In a game that began as a contest between two teams with identical records, the Baltimore Orioles found themselves on the losing end of an 8-3 score to the Minnesota Twins.
Doing what pitching staff leaders do, John Means gave the Orioles 7.0 solid innings of work. He allowed 2 runs, both on homeruns by Trevor Larnach and Kyle Garlick, on 5 hits and struck out 5. Means left the game with a 1.79 ERA and the Orioles down 2-1.
Following a 45 minute rain delay, DJ Stewart (1 for 4, 1 HR, 1 run scored, 2 RBI) hit a two-out, two-run homerun in the top of the eighth to put the Birds in the lead, 3-2.
Tanner Scott gave up that lead with a 0.1 inning stint that saw him allow 2 runs on 1 hit while walking 1 and striking out 1; he took the loss. Cesar Valdez made it worse by allowing 3 runs on 3 hits in 0.1 inning. Tyler Wells finished the inning and allowed a run on 3 hits while walking 1 and striking out 1.
For the record, the Orioles did begin the game with a lead, the result of an Anthony Santander (2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI) RBI-double.
Freddy Galvis also went 2 for 4 with a double. Cedric Mullins was 1 for 3 with a run scored, a stolen base and 2 walks.
2021 Record: 17-30
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