The Orioles did not have long to dwell on Friday night’s extra-inning loss to the Yankees. The two played game 2 of their series on Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. This time the Orioles came out on top, beating the New Yorkers by a score of 4-3.
Saturday’s starter, Chris Ellis, pitched 5.0 innings of no-run, no-hit baseball, holding the Yankees in check. He walked 3, struck out 2 and threw 2 wild pitches before leaving the game with a 1-0 lead thanks to Trey Mancini (3 for 3, 1 Run Scored, 2 BB) scoring on a wild-pitch ball four to Jorge Mateo (0 for 4, 1 BB) in the fourth inning.
Two doubles and two singles in the 7th inning plated the Orioles two runs and gave them a 3-0 lead. The Yankees got one back when Marcos Diplan (1.0 IP, 2 R, 1 H) allowed a runner he inherited from Tanner Scott (1.0 IP, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) to score in the bottom of the 7th.
The Yankees tied the game with 2 runs in the 8th and extra-innings were looming. Ryan Mountcastle (0 for 5, 1 Run Scored) opened the 9th by reaching base on a strike out when Aroldis Chapman’s wild pitch got past Gary Sanchez. A single and a walk later, Pedro Severino’s (1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI) sac fly scored Mountcastle with what proved to be the winning run.
Cole Sulser (1.1 IP, 1 K) retired all four batters he faced in the 8th and 9th innings to earn the win.
Jahmai Jones went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.
Cedric Mullins went 2 for 5 with a double, a run scored and 1 RBI. He scored his run from 3rd base on an infield dribbler to Yankees pitcher Wandy Peralta in the 7th inning.
2021 Record: 42-92
Next Game: Sun. Sept. 5 @ 1:05pm