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Baltimere start'r Wei-Yin Che helt up his'n end o't' pitch'r’s duel agin Kuroda fer fer innings befor t'Bombers took t'upp'r han' by a'puttin up three runs n' t'fifth. N' t'furst fer frames he allowd onlee three baserunners – un singles by Brennun Boesch an' Lyle Overbay an' a walk ta Robinsen Cano – but nairy o'um advancet pas furst base.

Boesch an' Francisco Cervelli startid t'hree-run rallee wit back-ta-back singles ta start off t'fifth. Overbay scerchet a drif' ta rite field at Nick Markakis had ta make a leap ta snare an' Boesch hustlet un a tag-up ta reech thurd. Jaysen Nix’s sac flee ta t'rite field cern'r gut t'furst run n'.

Gardn'r took Che’s nex pitch – a 90 mph fastball – down t'rite field line an' off t'foul poe fer a acoupla-run trayler run an' a 3-0 lead. It hit off t'poe whar it extendet above t'faseeun' o't' fourth deck, his'n sekunt hom'r o't' seesen.

Gardn'r playd n' onlee 16 games las seesen becawz o'a rite elboe injury at twicet appeeret ta have heelet, but didn’t rilly until t'off-seesen. He kum n' un a run o'fife hits n' 11 at-bats, but poppet out n' t'furst an' hit into a doubull play n' t'thurd. His'n six RBI noe has 'im tiet fer fourth un t'club.

At lead lookt eve bigg'r thun three runs t'way at Kuroda wuz pitchyun'. Through thems furst fife innings, he wurked ekunomicallee an' efficyintlee. He gut through 'um un 65 pitches, allowd fer singles an' didn’t alloe t'Orioles ta git a runn'r into sceryun' posishun.

Baltimere’s bes chance ta scere off Kuroda wuz t'sevanth aft'r Adam Jones let off wit un infield sangle ta t'lef side. Kuroda quashet t'hreet.

He struck out Chris Davis, t'Orioles’ hottest hitt'r wit 19 RBI n' thar furst 11 games, un a callt thurd strike aft'r Davis had battlet frum un 0-2 count ta a full count. He gut Matt Wieters ta flee out meeklee ta lef field an' the J.J. Hardy ta groun out ta sekunt base. Jones, too, nev'r gut off furst base.

He fannet Davis wit a runn'r un sekunt ta end t'game.


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