrow's starter due to the flu; Radhames Liz is scheduled to take the's hoping the O's can start a winning streak at home...

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