The Baltimore Orioles losing streak has reached nine games with Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Ironically, it came on a day that General Manager Mike Elias spoke with the media via Zoom about the losing streak, calling it “very painful” and saying “perseverance and endurance” are needed for long-term success.

Today’s loss, completed the third consecutive series sweep of the Orioles, and was painful. Starting pitcher Jorge Lopez was holding on to a 1-0 lead with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, one out away from a quality start, when he gave up a three-run homerun to Miguel Sano. Two batters later the inning was over and Lopez’s day was done.

Trey Mancini (2 for 4, 2 runs scored, 1 2B, 1 RBI) staked the Orioles to that lead with a 1st inning homerun. Mancini doubled to lead off the ninth inning and subsequently scored on Maikel Franco’s (1 for 4, 1 RBI) two-out double.

Mancini has gone 13 for 35 ( .371) with 11 runs scored, 4 doubles, 4 homeruns, 10 RBI and 6 walks during the current losing streak.

Anthony Santander (1 for 4, 1 2B) and Cedric Mullins (1 for 3, 1 BB) accounted for the remainder of the Orioles 5 hits in the game.

All in all, the Baltimore hitters left 5 runners on base and were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position for the game.

DJ Stewart (0 for 4) had the defensive highlight today with his leaping third inning catch of a Jorge Polanco drive to right field.

The team now owns the worst record in all of Major League Baseball.

2021 Record: 17-32

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Next Game: Thurs. May 27 @ 8:10pm in Chicago (White Sox)