Ty Wigginton carried the Orioles offense today. He just drove in his third run of the game with his third hit of the game to give the Orioles a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning, but the Cardinals scored a run in the eighth and won the game in the ninth when O's reliever Kam Mickolio surrendered a two-out, RBI single to outfielder John Jay.
"He (Wigginton) kind of turns it up,'' manager Dave Trembley said afterward, "especially with men on base. He uses the whole field. He gets his base hits, his doubles and his home runs. He doesn't chase bad pitches."
Hayden Penn pitched two innings and gave up a run. He surrendered a leadoff double to Chris Duncan in the seventh, but worked out of trouble. He left a runner on in the eighth when he gave way to Bob McCrory, but that run eventually scored.