Dave Trembley stressed before the game how important it was for the Orioles to win the second game of the series and give themselves a chance to close out the homestand on a winning note. He got his wish.
"I just liked the fight that we showed tonight,'' he said. "There were a lot of big plays, Hendrickson got the big double play...It was a big game for us, evening up the homestand going into tomorrow."
He was also happy to see Matt Wieters hit the first homer of his major league career, but didn't buy into the notion that Wieters needed to get his first home run out of the way.
"I think every time he plays he's learning and getting better,'' Trembley said. "I think everybody needed it. I think it's a lift for your entire ballclub."
He also explained that he didn't want to push starter Koji Uehara past the fifth inning, even though he had surrendered just two runs, but probably will give him a little more rope the next time he takes the mound.
"He was much better than he was the last time,'' Trembley said, "and I suspect that next time he'll be back where he was...I didn't see any point in trying to extend him any further than he had gone. He was either going to win it or get no decision."