The Orioles have put runners on the corners with one out in the second inning and no outs in the third and settled for a 1-0 lead.
Good, but not nearly good enough.
Corey Patterson popped up and Cesar Izturis struck out to end the rally in the second. Josh Bell scored on Felix Pie’s double play grounder in the third, moving the Orioles ahead but eliminating the potential for a much bigger inning against A.J. Burnett.
Matt Wieters walked with one out in the fourth and was erased on Ty Wigginton’s double play.
We’ll see if it comes back to haunt them. You know how these things usually turn out.
Burnett has posted a 1.64 in three starts against the Orioles this year. They can’t keep bailing him out.
Instant update: Alex Rodriguez just tied the game in the bottom of the fourth with a home run off Brian Matusz.