Down to their final out, the Orioles finally came though with men on, as Matt Wieters hit a two-out, two-run single in the 10th inning to deliver a 4-3 comeback win in front of an announced 23,653 at Camden Yards.
The Orioles traded for right-hander Scott Feldman just more than two months ago to fortify their starting rotation. They believed the veteran they acquired from the Chicago Cubs would be a valuable asset in their chase for a playoff spot.
The impending return of switch-hitter Wilson Betemit from the injury he suffered in spring training does not preclude the Orioles from adding a designated hitter within the next two weeks, according to the club¿s top executive.
Right-hander Jason Hammel tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts, allowing just two earned runs on six hits as the Orioles beat the White Sox, 5-3, Thursday to win their second straight road series. After winning three of four on Chicago¿s South Side, the Orioles head west to Anaheim to complete a three-city, 10-game road trip that began with two wins in three games in Toronto.
Credit a late-inning power surge that forced extra innings, and then a six-run 10th-inning outburst that included catcher Matt Wieters' first career grand slam to give the Orioles a 10-4 comeback win over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
Long a solid center fielder and one of baseball's best baserunners, Curtis Granderson has turned into a beast at the plate since working with New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to rework his swing.
Matt Wieters' selection to next week's All-Star Game was sweet, sweet redemption for the young catcher, who was labeled as one of the biggest busts in baseball history by Baseball Prospectus before the start of the season -- just his third in the major leagues.
Chris Jakubauskas and Alfredo Simon gave up six runs apiece Monday night as the Orioles were overwhelmed in a 13-4 loss to the Rangers. ... The Orioles will purchase the contract of Mitch Atkins so he can start Tuesday night's game against the Rangers. ... About a year ago, when the Orioles were in Texas before the All-Star Break, Buck Showalter was contemplating whether he should return to baseball. ... Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was selected to his first career All-Star Game on Sunday, but Adam Jones trails Paul Konerko in voting for the final spot.