Baltimore Orioles: Late Home Run Hurts in 5-4 Loss
The Baltimore Orioles welcomed the New York Yankees to Camden Yards for a three-game set that began Friday night, but the Orioles were not able to secure a win against one of the hottest teams in baseball. What went wrong in this game?
Dean Kremer took the mound for the Orioles and gave up a solo home run to Aaron Judge in the first inning, but Austin Hays had his own solo shot in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 1-1.
Judge would then hit his second home run of the evening in the top of the fourth to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead, but the Orioles would capitalize in the bottom of the fifth.
DJ Stewart led off the inning with a double and scored to tie the game at 2-2 on a Pedro Severino double. Pat Valaika then singled to score Severino and give the Orioles its first lead of the game. Trey Mancini would get an RBI double to score Valaika, but Hays was out at home trying to stretch the lead even further. This would prove to be costly just a couple of innings later.
Cole Sulser came on to pitch the top of the seventh and gave up a single and a walk to put runners on first and second with one out. Travis Lakins Sr. would replace Sulser to face Gio Urshela, who hit a three-run pinch-hit home run to give the Yankees a 5-4 lead, which would become the final score.
It was a tough night for the Orioles, but they will have an opportunity to tie the series Saturday night. Jorge Lopez is slated to start for the Orioles and enters into the game with a 1-3 record with a 5.63 ERA. Domingo German is scheduled to start for the Yankees, entering with a 4.02 ERA and a 2-2 record.
Saturday night’s game is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. EST first pitch from Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md.