Matt Wieters didn’t throw any pitches tonight, but he took responsibility for one that went over the left field wall in the top of the fourth.
“The ball Hosmer hit, you can put that one on me,” Wieters said. “That was the wrong pitch at the wrong time. It was a pitch that kind of was a power pitch for him and the ball to Gordon was just a little bit up. I think something there (to Hosmer), you know, maybe with movement down we try to get a ground ball and that pitch probably wasn’t the right one at the right time.
“They put two swings on two balls with a guy on base and that was really the only two balls that hurt him tonight. Freddy was able to mix and match. They ran into two pitches and four runs and we couldn’t quite score enough tonight.”
Garcia gave up five hits and four runs over six innings in his second O’s start tonight. He talked about that four-run fourth frame.
“I feel pretty good, but one bad inning and two bad pitches. I was behind the count to those hitters and gave up two homers and four runs. Bad pitches, made a mistake. Nothing you can do,” said Garcia, who is now 0-1 with an ERA of 4.26.
“I was throwing strikes, but I made two mistakes and I paid for it. That happens sometimes. Next time, I’ll do better.”
Wieters said overall it was another series win for the Orioles and that is a positive from the last three days as the team hits the road again.
“That is always a goal to win a series. Now we have to get ready for Minnesota, because those guys are playing well,” Wieters said.
Chris Davis hit his 10th homer in the last of the fourth but said former Oriole Jeremy Guthrie had a good day against the Birds.
“He was throwing everything at us,” Davis said. “He did a good job of keeping us off balance and threw a lot of strikes. The ball he left me, two strikes, just out over the plate and was able to put a good swing on it.”
Davis had gone eight games without a homer, his longest drought of the year - if you can call it that.
“I think the biggest thing for me is I’ve been patient,” he said. “Still taking walks. Few games there I was a little tentative, not as aggressive as I should have been, but guys are coming behind me driving in runs.”
Davis said his injured right knee came through this series just fine.
“Yeah, better. Today was the best day, by far. First few games, a little stiff and a little sore, but it’s going away. We’re treating it and it’s not a factor,” he said.
Over his last 40 regular-season games, dating to last Sept. 26, Davis is batting .317 with 17 homers and 44 RBIs.