Alec Asher bounced back nicely from his last outing in Houston. He had strong command all night and had his secondary pitches working. Asher came up with a key 3-2 strikeout of Andrew Benintendi with two outs in the 6th. Asher left with one out in the 7th and a runner on second. That runner would score later but the Orioles were able to hold on for the win. Final Line: 6.1 IP, 5 H, ER, 0 BB, 5 K, Win. He’s the Hangout Player of the Night.
- Mychal Givens allowed an inherited runner to score in the 7th but held the lead.
- Darren O’Day worked a scoreless 8th and Brad Brach earned his 11th save.
- Seth Smith worked a 3-2 count before mashing a meatball over the plate into the right field seats for his 5th home run of the season.
- Later in the 1st, Manny Machado absolutely smoked a 465 foot home run that landed in the second deck down the left field line.
- Hyun-Soo Kim drove in the third run on an RBI double.
- Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- Caleb Joseph threw out Jackie Bradley, Jr. to end the 7th.