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Orioles recap: Ubaldo Jimenez stabilizes and Birds surge in 7-2 win over Padres

Orioles recap: Ubaldo Jimenez stabilizes and Birds surge in 7-2 win over Padres

Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez probably knew he wasn't the Orioles' first choice to start Wednesday night's game against the San Diego Padres, and the announced 23,785 at Camden Yards let him know he wasn't their first choice, either, when he allowed a run in the first inning.

He was booed as he struggled early on, but he settled down to pitch six strong innings and — wait for it — got a partial standing ovation when he walked off the field at the end of a four-hit, seven-strikeout performance that helped the Orioles score a 7-2 victory.

“Bent, didn't break,” manager Buck Showalter said. “What did he have, four walks? Stolen bases were a challenge,...

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