--DH Vladimir Guerrero became the second Oriole to give Baltimore a walk-off victory in three days with his 12th-inning single Thursday. Guerrero had been 0-for-5 in the game, but his RBI gave the Orioles a fifth consecutive victory. Guerrero heads to Seattle with a .302 average.
--RHP Jeremy Guthrie went seven solid innings Thursday, and the offense finally put up some support behind the veteran. Guthrie did not get a decision in the game, which was tied, 5-5, when he departed. Guthrie struck out four and walked none on 107 pitches. He allowed nine hits and five runs, four earned. He did commit one of three Orioles errors with a wild throw, his second defensive miscue of the year.
--RHP Jeremy Accardo pitched two scoreless innings Thursday to pick up the victory and preserve part of the bullpen heading into a weekend series at Seattle. Accardo needed only 24 pitches to get through two perfect innings. He is 3-1 with a 4.18 ERA.
--3B Mark Reynolds reached the Mendoza Line on Thursday. The slugger went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. He also struck out three times, but finished the game with his average at .200. Reynolds hit .198 for Arizona last season.
--C Craig Tatum started and went 1-for-4 Thursday in his first big league game of the season. Tatum, who was recalled Wednesday night, caught 43 games as the club's main backup catcher in 2010. C Matt Wieters has rarely had a day off in 2011 -- in part because of his own success, but also because the club lacked a traditional backup catcher, with 1B/C Jake Fox filling in from time to time.
BY THE NUMBERS
3 -- Errors committed by the Orioles on Thursday, leading to an unearned run
QUOTE TO NOTE
"In the last two weeks he's really done well, and hats off to the people who have had him. The evaluators told us where he was. They really thought he was clicking." -- Manager Buck Showalter, on LF Nolan Reimold, who hit two home runs while going 4-for-4 on Thursday.
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