Mets top O's 5-1 in series opener

Well, this felt like 1969 all over again.

R.A. Dickey, reminding one of Tom Seaver or Jerry Koosman, shut down the Orioles Friday night as the Mets beat the Birds 5-1 in the opener of the weekend series, in front of 28,554 at Camden Yards.

They were amazin'.

Just kidding, although he did shut them down, allowing just a run over seven innings and is now 4-0, 2.78. It's not like the O's didn't have their chances. They had 11 hits and went three for 17 with runners in scoring position.

Chris Carter hit a three-run homer in the fourth for a 4-0 Mets lead. It was his first Major League homer.

Losing pitcher Jeremy Guthrie fell to 3-7, 3.83. He gave up four runs and seven hits over seven innings, throwing 111 pitches.

Juan Samuel talks with the media following the O's 5-1 loss to the Mets

The O's didn't score until the seventh when Matt Wieters led off with a single and later came around to score on a wild pitch. Miguel Tejada, Corey Patterson and Nick Markakis had two hits each for Baltimore.

The Orioles, who are now 2-5 on this homestand, have scored just 28 runs in the last 13 games. The Orioles are now 1-3 on the year in Interleague play and 102-131 all time.

Saturday night at 7 p.m. it's Brian Matusz (2-6, 5.10) facing Hisanori Takahashi (4-2, 3.80).

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