Baltimore Orioles Jose Iglesias Finally Goes Yard in Win Against Braves
After an embarrassing show in New York over the weekend, the Baltimore Orioles took out their frustrations on the unsuspecting Atlanta Braves.
The Baltimore Orioles scored only three runs in four games against the Yankees – who they had to beat. But racked up 14 in Camden Yards.
In July and August, the Orioles did their best work on the road. And, it seems the tables have turned.
Along with the unusual 14-1 score, Jose Iglesias finally hit a home run at Camden Yards. The shortstop isn’t one to go yard often, but he usually gets a few each year. In fact, he had a career-high 11 in 2019 with the Cincinnati Reds.
Iglesias wasn’t the only one who took batting practice against Touki Toussaint and Luke Jackson. DJ Stewart and Pat Valaika both hit their seventh of the season, and Ryan Mountcastle hit his fifth.
But let’s enjoy Iglesias’s first thanks to MLB.com:
The shortstop had a day, going 4-4 with seven bases. He added three runs to the score.
Stewart’s home run was his first with runners on base. Prior to this game, he’s hit lead-off solos. Mountcastle’s home run was a solo, right after Stewart cleared the bases in the third inning.
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The pitching staff contributed to the score by keeping the Braves off the bases. Jorge Lopez gave up the only run of the game and the five hits. Freddie Freeman hit a home run off of Lopez in the sixth. Lopez stayed in to finish the inning, and with a 13-1 lead, it was an easy decision for Brandon Hyde to make. Lopez went seven innings, his longest outing of the season. Prior to this game, he’d gone five inning.
Cole Sulser and Carson Fulmer each put up goose eggs in the 8th and 9th respectively. After the debacles in New York, the Orioles needed solid outings from their relievers.
The Yankees were off on Monday night, so the Orioles win puts them four games back from a playoff spot. The Yankees play the Blue Jays, who are only half a game ahead of New York in the AL East.
The Orioles face the Braves at 7:35 ET. Thomas Eshelman will face Huascar Ynoa, who has an ERA of 6.75.