Angels hold on for 7-5 win

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The Orioles had the tying run on 2nd in the 9th, but came up short as the Angels take two of three from the lowly Orioles with a 7-5 win.

Orioles Lineup vs LHP Andrew Heaney (2-5, 5.11)

  1. Jose Iglesias – SS
  2. Hanser Alberto – 2B
  3. Austin Hays – CF
  4. Renato Nunez – DH
  5. Aristides Aquino – RF
  6. Yusniel Diaz – LF
  7. Rio Ruiz – 3B
  8. Bryan Holaday – C
  9. Chris Davis – 1B

Starting Pitcher: Wade LeBlanc (1-2, 6.11)

The Angels got one in the first and one in the 2nd to get off to a 2-0 lead. Renato Nunez though led off the bottom of the 2nd with a solo home run to cut the lead in half to 2-1.

The Angels smacked two solo homers in the top of the 3rd, including a 489 ft bomb by Shohei Ohtani off the ineffective Wade LeBlanc, to make it 4-1.

In the bottom of the 4th, Rio Ruiz‘s two-out RBI single made it 4-2.

The Angels added another in the 6th to make it 5-2 and ending LeBlanc’s night. He ended up allowing five runs in five and a third inning.

The Angels added two more in the top of the 9th off reliever Robbie Erlin that ended up being big, as the Orioles scored three runs in the bottom of the 9th, and left the bases full in a 7-5 loss.

Player of the game: Aristides Aquino (1-for-4, HR (3), RBI)

Minor League Highlights

Norfolk Lost 3-5 (13-16)

Lucas Sims (6.52) allowed seven runs, six earned in just 3.1 IP. David Hess though tossed 4.1 shutout IPs in relief. 3B Rylan Bannon (.213) went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run (2).

Bowie won 7-1 (20-10)

Ryan McKenna (.229) went 3-for-4 with two doubles and home runs while driving in four. Alex Wells (1.89) allowed just one run in 5.1 IP with 5Ks. Jordan Kipper (0.00) tossed 3.2 shutout IPs of relief.

Keys won 4-0 (16-15)

Grayson Rodriguez (4.50) tossed 6.1 shutout IPs, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out seven. CF Doran Turchin (.252) went 2-for-3 with a 3-run home run (3).

Delmarva win 10-7 (15-16)

2B Joseph Ortiz (.298) went 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs and 1B Andrew Daschbach went 2-for-5 with a double to pace a 13-hit attack.

Orioles Moves

The Orioles traded minor league knucklballer Mickey Jannis and RHP Hector Velazquez, and 2B Kevin Vargas to the White Sox for RHP Matt Foster. The Orioles added Foster to the 40-man roster and optioned him to Norfolk (AAA)

The Orioles waived and designated RHP Wilmer Font for assignment and promoted LHP Robbie Erlin from Norfolk prior to the game.

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