Well, the O’s and their fans have had some fun at Camden Yards this weekend. The O’s wins this weekend vs. Boston (2) matches their win total of all last year vs. Boston (2-16).
Here are more notes on the homers and the win:
The Birds scored a season-high 12 runs in the 12-9 win over Boston and they hit five homers in the game. The O’s had their best night of the year batting with runners in scoring positon, going 5 for 7 (.714) in those situations. They left just one runner on base in the game.
Ty Wigginton hit two homers in the game and has a team-leading eight on the season. He hit a solo shot off Daisuke Matsuzaka in the 5th and a solo blast off Tim Wakefield an inning later.
It’s his second multi-homer game on the year and the 11th of his career. He had hit just one homer over his last eight games before Saturday. He has hit all eight of his homers over the past 17 contests. Wigginton is batting .407 (11 for 27) over his past eight games.
Nick Markakis entered the game with 4 RBI on the year in 88 at bats and he knocked in five tonight to tie his career high. He also had 5 RBI games on 9-22-07 at Texas and 4-17-09 at Boston.
Markakis went 3 for 4 and hit a three-run homer in the 6th. He is 5 for 8 in this series and batting .421 (16 for 38) with two homers and 7 RBI over his last nine games.
Matt Wieters three-run homer in the 5th gave the Orioles a 7-4 lead and was his first homer since Opening Day at Tampa. Wieters is 2 for 18 over his last five games.
Over the last 9 games: 6
Last night vs. Boston: 5
The O’s single-game record for homers is seven which they hit on 5-17-67 at Boston and on 8-26-85 at California.
The most homers the O’s have hit in one game at Camden Yards is six. They have done that four times. The record for most homers by both teams in one game at Camden Yards is 11. The O’s and California combined for 11 on July 1, 1994. The teams combined for nine on Saturday.
Orioles first five games vs. Boston:
2009: 0-5 and outscored 34-14
2010: 3-2 and have outscored the Sox 33-30
O’s pitching has allowed seven home runs vs. Boston in this series and the O’s have given up a homer in five straight games, yielding 11 total in that stretch.
In this series, the O’s as a team have 21 hits in 69 at bats (.304) and have scored 17 runs with three doubles and six homers. They have gone 7 for 13 at bat with runners in scoring position.
According to the O’s media guide, the club has not had a three-game home sweep of the Red Sox since September of 1974. They did have a four-game sweep at home vs. the Sox in July of 1998.
The last time the O’s won four in a row over Boston, which they can do with a win Sunday, was in July of 2004.
The Orioles are 4-2 since beginning the year at 2-16 and are now 4-4 in this 12-game stretch vs. Boston and New York.
O’s record in 2010:
When scoring four runs or more: 6-3
When scoring less than four runs: 0-15