Orioles Win 5-4 In Extras On Walk Off Walk

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The Orioles trailed 4-3 heading into the bottom of the 11th. But just because you’re down doesn’t mean you’re out. Facing closer Alex Colome for the Rays, Chris Davis singled to center and with one out, Welington Castillo singled into left field to put two runners. Hyun-Soo Kim then proceeded to walk to load the bases for Jonathan Schoop. Schoop would deliver a key RBI sac fly to tie the game up. After Ryan Flaherty walked to load the bases back up, Rays manager Kevin had seen enough and gave Colome the old captain hook and brought in Danny Farquhar. Alas, Farquhar could not work out of the jam as he issued a bases loaded walk to Seth Smith which forced in the game winning run.

Player of the Game

We’re gonna give this one to Seth Smith who “drove” in the game winning run and finished 2-for-5 at the plate with a pair singles, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

Starting Pitching

Dylan Bundy looked to keep his roll going and while he wasn’t as dominant tonight as he has been in previous starts, he still delivered a quality start for the Orioles. His main nemesis of the night was Tim Beckham who hit two solo home runs off Bundy to give the Rays two of their four runs. Otherwise, Bundy held the Rays in check over his 6.1 innings of work. Final Line: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, No Decision

Offense

  • The Orioles picked up all three of the runs they would score in the first 10 innings in the 2nd inning.
  • It all started with singles from Hyun-Soo Kim and Jonathan Schoop which put runners on first and second.
  • Ryan Flaherty then lined a single into center to drive in Kim but Schoop would be gunned down at third on a one hop bullet from Kevin Kiermaier.
  • Seth Smith then stepped up and delivered a line drive single into center field. A throwing error by Kiermaier allowed Flaherty to score. A second throwing error by Alex Cobb allowed Smith to come all the way around and score.

Relief

  • Mychal Givens hit a batter and allowed a single in the 8th. Donnie Hart was brought in and proceeded to walk the bases loaded. Just like that, Hart was gone.
  • Darren O’Day came in with one out and worked out of the jam but not before a runner scored to tie the game 3-3 on a groundout to first.
  • This game would go to extras after Brad Brach worked a scoreless 9th. After working a scoreless 10th too, Alec Asher was brought on for the top of the 11th. Asher would allow the go ahead run to score on a bloop single from Jesus Sucre. Luckily he was bailed out in the bottom of the 11th and just like that he became a winning pitcher.

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