You’re a goat, then you’re a hero. That’s baseball, and Andrelton Simmons‘ night.
The Braves took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Brian McCann homer, but blew a chance for more in the second, when Simmons grounded out to the pitcher with runners second and third, one out. Meanwhile, Tommy Hanson was laboring, needing tons of pitches to get through every inning. Though he wound up allowing only four hits (in only 5 1/3 innings) he walked six, with just two strikeouts. In the fourth, Simmons threw away a groundball out for an error. Then Wilson Betemit doubled and Michael Bourn misplayed the ball, allowing the runner to score and Betemit to go to third, whence he promptly scored on a sac fly to give the Orioles the lead.
Cut to the sixth. Hanson walked two with one out and gave way to Chad Durbin, who somehow struck out two. In the Braves’ half, with two out and Matt Diaz on first, Simmons hit a homer, making it Braves 3, Orioles 2. Jack Wilson followed with a pinch-hit triple — which seems awfully unlikely, but happened — and scored on an infield single by Bourn.
Kris Medlen threw a 1-2-3 seventh, then in the eighth got a free out on a caught stealing, [EDIT: Actually, a pickoff, I was following online] then got a double play to end the inning. Craig Kimbrel got a strikeout, and another double play to end it for his 19th save.