Baltimore Orioles: Defeat the Seattle Mariners for sixth consecutive win
The Baltimore Orioles are on a roll as they defeated the Seattle Mariners by a score of 4-0.
With this win, the Baltimore Orioles have won six games in a row and have technically won the series.
This win also puts the Orioles one game out of the second Wild Card spot. The Mariners, who were in that spot, have now fallen 2.5 games behind the Minnesota Twins. The Los Angeles Angels are also 1.0 game out of the second spot, too. This race continues to be tight, but it is certainly keeping things interesting.
Prior to this six-game winning streak, the Orioles did win six games in a row between May 4 and May 9. During that stretch, they defeated the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago White Sox, and the Washington Nationals. That streak ended with a four-game losing streak.
Dylan Bundy pitches first complete game
Tuesday night’s win included an outstanding performance from Dylan Bundy who recorded a complete game shutout. He gave up one hit, walked two, and struck out twelve. He threw 100 pitches in this showcase of strikeouts. The Mariners could not figure him out. This win gives Bundy a win-loss record of 13-8.
This was Bundy’s first complete game in the Major Leagues and confirms that the 24-year-old is something special. His ERA of 3.84 is now the lowest of the Orioles starters. This win puts him in a tie for second place with other American League pitchers who have 13 wins.
Several solo homers
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While Bundy’s one-hitter shutout was impressive on its own, the way the Orioles provided run support was done in true 2017 Orioles style. The only runs that were scored were four solo home runs. Jonathan Schoop put the O’s on the board in the bottom of the first. He was followed by Manny Machado in the sixth. The seventh inning belonged to Welington Castillo who hit his 15th. Then, just to make things fun, Machado hit his second home run of the night. This gives Machado 30 home runs as he and Schoop continue to battle for the top spot on the O’s home run list.
The Orioles continue to send the ball out of the park. With these four added home runs, the Orioles now have six players with 20 or more home runs. They have a combined total of 195, which is the third most in the MLB behind the Texas Rangers with 201 and the Houston Astros with 203.
Machado is the first Orioles to cross over to the 30 mark. With these two home runs, Machado has hit 12 in the month of August. If Machado’s September can resemble his August, he could be on track to defeat his career high home run total of 37 from 2016. He did hit 35 in 2015.
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The Orioles and Mariners face off Wednesday at 3:05 at Camden Yards. Ubaldo Jimenez will pitch against Ariel Miranda.