Wells Breaks Up Chen's Perfect Game Attempt In Seventh
Seattle's Casper Wells drilled a solo home run during the seventh inning of Tuesday's game against the Orioles, ending Wei-Yin Chen's attempt at the first no-hitter for Baltimore in 21 years.
Chen had a perfect game going when Wells hit his home run. The Orioles have never played in a perfect game.
Chen went 6.1 hitless innings before Wells' homer, and had just fanned Ichiro Suzuki for his ninth strikeout. Chen had a 4-0 lead before Wells' shot, and had not walked anyone to that point.
The Orioles scored all four runs during the sixth inning against Seattle's Felix Hernandez, who was relatively dominant during 5.1 innings, striking out eight Orioles. Chris Davis and Adam Jones each drove in a run during the inning, while catcher Matt Wieters contributed a two-RBI single.
Note: Baltimore's Chris Tillman will get his first major league start of the season Wednesday against the Mariners. Tillman has been with Triple-A Norfolk all season.
Posted July 4, 2012