After two losses, the Baltimore Orioles got a win at Camden Yards against the Detroit Tigers.
But, this wasn’t just any Baltimore Orioles win. This win also involved three home runs that turned the home run counter to 10,000.
So, who hit #10,000?
Here is the video:
Feeling good in Baltimore
When the contest was announced, Beckham was still a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. Therefore, he was not an option for the 10,000th home run contest. Beckham has not even reached double-digit games with the Orioles. In his five games with the team, he now has three home runs. He’s even got a .688 batting average and a slugging percentage of 1.375. He will certainly average out – eventually, but it sure is fun to watch him at the plate.
Plenty of offense from the O’s
Several other Orioles contributed to the 5-2 win over the Tigers. Trey Mancini had a rare game where he did not get on base once today, he was it as everyone else on the team earned at least one hit or a walk. Beckham and Castillo went two for four. Jones went two for five. Manny Machado went one for four and Jonathan Schoop went two for three with a walk. At the bottom of the lineup, Seth Smith went one for three with a walk and Joey Rickard went one for four.
RBIs were credited to the home run hitters as well as Rickard and Schoop.
Good pitching from start to finish
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The Orioles also shined on the mound. Wade Miley had a final line of five innings with four hits, two runs, three walks, and two strikeouts. He gave up a home run to Justin Upton, which has been a common occurrence for O’s pitchers. Darren O’Day pitched a quick sixth inning. Brad Brach got the win in the seventh and part of the eighth. Then, Zach Britton earned another save and continued his streak with a four out close. The relief pitchers gave up one hit and walked one batter. They also struck out six.
Unfortunately, Miley did follow the other O’s pitchers who gave up home runs to the Tigers in the first inning. These early runs need to stop if the O’s want to get above .500 soon.