Orioles Drop the Final Game of Pirates Series (8/7/22)

Spenser Watkins #80 of the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Spenser Watkins #80 of the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

The Orioles had a chance for a sweep but dropped the final game to the Pirates.

After good outings for the Baltimore Orioles, their 5-game winning streak came to an end. The Pirates came to Camden Yards to prove that they aren’t just a stepping stone.

The Orioles lineup:

C. Mullins CF, 2. A. Rustchman DH, 3. T. Vavra 2B, 4. A. Santander RF, 6. R. Odor 3B, 7. J. Mateo SS, 8. B. Phillips LF, 9. R. Chirinos C

The starter on the bump was Spenser Watkins (4-1, 3.80 ERA)

The Pirates starting lineup:

  1. K. Newman 2B, 2. B. Reynolds CF, 3. K. Hayes 3B, 4. O. Cruz SS, 5. M. Chavis 1B, 6. B. Madris RF, 7. G. Allen LF, 8. C. Mitchell DH, 9. J. Goody C

The starting pitcher for the Pirates was Bryse Wilson (1-6 6.20 ERA)

After 2 scoreless frames, Jorge Mateo hit a 365-foot home run (11) to give the Orioles a 1-0 lead.

The Pirates answered back in the 5th as Greg Allen hit a single to score Michael Chavis. Cal Mitchell then hit a single to score another run. The damage didn’t end there as Jose Godoy scored Allen to give the Pirates a 3-1 lead.

Bryan Baker (4.12 ERA) came in to relieve Watkins in the 6th.

Michael Chavis hit an RBI single to score Bryan Reynolds extending the Pirates’ lead to 4-1.

Eric Stout (4.50 ERA) came in for the Pirates in the bottom of the 6th.

Keegan Akin (2.39 ERA) entered in in the 7th for the Orioles.

Even with the bullpen coming in, the Pirates scored on an overturned call and Kevin Newman got an RBI. Bryan Reynolds hit a single to score Kevin Newman. Ke’Bryan Hayes teed off on a 389-foot home run (6) to give the Pirates an 8-1 lead.

Beau Sulser (4.05 ERA) came in as the final pitcher for the O’s.

Colin Holderman (1.59 ERA) relieved Stout.

Yerry De Los Santos (3.86 ERA) came in to finish the game for the Pirates.  Unlike Saturday, Orioles did not score against the bullpen.

The Toronto Blue Jays will come to Baltimore to take on the O’s at Camden Yards in a 3-game series starting tomorrow, Monday, August 8th at 7:05 PM EST.

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