The long local nightmare that was the Baltimore Orioles road losing streak is now over. It ended shortly before 11 pm on Friday night when the Orioles won 6-5 in 10 innings over the Toronto Blue Jays.
The win wasn’t easy, it took a 4-run 8th inning for the Birds to tie the game, and it wasn’t conventional, but it was a win nonetheless.
The 10th inning started with Trey Mancini (0 for 5) on second base. Ryan Mountcastle (2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB) popped out and Anthony Santander ( 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB) walked. Austin Hays (1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB) grounded into a force out to advance Mancini to third. Walks to Maikel Franco (0 for 4, 1 BB) and Pat Valaika (0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 RBI) allowed Mancini to score. The win was saved by Cole Sulser (1 IP) who walked Bo Bichette, induced a double play grounder from Vladimir Guerrero, Jr and struck out Teoscar Hernandez with Marcus Semien on third base.
Matt Harvey started on the bump and once again failed to last six innings. He finished the night allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk while striking out 2. He also gave up homeruns to George Springer and Guerrero, Jr.
The pitcher of record was Paul Fry (1.0 IP, 1 K).
Cedric Mullins continued his All-Star campaign with a 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 run scored, 1 BB effort.
The Orioles also ended a six-game losing streak with the win.
2021 Record: 24-52
Next Game: Sat. June 26 @ 3:07pm