Berken put the O’s in a 4-0 hole after the bottom of the first. With the bases loaded and two outs Brian Roberts bobbled a ground ball that allowed the inning to continue.
Jason Berken was out after six innings and five earned runs, at least it wasn’t as bad as Hill’s outing.
Cla Meredith made his debut in the orange and black in the seventh inning. Meredith hit his first batter, but then struck out Derek Jeter and got Mark Teixeira to line into a double play.
In the top of the 9th the O’s bats finally started going. Adam Jones and Nick Markakis hit back to back homeruns, but it wasn’t enough.