Orioles take opener against White Sox 5-4 (sim)

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The Orioles scored five times after being down 3-0 and held on for a 5-4 win over the White Sox.

Orioles Lineup vs RHP Dylan Cease (2-2, 6.75)

  1. DJ Stewart – DH
  2. Andrew Velazquez – 2B
  3. Dwight Smith Jr. – LF
  4. Aristides Aquino – RF
  5. Rio Ruiz – 3B
  6. Bryan Holaday – C
  7. Anthony Santander – LF
  8. Chris Davis – 1B
  9. Julio Iglasias – SS

Starting Pitcher – Kohl Stewart (0-2, 9.22)

Luis Roberts took little time getting to Orioles starter Kohl Stewart when he led of the bottom of the first with a solo home run. Stewart then set the next three batters down to keep it 1-0.

A single and a two-out double by Tim Anderson made it 2-0 through two innings. Yasmani Grandal hit one to the moon in the 4th to put the White Sox up 3-0.

In the 5th, Orioles started to get to White Sox starter Dyland Case despite the fact that he had struck out nine batters through 4.1 IP. An RBI single by Andrew Velazquez made it 3-1, then a one-out double by Dwight Smith Jr. scored two to tie it up at 3-3. That ended Case’s night as the White Sox went to their bullpen.

Aristides Aquino met LH reliever Jace Fry with an RBI single to make it 4-3.

In two outs in the 8th, SS Jose Iglesias smacked a lined home run to left to add to the lead and make it 5-3 Orioles. That home run would end up coming up big when Hunter Harvey allowed a solo homer run in the bottom of the 9th to make it 5-4.

Orioles Player of the game: Jose Iglesias (2-for-4, HR)

Minor League Highlights

Norfolk won 4-2 (10-12)

Michael Baumann (5.02) allowed two runs over five innings in his second AAA start. C Taylor Davis went 3-for-3 with a double and RBI to lead the offense.

Bowie won 6-4 (13-8)

DL Hall (6.26) continues to struggle allowing four runs, three earned in 4.2 IP on six hits and three walks. RF TJ Nichting (.357) went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs and both Mason McCory (.273) and Malquin Canelo (.297) both went 3-for-5 to lead the offense.

Keys won 7-4 (9-13)

Cadyn Grenier (.227) went 3-for-5 with a home run and Doran Turchin (.228) went 2-for-5 with a double and 4 RBIs to lead the offense. Drew Rom (3.20) walked five and allowed two earned run in 3.1 IP.

Delmarva lost 3-4 (12 inn) (9-14)

Kyle Brnovich (7.56) allowed three runs in 5.1 IP. Yelin Rodriguez (3.52) tossed 3.2 IP of shutout relief. Zach Watson (.282) went 3-for-5 with a double and triple to lead the offense.

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