With their backs against the wall and facing elimination, the Phillies send out their young ace to the mound. O's score 4 times in the first and don't score again until the 7th inning.
Meanwhile, the Phillies took advantage of a huge second inning in which they scored 8 runs and never looked back.
With the Game 1 win the Phillies forced an afternoon game for all the marbles.
Sarratore (4-3, Run, RBI).
Orioles Win Ettare Division Championship
O's build up a modest 4-0 lead in the first three innings, only to see the Phillies take it all back and then some, scoring 8 times in the top of the fourth.
Trailing 10-5 in the 7th the O's bats finally wake up. A total of 13 Orioles hitters stepped in the batter's box that inning banging out 9 hits and scoring 9 runs. The inning was highlighted by Eddie Garcia's double to the left-center field wall that gave the O's the lead. With 2 outs in the eighth Garcia came through once again with another RBI-double to give the O's another huge insurance run.
Rains comes out and pitches a perfect ninth to get the complete game win and give the O's their fourth consecutive title.
E. Garcia (2-2, 2 2B, 2 RBI, Run), M. Fraser (3-5, 2 Runs, 3 RBI), J. Newman (4-5, 2 Runs, 3 2B, 3 RBI).
Mets Win Nicewonger Division Championship 2-0
Bacon (3-4, 2B, Run, 2 RBI), Monigold (2-4, 2 RBI), Shannon (3-4, 2B, 2 Runs, 2 RBI), Trybom (2-2, 2 Runs, RBI), Ramback (7.1 IP, Win).
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Tigers Win Dunn Division Championship 2-1
Craig Jones had another stellar outing keeping the Giants off-balance with his wicked changeup.
The Tigers win their second division title -- their first being in 1997.