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Orioles 11, Braves 2

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BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles' offense is suddenly on a major roll.

After scoring 19 runs in their previous 11 games, Baltimore has scored as many in the past two. On Sunday, Ty Wigginton hit two home runs, Robert Andino drove in three runs and stole home and Brad Bergesen pitched his first complete game to lead the Orioles to an 11-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.

On Saturday, Baltimore scored six runs in the seventh inning, and on Sunday, scored 11 runs in the first five.

  Orioles' Jones a late scratch

"Today everybody came to the ballpark with a carry-over, a lot of confidence," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said.

The offensive revival came from some unlikely sources. Andino, who is replacing Cesar Izturis due to his recent appendectomy, had three RBI in his first 70 at-bats. He had a bases-loaded walk in the third, and a two-run double in the fourth.

Andino also pulled off Baltimore's first steal of home since May 23, 2007. In the second inning, with the Orioles ahead 4-0, Brian Roberts was caught off first. Atlanta's shortstop, Yunel Escobar was about to tag Roberts, but belatedly he saw Andino dash for home. Andino easily beat the throw.

Trembley wouldn't confirm if the play was planned, but Andino said it wasn't.

"That just happened. It made it look like a play. Secret play," Andino said.

That play incensed Atlanta manager Bobby Cox. Escobar's lethargic play on the pickoff and the failure to turn a first inning double play led Cox to yank Escobar after two innings.

"We pride ourselves on doing things right, being in the game and [we] don't do things lackadaisically," Cox said.

Not only did Cox have a shortstop off his game, but Derek Lowe didn't have it, either.

The Orioles quickly pounded Lowe (7-4) for three runs in the first. Aubrey Huff's infield out scored the first run, and Wigginton's two-run home run, his fourth, scored the next two.

Roberts' single drove in the fourth run in the fifth, and Andino's steal of home, made it 5-0.

In the third, Andino's walk forced home the sixth run, and Lowe was done after 2 1/3 innings -- his shortest start since Oct. 3, 2004 -- coincidentally his last start against the Orioles.

Roberts' sacrifice fly made it 7-0. Lowe was charged with seven runs -- the most this season. In his previous five starts, he had allowed three or fewer runs.

"I stunk. It's a wrap," Lowe said.

Lowe has won 133 games. His counterpart, Bergesen has won four.

Bergesen (4-2) allowed five hits and two runs -- both on home runs to David Ross -- in the seventh and ninth.

Ross' first home run broke Bergesen's 18-inning scoreless streak. In his previous start, he held Seattle scoreless in eight innings.

"To get an early lead off a guy like that, he's such a great pitcher," Bergesen said. "To get multiple innings with runs scored early on was huge for us today."

In the fourth inning, Felix Pie singled to drive in a run, and Andino had a two-run double.

Wigginton homered off Kris Medlin in the fifth -- his fifth. Wigginton scored four runs -- equaling a career high.

Atlanta's Chipper Jones was 0 for 3. He's hitless in his past 21 at-bats, and is approaching the longest drought of his career. From Aug. 3-9, 2000, he was 0 for 23.

Notes

Baltimore CF Adam Jones was scratched due to a bruised left shin he hurt in Saturday's game. He expects to play Tuesday against the Mets. ... Atlanta manager Bobby Cox expects 1B Casey Kotchman, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 1 with a strained right calf to be ready to play on Tuesday. Kotchman has been on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett. ... The Orioles improved to 2-8 on Sundays and 4-17 in series finales. ... Baltimore scored in the first five innings -- the first time they've scored in five straight innings since Aug. 27, 2008.

 
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Players of the Game
Baltimore

T. Wigginton
AB 4
R 4
H 3
HR 2
RBI 3
Atlanta

D. Ross
AB 2
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 2
 
Atlanta Braves
Nate McLouth, CF3000000 .254
    Gregor Blanco, CF0000100 .000
Yunel Escobar, SS1000000 .293
    Diory Hernandez, SS3000011 .129
Chipper Jones, DH3000100 .298
Brian McCann, C2010001 .327
    David Ross, C2222000 .296
Garret Anderson, LF4010001 .254
Barbaro Canizares, 1B4000014 .235
Martin Prado, 3B4000012 .269
Jeff Francoeur, RF3000000 .250
Kelly Johnson, 2B3010000 .238
Totals3225223  
Batting
HR - David Ross 2 (5, Bergesen, Bergesen)
RBI - David Ross 2 (14)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Acosta-Johnson-Canizares
Atlanta Braves
Derek Lowe (L,7-4) 2.1877301 4.08
Kris Medlen 4644531 5.91
Manny Acosta 1.2100110 1.54
Pitches-Strikes - Derek Lowe 80-48, Kris Medlen 81-39, Manny Acosta 27-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Derek Lowe 3-4, Kris Medlen 4-5, Manny Acosta 1-2
Batters Faced - Derek Lowe 18, Kris Medlen 23, Manny Acosta 6
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B1112200 .299
   a- Oscar Salazar, PH-3B2010010 .300
Nolan Reimold, LF5010115 .287
Nick Markakis, RF5110014 .284
Aubrey Huff, 1B5021012 .261
Ty Wigginton, 3B-2B4433101 .235
Luke Scott, DH3210202 .314
Gregg Zaun, C4120104 .209
Felix Pie, CF4111106 .202
Robert Andino, SS4123101 .257
Totals3711151094  
a-struck out for B. Roberts in the 6th
Batting
2B - Robert Andino (2, Medlen)
HR - Ty Wigginton 2 (5, Lowe, Medlen)
SF - Brian Roberts (4)
RBI - Brian Roberts 2 (27), Aubrey Huff (41), Ty Wigginton 3 (18), Felix Pie (5), Robert Andino 3 (6)
2-OUT RBI - Ty Wigginton 3 (10), Felix Pie (1), Robert Andino 2 (2)
SB - Brian Roberts (13, 2nd base off Lowe/McCann), Robert Andino (2, off Lowe/McCann)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Andino-Wigginton-Huff
E - Aubrey Huff (3, Misplayed grounder), Brian Roberts (3, Throwing)
Baltimore Orioles
Brad Bergesen (W,4-2) 9522232 3.79
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Bergesen 112-76
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Bergesen 12-12
Batters Faced - Brad Bergesen 34
Game Information
Attendance - 26770
Game Time - 2:42
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Laz Diaz, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Mike Reilly, Third Base - Chuck Meriwether