It's not the first time Lew Ford and Nate McLouth homered on the same day

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Aug. 28, 2012

The 2012 Orioles keep finding ways to win. Lew Ford and Nate McLouth, teammates in Norfolk a month earlier, powered the O's to a 4-3 victory Monday against the A.L. Central-leading White Sox that ended Chicago's six-game win streak. McLouth's eighth-inning, two-run bomb rescued the Orioles after Chicago took the lead in the top half of the frame with an infield single against Pedro Strop.

Ford and McLouth were unlikely heroes, to be sure.

Ford last homered in the bigs July 29, 2007. That also happens to be the only date prior to Monday that he and McLouth homered in a major league game on the same day. Ford took the Indians' Rafael Betancourt deep in the ninth inning of a 4-1 Twins road victory. Farther east, McLouth popped a sixth-inning homer against the Phillies' Kyle Kendrick to record the Pirates' only run in a 5-1 loss at Philadelphia.

Ford is in his sixth major league season, having played for the Twins from 2003 to 2007. McLouth is in his eighth major league season, having played for the Pirates and Atlanta Braves between 2005 and 2012. That leaves a little more than two seasons prior to this year when both players were in the big leagues at the same time.

It's only been a little more than a month since Ford and McLouth homered in the same game regardless of level. Both players went deep July 21, 2012, in a 5-1 Norfolk victory against the Syracuse Chiefs. The duo accounted for four of the Tides' five runs and helped Jake Arrieta to his second minor league victory of the season.



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