The Baltimore Orioles scored four runs in the first inning and didn’t look back as they defeated the Houston Astros 5-2, completing a three-game sweep. All it took was two walks, a double, a third walk, a single and a sac fly. An Austin Hays (1 for 1, 1 R, 1 RBI) homerun capped off the scoring and the pitching did the rest.
Starter Matt Harvey allowed 2 runs on 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3 over 4.1 innings pitched. Tanner Scott (1.2 IP) relieved Harvey and struck out 4 of the 5 batters he faced to earn the win. Paul Fry (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) and Cole Sulser (1.2 IP, 1 K) finished out the game and was credited with the save.
Cedric Mullins went 1 for 4 with a run scored, a walk and a stolen base.
Ryan Mountcastle went 1 for 5 with a double, 1 run scored and 2 RBI.
Maikel Franco went 3 for 4 with 1 RBI.
Pedro Severino went 0 for 2 with 1 RBI and a walk.
It seems so simple, score a few runs, get solid pitching and you win the game.
2021 Record: 27-54
Next Game: Fri. July 2 @ 9:38pm in LA (Angels)