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Game Twenty-Six: Orioles 3, Indians 2 (10 Innings)

Box Score
Win Probability Graph @ Fangraphs

Highest WPA:

Paul Byrd .286
Casey Blake .148
Aaron Fultz .075

Lowest WPA:

Tom Mastny -.214
Rafael Betancourt -.186
Victor Martinez -.162

Casey Blake's fifth inning home run was the only extra-base hit of the night for the Indians, and poor relief pitching and an unnecessary throw opened the door for the Orioles to snap a four-game losing streak.

Paul Byrd was very good, keeping Oriole hitters off-balance, scattering base hits, and eating up more than 6 innings. His sole blemish also came on a home run to an unlikely culprit (Jay Payton).

Erik Bedard retired the first twelve batters he faced, only to give up a bloop single to Jhonny Peralta. Casey Blake followed by pulling a home run to left field to begin and end the Indians' scoring.

Rafael Betancourt, who has been the Indians' most reliable reliever, allowed Baltimore to tie the game in the eighth. Tom Mastny got out of trouble in the ninth, but he allowed a leadoff single, then threw wildly to first when attempting to throw out Corey Patterson on a bunt attempt, leaving runners at the corners with nobody out.


Patterson pushed bunt
Perfectly past the pitcher.
Poor peg; O's prevail


Next Up: The crafty Sowers versus the turbulent Cabrera, 7:05 PM