Atlanta 4, Baltimore 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 15, 2012 7:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 30384

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 37-27 19-14 18-13 L1
Atlanta 35-29 15-15 20-14 W1

Recap


Braves 4, Orioles 2:
 Rookie Andrelton Simmons slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning as host Atlanta snapped its four-game losing streak.

Simmons’ blast off Brian Matusz (5-7) helped end Baltimore’s five-game win streak.

Atlanta starter Tommy Hanson allowed two unearned runs over 5 1/3 innings. Chad Durbin (3-0) picked up the win in relief, Kris Medlen tossed two scoreless innings and Craig Kimbrel earned his 19th save in 20 chances.

Matusz, who saw his scheduled Wednesday start pushed back when a ball hit him in the nose during bunting practice, fell to 0-6 lifetime in interleague play. He allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings.

Braves leadoff hitter Michael Bourn extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a seeing-eye RBI single in the sixth that pushed Atlanta’s lead to 4-2.

Brian McCann, who homered for the second straight game, launched a first-pitch fastball to right-center to give Atlanta a 1-0 first-inning lead. But the Orioles grabbed a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Wilson Betemit barely beat the throw home on Steve Pearce’s sacrifice fly.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Baltimore hit into four double plays Friday, raising its season total to an MLB-high 72. ... Simmons finished 3-for-4, upping his average to .333. ... This was Medlen's first appearance since being called up from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Atlanta
Brian Matusz Player Tommy Hanson
Loss W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 5.1
7 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 4
6.35 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Baltimore   Atlanta
Wilson Betemit Player Andrelton Simmons
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 6 0 8 .214 18 5 1 7 0 0
Atlanta 11 2 21 .333 15 9 4 3 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Braves have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Orioles have a W/L % of .595 after a win and .556 after a loss.