Starter Bruce Chen settled down after yielding three first-inning runs -- shutting the Pirates out for the next five innings -- but the Orioles' offense produced just one run on Wednesday night, on Miguel Tejada's solo blast off Kip Wells leading off the eighth.
Lloyd McClendon started four lefties against southpaw Bruce Chen, and it paid off as one of those players, Rob Mackowiak, hit a two-run triple and two-run single. The support was more than enough for Kip Wells, who allowed one run over seven-plus strong innings.
Williams pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. Wells pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
WP: Ryan. HBP: Nivar (by Wells). Pitches-strikes: Chen 75-47, Williams 21-11, Ryan 15-10, Wells 95-59, Gonzalez 9-6, White 18-12. Ground outs-fly outs: Chen 9-7, Williams 3-0, Ryan 1-0, Wells 11-6, Gonzalez 1-1, White 3-0. Batters faced: Chen 24, Williams 6, Ryan 4, Wells 30, Gonzalez 3, White 4. Inherited runners-scored: Ryan 3-3. Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Joe Brinkman. 3B: Derryl Cousins. Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 7 mph, R to L. T: 2:32. Att: 37,438.
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner