Baltimore 12, Pittsburgh 6

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Victor Carapazza,
Attendance - 29995

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 6 10 0
Baltimore 4 0 1 5 0 1 0 1 12 16 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 32-30 19-11 13-19 L3
Baltimore 37-26 19-14 18-12 W5

Recap


Orioles 12, Pirates 6
: Steve Pearce homered and drove in five runs and Matt Wieters went 4-for-5 with five RBIs as host Baltimore completed a three-game interleague sweep.

Mark Reynolds also went 4-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored and Chris Davis had two hits and crossed the plate three times for the Orioles, who have won a season high-tying five straight games.

Baltimore, which recorded 16 hits, pounced on Pittsburgh starter Erik Bedard (4-7) for four runs in the first inning, with Pearce highlighting the rally with a two-run double. Wieters, who began the uprising with an RBI single, drove in a run in the third with a ground-rule double to give the Orioles a 5-0 cushion.

Pearce followed Wieters' two-run single in the fourth with a three-run homer, his first of the season. Wieters added an RBI double in the sixth and Reynolds launched a solo shot in the eighth for Baltimore's final run.

Tommy Hunter (3-3) held Pittsburgh hitless through the first four innings before allowing five runs over the next two frames. The right-hander yielded seven hits and struck out five without a walk, and registered his first victory since April 24 against Toronto.

Bedard was battered for seven runs and eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings. The former Oriole has lost three straight on the road.

Rod Barajas belted a three-run homer for the Pirates, who have lost three in a row for the first time since a five-game slide from April 10-14.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hunter had gone 0-2 over his previous seven starts. ... With eight doubles and two homers on Thursday, Baltimore has collected 27 extra-base hits over its last six games. ... LF Steve Tolleson and 3B Robert Andino were the only starters in the Orioles' lineup without a hit. ... The Pirates will be without Charlie Morton for the rest of the season as the right-hander underwent surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament. The 28-year-old, who last pitched on May 29, went 2-6 with a 4.65 ERA in nine starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Baltimore
Erik Bedard Player Tommy Hunter
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 7
18.90 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Baltimore
Clint Barmes Player Mark Reynolds
2 Hits 4
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 9
.500 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 10 1 15 .270 13 7 6 1 1 0
Baltimore 16 2 30 .400 19 4 12 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Orioles have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Pirates have a W/L % of .406 after a win and .633 after a loss.