BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MAY 18: Cedric Mullins #31 of the Baltimore Orioles at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 18, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Orioles began the scoring on Tuesday night with a Cedric Mullins (4 for 5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 run scored, 2 RBI, 1 BB) homerun and ended the scoring with an Austin Wynns (2 for 5, 1 HR, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI) two-run homerun. In between those homeruns were 2 additional homeruns and 10 more runs scored resulting in a 13-3 win over the Houston Astros.

Doubts about the game were realized in the second inning when Travis Lakins, Sr (1.2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 WP, 1 Balk) exited with right elbow discomfort in the second inning.

Adam Plutko (2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 2 K) relieved Lakins, Sr and settled things down. Alex Wells (2.2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 1 K) was next up and Dillon Tate (2.2 IP, 1 BB, 2 K) finished out the game. Wells was credited with his first MLB win.

The aforementioned homeruns were hit by Anthony Santander (2 for 4, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 BB) and Ramon Urias (2 for 3, 3 Runs scored, 2 RBI, 2 BB).

Maikel Franco also had a big game, going 3 for 5 with 1 double, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI. Austin Hays added a 2 for 6, 3 RBI effort to the win as well.

The Astros committed a play in the third inning that the Orioles have done several times this season. With Mullins on first after a walk, he was caught leaning and in a run down. He slid safely back into first when Jose Altuve shovel tossed the ball into the infield dirt.

For those keeping track, that’s two consecutive wins over one of the best teams currently in MLB. Ain’t baseball great?!

Box Score

2021 Record: 26-54

Next Game: Wed. June 30 @ 8:10pm

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