Betemit's splits at Turner Field are the best of any ballpark in the majors where he has at least 100 career at bats. Betemit is 67-for-212 in Atlanta, hitting .316/.393/.472 with five homers and 17 RBIs .
The Orioles opened their three-game interleague series in Atlanta with a 4-2 loss to the Braves in front of an announced crowd of 30,384, snapping Baltimore¿s five-game winning streak and falling 1 ½ games behind the division-leading Yankees.
Buck Showalter was non-committal on who will have to sit in the National League games since he can¿t use a DH. Chris Davis has been one of the club¿s hottest hitters but has been playing DH while Mark Reynolds has been at first base and Wilson Betemit primarily at third.
Give some credit to Orioles manager Buck Showalter and center fielder Adam Jones for not cursing the fates and attributing the club's recent skid to the rash of injuries that has decimated the 25-man roster.
With starting rightfielder Nick Markakis shelved with wrist surgery, making him the eighth Orioles player on the disabled list, manager Buck Showalter had to be creative making Friday night's lineup against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
In the midst of their worst losing streak of the season, the Orioles will now be without their most durable player for as long as a month. Starting rightfielder Nick Markakis will miss two to four weeks with a broken bone in his right wrist.
Just more than 12 hours after completing last night's 15-inning win over the Royals, the Orioles are back here at Kauffman Stadium for a day-after-night game to complete this quirky two-game set in Kansas City.
The Orioles hit home runs in their first three at-bats ¿ getting solo shots from Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis in the first inning ¿ part of a five-homer game in a 6-5 win in Game 1 of the doubleheader.
The move hasn't been announced yet, but the Orioles are bringing up catcher Luis Exposito. It's likely that outfielder Nolan Reimold will be heading to the disabled list because he's not listed as an available player on tonight's lineup card.
The Orioles rallied for five runs in the bottom of the ninth against A¿s closer Grant Balfour, keyed by catcher Matt Wieters¿ two-run double off the left-field wall and capped by Wilson Betemit¿s first career walk-off homer, to give them a 5-2 win.
Mark Reynolds is making his first start at first base this season this afternoon, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the move is simply another measure in taking advantage of the team's positional flexibility.