BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 21: Ryan Mountcastle #6 of the Baltimore Orioles tosses his bat after drawing a walk in the second inning of his MLB debut against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 21, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays was the Orioles third in four games at Sahlen Field. Collectively, they were out scored 31-12. On the plus side, Baltimore pitchers did not give up a Vladimir Guerero, Jr homerun on Sunday. Regardless, I am certain the team is happy to leave Buffalo.

Ryan Mountcastle‘s (1 for 3, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, 1 BB) first inning homerun gave the Orioles a brief lead. That lead only lasted one inning, however.

Newly recalled, Ramon Urias went 1 for 3 with a double, 1 RBI and a walk. Maikel Franco (1 for 4) was the beneficiary of that RBI as he scored Baltimore’s second run.

Ryan McKenna, newly recalled as well, went 2 for 5.

Jorge Lopez started and took the loss by allowing 5 runs on 10 hits over 4.2 innings. He walked 4 and struck out 2 as well.

Dillon Tate continues to shine; the right-handed reliever struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced in the 7th and 8th innings.

Buffalo might be in the rear-view mirror, but Houston is on the horizon.

Box Score

2021 Record: 24-54

Next Game: Mon. June 28 @ 8:10pm

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