BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JULY 06: Spenser Watkins #80 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 06, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Orioles spotted the Miami Marlins a 3-run lead early on Tuesday night, chipped away at that lead and eventually lost by a score of 7-3. If it matters, that makes them 3-1 over the past 4 games of wearing their black alternate jersey and “O” hat.

In a game that was bound to happen, starter Spenser Watkins was hit around by the Marlins. The right-hander who has been sensational since making his MLB debut, allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits, gave up a Sandy Leon homerun that will add another plaque to Eutaw Street in the 3rd inning, walked 1 and struck out 1 over 4.0 innings. He threw 87 pitches (56 strikes) in navigating the Marlins lineup.

Connor Greene made his MLB debut, pitching the final two innings of the game, and allowed 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 2.

Austin Hays (1 for 4, 1 Run Scored, 1 RBI) and Cedric Mullins (2 for 4, 1 Run Scored, 1 RBI) both hit homeruns.

Ramon Urias continued to swing a hot bat, going 1 for 3 with 1 RBI and a walk. He has had at least 1 hit in 7 of his past 9 games.

Trey Mancini went 2 for 4 with a double in the game as well.

Box Score

2021 Record: 34-65

Next Game: Wed. July 28 @ 7:05pm