Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wei-Yin Chen, 2012 Topps Heritage High Numbers #H609

Wei-Yin Chen had his game face on tonight, avoiding the late-inning lapses that have dogged him recently, and the Orioles hung on to avoid a sweep at the hands of the wild card-leading Rays. The lefty won his seventh game with seven strong innings, allowing a pair of solo home runs for Tampa Bay's only scores of the night. The O's also played a bit of long ball, with Adam Jones swatting his 26th home run and Chris Davis absolutely pulverizing a ball onto Eutaw Street for his 46th. Crush is tied with Jim Gentile for third-most homers in a single season in team history. The Jones and Davis homers provided the winning margin, as Tommy Hunter pitched out of an inherited two-on, no-out jam in the ninth inning. He earned the save when Matt Wieters gunned a low throw to second base (and J. J. Hardy applied an expert tag) to catch Kelly Johnson trying to steal. Orioles 4, Rays 2. Four and a half back of the Rays, and three back of the A's. Oakland's coming to town this weekend. It's not over yet.