Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Waters nearly perfect in complete game shutout

It took just over a month, but the Orioles finally won consecutive games as Chris Waters pitched the O's past Toronto 2-0.

Waters (3-3) went nine innings, allowing just four hits. He walked two and struck out three, and needed only 106 pitches to blank the Blue Jays. The O's offense managed just six hits, but scored twice to give Waters the win. Brian Roberts had an RBI double in the third, and Luke Scott blasted a solo shot in the fourth to give the Birds a 2-0 advantage...it was more than enough for Waters.

Nick Markakis doubled in the first inning, giving him 46 for the season. Brian Roberts and Aubrey Huff each have 48 doubles, and they could become the first trio of players in MLB history to have 50 doubles in a season on the same team...there's always a reason to watch the Birds in late September!

The O's send Brian Bass to the mound tomorrow night in Toronto...

(photos courtesy of MLB.com)

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