Tommy Hanson got his first major league win, though he didn’t pitch all that well. He gave up nine hits and walked five, striking out five. However, only one of the hits was for extra bases (a double, leading off the bottom of the first) and after giving up two early runs he was able to scatter the hits. Bobby seemed determined to get him the loss anyway, but finally pulled him with the bases loaded and two out in the sixth, and Moylan got a strikeout to end it.
The Braves took a 2-0 lead in the first when Escobar homered. After the Orioles tied it up, McCann singled in a run in the fifth, then ACHE drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 4-2. Francoeur drove in a run with a seventh-inning single, and they got some real breathing room in the eighth with a solo homer from Prado and another RBI single from McCann, who finished 4-4 with a walk.
O’Flaherty breezed through the seventh. Soriano, pitching for the sixth time in seven days, was not nearly at his best in the eighth and loaded the bases (partly due to Prado committing an error on what should have been a double play ball) but got a popup and grounder to end it. Pitching with a five-run lead (why not?) Gonzalez gave up two singles and threw a wild pitch, but got a GIDP in the middle to avoid any damage.
Canizares played first base and hit sixth, going 2-5; Chipper (who was 0-4) was the DH, and Prado played third.