Baltimore 6, Oakland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 19698

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 55-46 29-21 26-25 L1
Baltimore 53-49 25-26 28-23 W1

Recap

Orioles 6, Athletics 1: Wei-Yin Chen struck out a career-best 12 in 5 2/3 innings and Matt Wieters slugged a three-run homer as host Baltimore salvaged the finale of the three-game series.

Chen (9-6) set a record for most strikeouts by a Taiwanese pitcher and allowed just three hits and one unearned run as the Orioles won for only the second time in seven games.

Red-hot Oakland, which is 18-4 in July, lost for just the second time in 11 games.

Wieters entered the contest in a 1-for-30 slump but gave Baltimore a 4-0 lead in the third with a three-run blast into the left-center field seats off Oakland starter Travis Blackley (3-3).

Adam Jones one-hopped the left-center fence with a run-scoring double immediately prior to Wieters clubbing his 13th homer of the campaign.

Chen took a 5-0 lead into the sixth and allowed a run-scoring single by Yoenis Cespedes. He left with the bases loaded and Darren O’Day extinguished the threat by retiring Derek Norris on a pop-up.

Omar Quintanilla had three hits and added a sixth-inning homer for Baltimore.

Blackley allowed five runs and six hits in five innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chen’s 12 strikeouts are the most by a Baltimore hurler since Erik Bedard fanned 15 Texas Rangers on July 7, 2007. … Oakland’s streak of homering in 18 consecutive road games ended. … Orioles 2B Brian Roberts will undergo season-ending hip surgery. He played in just 17 games this season due to injuries. … Athletics OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) sat out while OF Josh Reddick (back) returned from a one-day absence. … Baltimore DH Jim Thome (neck) missed his second straight game. … Oakland acquired C George Kottaras from the Milwaukee Brewers for reliever Fautino De Los Santos, who was at Triple-A Sacramento. … Orioles OF Lew Ford went 0-for-3 in his first major-league game since 2007. He was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Baltimore
Travis Blackley Player Wei-Yin Chen
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.2
1 Strikeouts 12
6 Hits 3
9.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Oakland   Baltimore
Yoenis Cespedes Player Omar Quintanilla
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 7 0 9 .206 19 14 1 4 1 2
Baltimore 8 2 16 .250 10 5 5 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Orioles have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Athletics have a W/L % of .582 after a win and .500 after a loss.