Orioles: Losing well

It's always tough to lose when you play that far into extra innings -- especially on the road -- but I don't think this one is going to linger. The game was essentially lost before the Orioles battled back in the eighth and ninth, and it was all but over when closer Matt Linstrom got the first two outs of the ninth with a three run lead.

The positives: Koji Uehara pitched well. Chris Ray pitched very well upon his return from Norfolk. Jim Johnson was overpowering. The Orioles showed great resilience. Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie scored the tying run in the ninth as a pinch runner. Pitcher Rich Hill had a good at-bat as a pinch hitter. Ty Wigginton and Oscar Salazar each had two big hits after coming off the bench.

The negatives: Danys Baez gave up five runs in the seventh. Adam Jones struggled at the plate all night. Wigginton made a critical baserunning mistake. Brian Bass walked the leadoff hitter in the 12th.

Except for the final score Mrs. Lincoln, it was a pretty entertaining night.

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