Posted September 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter had a meeting with his coaches to decide whether to start catcher Matt Wieters in Sunday's series finale. ''It was a short conversation,'' Showalter said. ''Matt means a lot to us and we like his presence in the lineup.'' Wieters hit two solo home runs and Endy Chavez had four hits to help the Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 on Sunday and remain within a game of the New York Yankees in the AL East. ''I'm finally putting the barrel on a few balls,'' Wieters said. ''That's something you are always working on and once the game comes around you have to let it go.'' Chavez drove in two runs for the Orioles, who have won four of six in snapping a three-game road losing streak. J.J. Hardy, Mark Reynolds, Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Robert Andino also drove in runs. ''Every game right now is a must win,'' Wieters said. ''This is a tough place to...
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