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Pie hits for cycle; Orioles beat Angels 16-6

Aug 15, 2009 - 3:33 AM By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer

BALTIMORE(AP) -- Felix Pie became the fourth player in Baltimore Orioles history to hit for the cycle, then got two pies in the face from his teammates during the postgame television interview.

It was an emotional Friday night for the seldom-used outfielder, who later apologized for celebrating the rare feat a bit too vigorously.

With Pie (pronounced pee-AY) leading the way, the Orioles tied club records for extra-base hits and doubles in a 16-6 rout of the Los Angeles Angels.

Pie doubled in the first inning, homered in the third, then rounded out the feat during a seven-run seventh. He opened the inning by beating out an infield single, then tripled to the gap in right-center to reach a career high for hits in a game.

"I didn't know I hit for the cycle," Pie said. "(Third base coach) Juan Samuel tells me and I say, 'Wow. Really?' It's exciting, you know."

Pie lifted his arm in triumph and waved to the cheering fans from third base. But his enthusiasm was blunted when he looked at Angels manager Mike Scioscia staring from the dugout.

"It's a special time for me but I'm sad because I showed too much emotion on the field," Pie said. "I apologize to Mike Scioscia and the players on the other team. It's part of the game, emotion, but I showed too much."

During his postgame session with reporters, Scioscia made no mention of Pie's display, which continued when he reached the dugout after the seventh.

Pie came in hitting .234 and batted eighth in the lineup for his 37th start of the season.

"It probably makes him feel real good because he's put in a lot of hard work," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "And he's turned the corner as far as being a professional and being accepted in the clubhouse."

That was evident when Adam Jones, then Robert Andino, planted shaving cream pies in the outfielder's face.

It was the seventh cycle in the majors this season and the second this week. Troy Tulowitzki of Colorado did it Monday night against the Chicago Cubs.

Pie joins Brooks Robinson (1960), Cal Ripken Jr. (1984) and Aubrey Huff (2007) as the only Orioles to hit for the cycle.

"That leaves him in pretty special company," Trembley said.

Baltimore finished with 12 extra-base hits, tying the mark set last year against Detroit. The Orioles' nine doubles matched the club record set on July 30, 1996, against Minnesota.

"You don't expect Anaheim to come to town and we score 16 runs, that's for sure," said Brian Roberts, who had two of his four hits in Baltimore's six-run first inning. "But we all know when it starts to roll, it just happens like that."

The offensive display began against one of the hottest pitchers in the AL, Jered Weaver.

Weaver (12-4) gave up nine hits and four walks in 3 1-3 innings, his shortest outing since July 2008, against Cleveland. The only other time he gave up eight runs in a game was against Kansas City on May 7, 2008.

"There's always going to be the occasional game like this. Weav's really been throwing the ball well for us," Scioscia said. "It obviously wasn't pretty, but we'll move forward."

Weaver was 5-0 in nine starts since June 20 and was 9-1 since May 17. But the right-hander struggled against a Baltimore team that had totaled 10 runs in its last four games and had scored in double figures only twice since July 7.

"Those guys came out swinging. I didn't have command very much, fell behind, and we fell behind," Weaver said. "Our offense did a great job getting some runs, but you've got to tip your hats when needed. Those guys did a great job of swinging the bats."

Pie had four RBIs to help the Orioles to only their eighth win in 27 games since the All-Star break. Cesar Izturis had three hits and three RBIs.

Rookie Chris Tillman (1-0) earned his first major league win, allowing seven hits and three earned runs in 6 2-3 innings.

Los Angeles took a 2-0 in a first inning that featured a decidedly unusual play. With two outs and runners on first and second, Vladimir Guerrero swung at a pitch that had already bounced in front of the plate. He lifted a bloop to left-center that dropped in, and a run scored when Pie's throw toward second base rolled to the wall.

NOTES: Baltimore's Nick Markakis reached base in a 34th straight game, tying a personal high. ... Weaver's ERA went from 3.73 to 4.12.








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    LA ANGELS 6
    BALTIMORE 16 FINAL

    Aug 14 10:27 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JUAN RIVERA SCORED REGGIE WILLITS
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J RIVERA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 6
    BALTIMORE 16 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: K MORALES (.304, 1-FOR-3)

    Angels 6, Orioles 16  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 14 10:01 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY FELIX PIE SCORED MATT WIETERS AND AUBREY HUFF
    SITUATION: 7 RUNS IN, F PIE ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 5
    BALTIMORE 16 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: C IZTURIS (.271, 3-FOR-4, 3 RBI)

    Angels 5, Orioles 16  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 14 9:52 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT WIETERS SCORED NICK MARKAKIS
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M WIETERS ON FIRST, A HUFF ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 5
    BALTIMORE 14 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M MORA (.259, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Angels 5, Orioles 14  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 14 9:48 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY NICK MARKAKIS SCORED ADAM JONES
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, N MARKAKIS ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 5
    BALTIMORE 13 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.257, 2-FOR-3, BB, 2 RBI)

    Angels 5, Orioles 13  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 14 9:44 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ADAM JONES SCORED BRIAN ROBERTS
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A JONES ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
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    BALTIMORE 12 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.301, 0-FOR-4)

    Angels 5, Orioles 12  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 14 9:41 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
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    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B ROBERTS ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
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    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A JONES (.292, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Angels 5, Orioles 11  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 14 9:39 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
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    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C IZTURIS ON THIRD, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 5
    BALTIMORE 10 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.290, 3-FOR-4, RBI)

    Angels 5, Orioles 10  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 14 9:37 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHONE FIGGINS SCORED GARY MATTHEWS JR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C FIGGINS ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 5
    BALTIMORE 9 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.299, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Angels 5, Orioles 9  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 14 9:27 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARY MATTHEWS JR. SCORED MIKE NAPOLI
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G MATTHEWS JR. ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 4
    BALTIMORE 9 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.302, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Angels 4, Orioles 9  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 14 9:25 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRIAN ROBERTS SCORED CESAR IZTURIS
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B ROBERTS ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 3
    BALTIMORE 9 BOTTOM,5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A JONES (.293, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Angels 3, Orioles 9  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 14 8:57 PM
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    Angels 3, Orioles 8  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 14 8:49 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MATT WIETERS SCORED ADAM JONES
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N REIMOLD ON FIRST, A HUFF ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 3
    BALTIMORE 8 BOTTOM,4TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M MORA (.259, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Angels 3, Orioles 8  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 14 8:38 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BOBBY ABREU (10) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF CHRIS TILLMAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 3, BALTIMORE 7
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.302, 1-FOR-1)

    Angels 3, Orioles 7  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 14 8:11 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY FELIX PIE (3) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF JERED WEAVER.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 2, BALTIMORE 7
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: C IZTURIS (.266, 1-FOR-1, 2 RBI)

    Angels 2, Orioles 7  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 14 8:05 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CESAR IZTURIS SCORED FELIX PIE AND MELVIN MORA
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, C IZTURIS ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 2
    BALTIMORE 6 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.287, 1-FOR-1)

    Angels 2, Orioles 6  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 14 7:36 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY FELIX PIE SCORED NOLAN REIMOLD
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, F PIE ON SECOND, M MORA ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 2
    BALTIMORE 4 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: C IZTURIS (.263, 2 HR, 19 RBI)

    Angels 2, Orioles 4  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 14 7:35 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MELVIN MORA SCORED AUBREY HUFF
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M MORA ON FIRST, N REIMOLD ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 2
    BALTIMORE 3 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: F PIE (.234, 2 HR, 11 RBI)

    Angels 2, Orioles 3  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 14 7:34 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY AUBREY HUFF SCORED ADAM JONES AND BRIAN ROBERTS
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A HUFF ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 2
    BALTIMORE 2 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N REIMOLD (.271, 10 HR, 32 RBI)

    Angels 2, Orioles 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 14 7:27 PM


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    LA ANGELS 2 2 2 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 1 (BOT 1)


    CURRENT PITCHERS: LAA - JERED WEAVER
    BAL - CHRIS TILLMAN

    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.285, 9 HR, 47 RBI)
    A JONES (.292, 19 HR, 65 RBI)
    N MARKAKIS (.303, 13 HR, 78 RBI)

    Angels 2, Orioles 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 14 7:17 PM