Jason Berken ceded two runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings. (Joy R Absalon/MLB.com)
By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com
The Orioles' bats went to work for Jason Berken in his Majors debut, as Adam Jones' fifth-inning two-run homer was the deciding blow that put the Orioles ahead and gave the rookie the victory. Aubrey Huff and Nolan Reimold also went deep.
Game Scores: Romero, R , Berken . Pitches-strikes: Romero, R 93-57, Carlson 19-13, Downs, S 23-13, Berken 89-57, Albers, M 25-18, Johnson, J 36-21. Groundouts-flyouts: Romero, R 11-0, Carlson 1-2, Downs, S 1-0, Berken 4-5, Albers, M 2-2, Johnson, J 3-1. Batters faced: Romero, R 27, Carlson 5, Downs, S 6, Berken 24, Albers, M 7, Johnson, J 8. Inherited runners-scored: Carlson 1-0. Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Mark Wegner.
3B: Tim Timmons. Weather: 54 degrees, drizzle. Wind: 11 mph, In from CF. T: 2:46. Att:
10,130. Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards. May 26, 2009 May 26, 2009
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