The Orioles catcher used some past knowledge to get a big hit, then showed some much-needed power from the right side of the plate.
Matt Wieters homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Monday night for their third straight victory.
Orioles walk off in 11th
The Orioles and Braves were scoreless heading into the 9th, and the game headed to extras after both teams found a run. But catcher Matt Wieters' solo homer got the O's the 2-1 win in the 11th. Box score
Johnson blows save, O's force extras
Braves closer Jim Johnson allowed back-to-back singles, and J.J. Hardy scored Adam Jones on a sac fly to tie the ballgame in the ninth inning. There's free baseball in Baltimore. Follow live
Braves break scoreless tie in ninth
Adonis Garcia got hold of a 1-0 pitch and sent it to the right-field seats for the game's first score to give the Braves a 1-0 lead over the Orioles in the 9th. It was only the second HR Zach Britton has allowed this season (he hadn't allowed a HR in 25 appearances, covering 25 2/3 IP). Follow live
Scoreless through 8 at Camden Yards
The Braves have six hits and the O's have three heading to the ninth in tonight's series opener. Orioles starter Kevin Gausman allowed six hits and fanned five over a career high 7 2/3 IP, while Braves starter Alex Wood struck out seven over 7 1/3 IP. First team to score wins? Follow live
Nick Markakis back in Baltimore
Markakis played his first 10 years with the Orioles, morphing into one of the game's best RFs along the way. Tonight he returns to Camden Yards for the first time as a member of the Braves, and he'll be leading off. Follow live
Braves' lineup lacking
There could be a mass exodus coming to Atlanta. With a team that already features a fledgling offense, the trade deadline could mean the Braves' bats might get worse. MLB Power Rankings
Atlanta not done adding young arms?
It's unlikely the Braves will make any blockbuster deals before the deadline, but they continue to stockpile young pitchers with almost every move they make. Updated deadline preview (Insider)
Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez came to the game in different ways, but the 2015 Hall of Fame class offered wisdom and experience at their inductions on Sunday.
Adonis Garcia's first career home run broke a tie and rookie Matt Wisler worked seven strong innings in helping the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Braves snag win in St. Louis
The Braves avoided the sweep with a 3-2 win over the MLB-best Cardinals, who lost for just the 13th time at home this season. RHP Matt Wisler struck out three over 7 IP in his fifth win of the season. Box score
John Smoltz, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine spent time on the golf course reflecting on their careers together.
Craig Biggio has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, honored along with Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and John Smoltz in the 2015 class.
Pinch-hitter Stephen Piscotty got his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Carlos Martinez outdueled former teammate Shelby Miller as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the At
Final: Cardinals 1, Braves 0
Carlos Martinez scattered six hits over eight scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 2.34 in the process. The Cardinals turned to the bullpen to close out the Braves in the ninth, extending their win streak to five games.
Cardinals edge ahead
After 7 1/2 innings of scoreless baseball, the Cardinals finally pushed across a run on a sac fly in the bottom of the 8th. They'll take a 1-0 lead into the 9th against the Braves, looking to win their fifth consecutive game. Follow live
Pitchers' duel living up to hype
Shelby Miller and Carlos Martinez came into tonight's matchup with ERAs ranked among the league leaders. Neither has given up a run as we head to the fifth inning in St. Louis. Follow live
Matchup of the night: Miller vs. Martinez
Young Braves ace Shelby Miller (2.33 ERA) vs. electric Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez (2.51) is tonight's marquee showdown. Their ERAs are T-9th and T-12th in MLB, respectively. Follow live
The Braves have activated first baseman Freddie Freeman from the 15-day disabled list, and he entered the lineup as a pinch hitter in Atlanta's 1-0 loss to the Cardinals.
Braves' Freddie Freeman activated
Atlanta gets its All-Star 1B back, as the team moved him off the 15-day DL before tonight's game vs. the Cardinals. Freeman hasn't played since June 17 and he's hitting .299 with a .520 slugging percentage this season.
The Braves struck a deal with the Mets, bringing in another pair of pitching prospects to add to their collection.
Braves get good news on injury front
Two-time All-Star 1B Freddie Freeman, who has missed the Braves' last 29 games with an injured wrist, began a rehabilitation assignment with the Rookie League Gulf Coast team in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Friday. No timetable yet
Braves @ Orioles
Oriole Park at Camden Yards - Tue 7/28