Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Series 7: Quakers take two of three from Orioles

Quakers 13-8; Orioles 7-14

Game One: Quakers 5, Orioles 4
WP: Keen (2-0)
LP: Cuellar (1-3)
HR: Carey (3), D Johnson (1), Blair (5)

Game Two: Quakers 5, Orioles 1
WP: Aldridge (2-0)
LP: McNally (1-3)
HR: Tinker (2)

Game Three: Orioles 9, Quakers 2
WP: Palmer (2-2)
LP: T Lyons (3-2)
HR: Perez (5), F Robinson (9), Blair (6)

Max Carey drove in three runs, including a game-winning homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth, in the series opener. The Orioles scored first, with a fourth-inning home run by Davey Johnson, and Mike Cuellar held that 1-0 lead into the seventh, when Guilford put together a four-run rally that included a two-run triple by Carey. But reliever Vic Keen promptly surrendered a three-run homer to Paul Blair to tie the score. Carey untied it in the ninth. Quakers starter Elmer Jacobs got a no-decision for seven innings of six-hit ball.

The second game was scoreless into the bottom of the seventh, when Joe Tinker reached Dave McNally for a leadoff homer. The Quakers added four more in the eighth, with Tinker driving in two more with a bases-loaded single. Vic Aldridge went the distance for Guilford, holding Baltimore to eight hits and not allowing a run until there were two outs in the ninth.

Jim Palmer got plenty of run support from the Orioles in the third game and needed little of it. Palmer held the Quakers to just three hits, but one was a two-run homer by Tony Perez. Baltimore got another three run homer from Blair and a solo homer by Frank Robinson. Blair scored three runs and Mark Belanger drove in three.

Pitcher availability: The Baltimore bullpen is fully rested. Sheriff Blake pitched one inning for the Quakers; if he pitches in their next game, he should sit one game for each inning he works.

Projected starters: Quakers-- Faber-Kaufmann-Jacobs-Lyons-Faber. Orioles -- Phoebus-Cuellar-McNally-Hardin-Palmer.

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