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Nate McLouth homers as Orioles finally break through against Phil Hughes

Oct 11, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

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After failing to capitalize on early scoring threats against Phil Hughes, the Orioles have finally broken through against Phil Hughes. Nate McLouth led off the top of the fifth inning with a solo homer to right field to break a scoreless tie and give the Orioles a 1-0 lead.

Hughes issued leadoff walks in three out of the first four innings, but managed to wiggle out of trouble each time. The Orioles are an astounding 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position so far tonight.

The Yankees have also had their fair share of chances against Joe Saunders, the most prominent of which was when Jayson Nix led off the bottom of the third inning with a double. However, Saunders managed to strike out Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki and Mark Teixeira swinging. Yes, Joe Saunders actually did that.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Oct 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Not only does McClouth homer, he nabs an extra base hit and doubles off Russel Martin.

  2. brownsbraves11 - Oct 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Who killed Nate McLouth and started wearing his skin?

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