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.
2021 Record: 29-62
Next Game: Sun. July 18 @ 2:10pm