Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Mark Reynolds' two-run single in the eighth
inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in
the finale of a four-game set at Target Field.
Matt Weiters and Wilson Betemit worked back-to-back walks before both runners
advanced one base on Chris Davis' groundout. Reynolds followed with a single
to center to clear the bases.
Darren O'Day and Troy Patton each allowed a base runner in the bottom half.
However, Pedro Strop worked out of the jam and Jim Johnson tossed a perfect
ninth to secure the win for the O's. Johnson is tied with Atlanta's Craig
Kimbrel for the major league lead in saves with 28.
Davis hit a solo homer and Nick Markakis singled and knocked in a run for
Baltimore, which has won its last two since dropping three straight.
Wei-Yin Chen (8-5) earned the win after allowing three runs on six hits over
Josh Willingham, Trevor Plouffe and Alexi Casilla each drove in a run for the
Twins, who have dropped five of seven since the All-Star break.
Alex Burnett (3-3) was pegged with the loss after allowing two runs in the
eighth. He walked Wieters and Betemit before being replaced by Tyler
Cole De Vries started for Minnesota and gave up just one run on five hits
while striking out five in six innings of work.
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