MLB: Orioles 6, Mets 4
By David Ginsburg
BALTIMORE ó Matt Wieters hit his first major league home run, Aubrey Huff had a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles withstood Gary Sheffield’s 507th career homer in a 6-4 victory over the New York Mets.Nick Markakis had a career-high tying four hits and scored twice for the Orioles, who blew leads of 1-0 and 4-2 before pulling away in the seventh.
Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) entered in the sixth inning with one on and one away in a 4-4 game. Robert Andino flied out to center and Brian Roberts grounded out to second.
Parnell started the seventh by striking out Adam Jones, who was caught looking at a slider. The left-handed hitting Markakis then singled off lefty Pedro Feliciano (2-2), and Huff hit a 2-2 pitch over the right-field wall for his first homer in 17 games.
Wieters, the fifth overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft, did not have a homer or an RBI in his first 13 games after being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on May 29. With one swing of the bat in the second inning, the rookie catcher ended both droughts.
Wieters’ two-run shot, which put the Orioles ahead 3-1, received a standing ovation from many in the crowd of 31,906.