QUITE A START
The Orioles wasted no time making their presence felt in the series, scoring four times in the first inning off Milwaukee starter Jeff Suppan, who added to his woes with shoddy defense. With one out and men on first and second, Ramon Hernandez hit a comebacker that Suppan fielded and threw into right field, scoring the Orioles' second run. A sacrifice fly by Luke Scott and RBI singles from Melvin Mora and Adam Jones accounted for the other runs.
LIZ NOT MUCH BETTER
The Orioles did everything they could to make Radhames Liz comfortable, giving him a 4-0 lead after the top of the first inning and a 6-2 advantage after the top of the second. But the rookie right-hander didn't have it and was removed from the game after allowing Prince Fielder's two-run homer with no outs in the third inning, which cut the Orioles' lead to 6-5.
Orioles first baseman Aubrey Huff continued his hot hitting, going 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double and three RBIs to pace the Orioles' 13-hit attack. In his past 10 games, Huff is 20-for-42 with five home runs and 11 RBIs. With his performance last night, he took the team leads with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs.
Game 2 of the series starts tonight at 7:05 with Orioles right-hander Daniel Cabrera (5-2, 4.45) opposing Brewers right-hander Seth McClung (4-3, 3.94). McClung, whom the Orioles are familiar with from his days in Tampa Bay, has 12 career appearances against the Orioles (five starts). He has gone six innings and allowed two earned runs or fewer in three straight starts. Cabrera, who has never faced the Brewers, hasn't won since May 20, a span of five starts.