It counts, and it doesn’t (updated)

Scott Moore just launched a pinch-hit, two-run homer off Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard in the bottom of the eighth to reduce Washington’s lead to 6-5.

Moore was batting for Garrett Atkins, which raised the following question:

Does this count as the Orioles’ first home run by a first baseman?

So far, the answer is “no,” because Moore hasn’t played the position tonight.

It just goes down as a pinch-hit homer - the second for the Orioles this season. Luke Scott came off the bench and connected against Tampa Bay on April 13.

Update: Corey Patterson singled to score Cesar Izturis, who doubled with one out, and tie the game, 6-6.

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