Today in Baltimore Orioles History: Aug. 9, 2010 – Brian Roberts Hits a Walk-Off Homer, O’s Record Their Sixth Win in Seven Games Under Buck Showalter

The 2010 Baltimore Orioles weren’t much better than the 2018 team record-wise at this point in the season; however, things sure felt differently on this day in Orioles history, Aug. 9, 2010.

Brian Roberts Baltimore Orioles Card

A Soon-to-Be Orioles Hall of Famer

Brian Roberts‘ first home run of the 2010 season was of the walk-off variety as the Orioles defeated the American League Central leading Chicago White Sox by a score of 3-2 in 10 innings. Ty Wiggington, the O’s lone All-Star Game representative, also homered. The win was the Orioles’ sixth in seven games under new manager Buck Showalter.

Showalter led the O’s to a 34-23 record down the stretch to avoid what had appeared to be a certain 100-loss season in Baltimore. Prior to Showalter’s debut on Aug. 3 the team stood a season-worst 41 games below .500 with a 32-73 record. Six of the 34 victories to close out the 2010 campaign came by way of a walk-off hit.

Roberts will be inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame on Saturday. As noted by MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli, “Roberts is the all-time leader in virtually every major offensive category among Orioles second basemen.”

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