O’s homer notes

The Orioles have hit three homers off Cliff Lee tonight at Texas.

Lee had allowed just five homers all year over 103 2/3 innings and 13 starts. This is the most homers he has allowed in a single game on the season.

Nick Markakis hit a solo shot in the fourth, his sixth of the season and third over his last nine games and second on the year vs. a lefty.

Markakis homers in 2010:
April through June: 3 homers over 287 at bats.
July: 3 homers over 40 at bats.

Cesar Izturis hit a solo homer to left in the fifth. It was his first of the year and came in his 247th at bat. His last homer came August 4, 2009 at Detroit.

Adam Jones hit a booming two-run shot to center in the sixth, his 14th of the year to tie Ty Wigginton for the team lead at this point. Jones hit just five homers through May, but has now hit nine homers since June first.

Meanwhile, Chris Tillman is pitching a gem and that’s all I have to say about that.

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