W – Jo-Jo Reyes (7-10) L – Anthony Swarzak (3-4)
- Reyes bounced back from his last start and was able to replicate the success he had in the start prior to that. Again he pitched six innings allowing one run on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts. It wasn’t quite as clean as his best outing as an Oriole but he kept the Twins off the board for the most part and set us up for the win. Chris Jakubauskas strung together two scoreless innings to get the ball to Kevin Gregg for the 9th. Gregg allowed a single but ended the game without incident.
- Francisco Liriano started for the Twins but was out of the game after two innings with an injury. The offense took advantage against Minnesota’s bullpen. Robert Andino walked with the bases loaded against Liriano but then Craig Tatum hit a two RBI double in the 6th and Mark Reynolds launched a three run homer in the 7th inning. Vladimir Guerrero, Nolan Reimold, and Ryan Adams each singled twice. Adams, Tatum, Matt Angle, and JJ Hardy each walked. Hardy and Nick Markakis singled. Angle also singled for his first major league hit.
Player of the game: Craig Tatum – 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, double (3) (.246 AVG)
The Orioles return home this weekend for a series against the Yankees, weather permitted. Game one will definitely be played with Tommy Hunter (1-1, 6.20) facing AJ Burnett (9-10, 4.96) tonight.