Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun
May 10, 2012
Following a postponement on May 9, the Orioles made some history in the first game of a doubleheader the next day.
Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis opened the bottom of the first inning with home runs off Colby Lewis, becoming the first American league team to ever do that. Hardy, coincidentally, had been part of the Milwaukee Brewers team that last completed that feat in 2007.
Adam Jones also homered in the game, and Wei-Yin Chen improved to 3-0, allowing two runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking one.
"Definitely this is my best outing of this year so far," Chen said through interpreter Tim Lin. "I'm lucky because this is a really tough lineup for me and I think because I'm a new guy, they don't know me that much but on the other hand, I felt really, really good today and I had good command."