3:35 PM ET, June 21, 2007
Petco Park, San Diego, California
• Summary: Alberto Castillo hit his first home run in more than two years, leading Erik Bedard and the Orioles past David Wells and the Padres 6-3.
• Tough-luck loser: Wells went 6 1/3 innings and allowed 10 hits for the second straight start. He gave up three runs, two earned, struck out four and walked three.
• Figure this: Miguel Tejada appeared just long enough to extend his streak of consecutive games played to 1,152, the fifth-longest in big-league history.
• Quotable pt. 1: "He was making a joke like, 'We were collecting for you because you went deep.'" -- Castillo on teammate Freddie Bynum, who handed him a cap with some bills in it after money floated down from the stands onto the field
• Quotable pt. 2: "I was ready to call time out and put some in my pocket, although I didn't see any 20s or 50s or 100s. It was kind of cool. It was fun for the fans. It wasn't fun for me." -- Wells
-- ESPN.com news services
Orioles 6, Padres 3
The Red Sox make their first visit to Petco Park this weekend and the three-game series will feature some terrific pitching matchups. On Friday night, Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka will start in the same ballpark where he pitched Japan to victory over Cuba in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic on March 20, 2006, winning the tournament MVP award, as well. He'll oppose Greg Maddux. Saturday's matchup is Tim Wakefield against Chris Young, with Sunday's finale featuring 10-game winner Josh Beckett against Padres ace Jake Peavy, who is 9-1 with an NL-leading 1.98 ERA.
Regular Season Series
|3rd||M Giles grounded out to second, H Bocachica scored.||0||1|
|4th||A Castillo hit sacrifice fly to left, J Payton scored.||1||1|
|5th||M Mora safe at first on throwing error by third baseman K Kouzmanoff, N Markakis scored, K Millar to third.||2||1|
|6th||A Castillo homered to left.||3||1|
|6th||M Cameron grounded into fielder's choice to third, M Giles scored, A Gonzalez out at second.||3||2|
|8th||C Gomez doubled to right, C Patterson and A Castillo scored, B Roberts to third.||5||2|
|9th||C Patterson grounded out to second, M Mora scored, J Payton to second.||6||2|
|9th||K Kouzmanoff doubled to deep right center, M Cameron scored.||6||3|
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|Stadium||Petco Park, San Diego, CA|
|Attendance||40,680 (95.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||71 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Bruce Froemming, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Mark Wegner|