Weiters, O’s storm back to whip Rays
If the Baltimore
Despite being in last place with nothing to play for, the
“This late in the year, to not give in, that’s a lot of fight and determination,” manager Dave Trembley said.
Wieters, a former No. 1 draft pick playing in his 78th game, appears to have justified the hype that surrounded his arrival in late May.
“It’s good for the organization, it’s good for the team,”
Berken (5-11) kept the
“That’s one of the reasons why these guys are here, to help them learn how to do those sorts of things. You can’t learn that down there,” Roberts said. “He could have easily folded early on.”
It was a good night for Roberts, too. He collected his career-high 74th RBI and set a franchise record with his 52nd double of the season.
“It’s something that when it’s all said and done and I’m old and I have my grandkids sitting on my knee, I might look back and enjoy it,” he said. “But right now, it’s just kind of, try to play games and help these young guys along and get us ready for next year.”
Roberts, Wieters and
Niemann, who allowed six runs and a career-high 11 hits in 4 1-3 innings, lost for the first time in nine starts since July 26. It was his shortest start since June 21, and the six earned runs matched a career high, set in his first outing of the season against Baltimore.
“A lot of balls were left up. I didn’t really execute location very well today, and that’s what happens when you miss,” Niemann said. “They’re going to take advantage of that.”
Wieters put the
“There’s definitely progress being made,” said Wieters, who raised his batting average to .272. “There are a lot of adjustments to be made up here, and you’re going to have to keep making them.”
Only 11,575 showed up on a beautiful night for baseball. But with the
An RBI single by Zobrist and a three-run homer by Burrell staked the
“It’s definitely on me for not being able to hold that lead,” Niemann said.
Baltimore closed to 5-2 in the bottom half on Roberts’ record-breaking RBI double and a run-scoring grounder by
Izturis singled in a run in the fourth, and the