Berkman-Jakubauskas face off; Markakis has career-best hitting streak
By Dan Connolly
Jun 29, 2011 | 3:47 PM
Orioles pitcher Chris Jakubauskas faced Lance Berkman on Wednesday for the first time since last April when Berkman, then with the Astros, hit Jakubauskas, then with the Pirates, in the head with a liner.
The first two at-bats were thankfully uneventful.
Berkman walked on nine pitches to lead off the second inning and scored on Colby Rasmus' two-run homer.
In the third, Berkman hit a sacrifice fly to center to score the Cardinals' fourth run.
Heading into the fourth, the Orioles are trailing 4-1. Their one run came courtesy of a RBI double by Nick Markakis, who extended his hitting streak to a career best 18 games.