Originally written September 16, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
OAKLAND -- The Orioles needed something different on Sunday if they were ever going to figure out how to win in Oakland. It turns out all they needed was to play in daylight. Baltimore continued its mastery of day baseball, winning for an American League-leading 28th time in 42 chances, to stave off a three-game sweep at the hand of the A's, who as hosts had beaten the Birds 16 of their previous 18 games dating back to 2008. Catcher Matt Wieters led the Orioles' 9-5 victory by hitting a pair of home runs and reaching base four times in all. Oakland's pitchers were more than generous in allowing nine walks. The Orioles moved to within two games of the A's lead in the wild card standings with their 27th win in 40 games. The Orioles broke it open in the seventh with a three-run rally. Wieters and Mark Reynolds drew walks to open the frame before rookie third baseman Manny Machado doubled to left-center to plate the first run. Endy Chavez's single to cente...
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