ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 28: Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Paul Fry (51) throws a pitch during a game against the Los Angeles Angels during the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on July 28, 2019, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Carrie Giordano (Jesenovec)/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Saturday’s 8-4 win over the Kansas City Royals not only ended a five-game Orioles losing streak, it gave the team a chance to win a series on Sunday. In a season where not much has been good, fans have to look for the positives anywhere they can find them. Winning the first series of the second half would be a positive.

A five run third inning helped propel the Orioles to the win. Cedric Mullins (2 for 5, 2 doubles, 1 run scored) began the inning with a double. Trey Mancini (2 for 5, 1 triple, 2 runs scored) singled and then Ryan Mountcastle (1 for 4, 1 run scored, 2 RBI) followed that up with a RBI-single that scored Mullins. DJ Stewart (2 for 4, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI) knocked in Mancini and Anthony Santander (1 for 3, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, 2 BB) plated Mountcastle. Ramon Urias (2 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 BB) singled to continue the RBI party and Pedro Severino (1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB) ended it with a RBI single of his own.

Paul Fry earned the win with a 1.1 inning effort in relief of starter Jorge Lopez. Fry faced 4 batters and struck out 1.

Lopez gave up all 4 Royals runs on 7 hits over 4.2 innings. He walked 1, struck out 4 and threw a wild pitch.

Dillon Tate (1.0 IP), Tanner Scott (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) and Tyler Wells (1.0 IP, 1 H) finished out the game for the Orioles.

Box Score

2021 Record: 29-62

Next Game: Sun. July 18 @ 2:10pm