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Three first inning home runs against the National League ERA leader Gio Gonzales staked the Orioles to an early lead that they never relinquished. Matt Wieters made it interesting in the ninth inning against new closer Brad Brach.

Starting Pitching

Kevin Gausman, fresh off his Boston ejection, was superb through seven full innings against the Nation League’s best offense. He struck out eight and walked one. He threw 116 pitches.

Relief

Darren O’Day allowed his first home run of the season to Bryce Harper in the eighth inning.

Brad Brach permitted a run scoring double by former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters in the ninth.

Hitters

Homers. Joey RickardMark TrumboTrey Mancini. All before the Orioles were done in the first. It’s an offensive strategy.

Caleb Joseph had four singles and an RBI.

Fielding Gems

Chris Davis was the star, bailing out Manny several times and starting the strangest double play to end the game that you’ll likely see.

Box Score

 

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Michael Williams
Michael Williams has been an Orioles fan since the sixties when his family moved from Reading Pa to York Pa. Also, the Phillies and 1964. His Grandfather got the Chef Boyardee box seats and Mike was hooked. Brooks Robinson calls him not a fan, but a friend. He has been a member of the Orioles Hangout since early in the New Millennium and Managing Editor since 2011. Or so it seems. He lives in Harrisburg PA, down by the river. Not currently in a van.