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Orioles aim for seventh win in eight games

Apr 21, 2007 - 2:54 PM Toronto (8-8) at Baltimore (9-7) 7:05 pm EDT

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The Baltimore Orioles look to continue their winning ways when they host the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

The Orioles have won six of their last seven games, including Friday's 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Blue Jays. Seven of Baltimore's nine wins have been comeback victories.

Adam Loewen (1-0, 3.95 ERA) gets the start for the Orioles, who are 5-2 at Camden Yards this season. The 6-5 lefthander has just two career starts against the Blue Jays but the numbers are not good - he is 0-1 with an 8.18 ERA (10 earned runs in 11 innings).

The Blue Jays counter with Josh Towers (1-1, 2.03), who was very good in his last start on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers. The righthander allowed an unearned run and three hits over 7 2/3 innings. It was Towers' first win as a starter since May 14.

Toronto's Vernon Wells enjoys facing Baltimore. In 97 career games against the Orioles, Wells is batting .301 with 23 home runs and 71 RBI. The outfielder had a pinch-hit, two-run single in Friday's game.

Baltimore leadoff hitter Brian Roberts is batting just .212 (14-for-66). Melvin Mora leads the Orioles with four home runs and 14 RBI.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 1
    BALTIMORE 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 x 5 9 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TOR - JOSH TOWERS, JEREMY ACCARDO (6TH) AND JASON PHILLIPS
    BAL - ADAM LOEWEN, CHAD BRADFORD (6TH), DANYS BAEZ
    (8TH), CHRIS RAY (9TH) AND PAUL BAKO

    HOME RUNS: TOR

    Apr 21 9:45 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 6 1
    BALTIMORE 2 0 0 1 0 2 5 9 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - JEREMY ACCARDO
    BAL - CHAD BRADFORD

    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J GIBBONS (.236, 0-FOR-3)
    C GOMEZ (.389, 2-FOR-3)
    P BAKO (.222, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Apr 21 9:21 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO MIGUEL TEJADA SCORED PAUL BAKO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M TEJADA ON FIRST, N MARKAKIS ON SECOND, C
    PATTERSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 2
    BALTIMORE 5 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.222, 0-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. OriolesApr 21 9:15 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY COREY PATTERSON SCORED CHRIS GOMEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C PATTERSON ON SECOND, P BAKO ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 2
    BALTIMORE 4 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M MORA (.261, 1-FOR-2, SF, RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. OriolesApr 21 9:03 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ROYCE CLAYTON SCORED LYLE OVERBAY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R CLAYTON ON FIRST, A HILL ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 2
    BALTIMORE 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: J PHILLIPS (.308, 0-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays vs. OriolesApr 21 8:47 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 0 0 1 0 1 3 0
    BALTIMORE 2 0 0 1 3 7 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - JOSH TOWERS
    BAL - ADAM LOEWEN

    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: J PHILLIPS (.333, 0-FOR-1)
    R ROBERTS (.000, 0-FOR-1)
    A RIOS (.271, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Apr 21 8:22 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MELVIN MORA SCORED CHRIS GOMEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P BAKO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1
    BALTIMORE 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.275, 1-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays vs. OriolesApr 21 8:17 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADAM LIND SCORED ALEX RIOS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A LIND ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1
    BALTIMORE 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.254, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Blue Jays vs. OriolesApr 21 7:51 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 0 0 0 0 0
    BALTIMORE 2 2 4 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - JOSH TOWERS
    BAL - ADAM LOEWEN

    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: C GOMEZ (.333, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
    P BAKO (.206, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
    C PATTERSON (.227, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 21 7:35 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN MILLAR SCORED NICK MARKAKIS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K MILLAR ON FIRST, M TEJADA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 0
    BALTIMORE 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J GIBBONS (.250, 0 HR, 7 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. OriolesApr 21 7:29 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIGUEL TEJADA SCORED MELVIN MORA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEJADA ON FIRST, N MARKAKIS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 0
    BALTIMORE 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.233, 1 HR, 8 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. OriolesApr 21 7:24 PM