The Orioles kept putting runners on base against Angels starter Joel Pineiro. They could only waste so many opportunities.
Robert Andino and Craig Tatum singled to lead off the bottom of the fifth. Andino hustled to third base on J.J. Hardy’s fly ball, and he scored the tying run on Nick Markakis’ single.
Adam Jones followed with a sacrifice fly, his second RBI of the night.
Orioles 3, Angels 2.
Markakis was 0-for-13 before his single. He grounded into a double play to end a threat in the second inning.
The Orioles have 10 hits through five innings. In their two previous games, they totaled one run and five hits in 18 innings.
Update: Both starting pitchers are out of the game, and the Orioles are clinging to a 3-2 lead.
Brad Bergesen allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. He threw 79 pitches, 53 for strikes.
That’s five quality starts from the rotation in the last seven games.
The Orioles collected 11 hits off Pineiro in 5 1/3 innings. He didn’t look pleased to come out of the game.
Memo to Pineiro: You gave up 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
The Orioles need to stop lining into double plays.