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Box > Baltimore 4, Pittsburgh 3
O's sneak past Bucs
Miguel Tejada hit a two-run homer in the first, and B.J. Surhoff hit a solo homer in the fourth, but Rafael Palmeiro's sacrifice fly in the eighth provided the winning margin for Baltimore on Monday. Sidney Ponson pitched six innings, striking out four and allowing just two runs.
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Melvin Mora was tagged out at the plate in the third, but scored the winning run in the eighth. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Tike Redman hit a two-run single in the fifth, scoring Rob Mackowiak and Humberto Cota, and Matt Lawton hit a solo homer in the seventh to tie the game, but the Pirates fell to the Orioles in the first game of the three-game series, which marks their first meeting since the 1979 World Series.
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 Tejada's two-run homer
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Baltimore (35-22)
Won 3
Baltimore 4, Pittsburgh 3   PIT
Pittsburgh (26-30)
Lost 1
June 6, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0   4 9 0
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0   3 9 2
Standings through 6/6/05  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Pirates Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Newhan, CF5110011.209
Gomez, 2B4010001.417
Mora, 3B4130002.310
Tejada, SS2122200.326
Sosa, RF4000014.236
Palmeiro, 1B3001002.259
Surhoff, LF4111023.314
Fasano, C3010100.235
Ponson, P2000001.000
a-Calzado, PH1000011.200
Kline, P0000000.000
Julio, P0000000.000
b-Gibbons, PH1000000.264
Ryan, P0000000.000
Totals334943515 

a-Struck out for Ponson in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Julio in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Tejada (18, Fogg), Mora (13, Torres).
HR: Tejada (16, 1st inning off Fogg, 1 on, 2 out), Surhoff (4, 4th inning off Fogg, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Newhan; Gomez; Mora 4; Tejada 6; Surhoff 4; Fasano.
RBI: Tejada 2 (49), Surhoff (17), Palmeiro (28).
2-out RBI: Tejada 2; Surhoff.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Surhoff.
SF: Palmeiro.
GIDP: Mora.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Gomez-Tejada-Palmeiro, Tejada-Gomez-Palmeiro).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, RF2121200.274
Redman, T, CF3021002.257
Bay, LF4000034.284
Ward, 1B4020001.283
Castillo, 2B4000022.303
Mackowiak, 3B4110001.329
Cota, C4110011.247
Wilson, J, SS3011010.234
Fogg, P1000011.105
Grabow, P0000000.000
a-Doumit, PH1000000.000
Torres, P0000000.000
Gonzalez, P0000000.000
White, P0000000.000
b-Restovich, PH1000010.250
Totals313932912 

a-Grounded out for Grabow in the 7th. b-Struck out for White in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lawton (15, Ponson), Cota (7, Ponson).
HR: Lawton (7, 7th inning off Kline, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Lawton 6; Redman, T 2; Ward 2; Mackowiak; Cota 2; Wilson, J.
RBI: Wilson, J (10), Redman, T (15), Lawton (26).
2-out RBI: Redman, T; Lawton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ward; Bay.
S: Redman, T; Fogg.
SF: Wilson, J.
GIDP: Redman, T; Castillo.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Ward (4, missed catch), Cota (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Redman, T (Mora at home).
DP: (Wilson, J-Castillo-Ward).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson 6.07222404.94
Kline (BS, 2)0.22110015.31
Julio (W, 2-1)1.10000202.03
Ryan (S, 15)1.00000302.12
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fogg 5.18331124.20
Grabow 1.20001302.12
Torres (L, 2-2)0.11101002.84
Gonzalez 0.20000103.18
White 1.00000002.70

IBB: Tejada (by Fogg), Tejada (by Torres).
Pitches-strikes: Ponson 94-58, Kline 21-15, Julio 10-8, Ryan 14-9, Fogg 85-55, Grabow 22-14, Torres 7-3, Gonzalez 8-4, White 16-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ponson 10-4, Kline 1-1, Julio 1-1, Ryan 0-0, Fogg 10-4, Grabow 1-1, Torres 0-1, Gonzalez 0-1, White 3-0.
Batters faced: Ponson 25, Kline 4, Julio 4, Ryan 3, Fogg 23, Grabow 6, Torres 3, Gonzalez 2, White 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Julio 1-0, Grabow 2-0, Gonzalez 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Joe Brinkman. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:37.
Att: 15,860.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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