The Baltimore Orioles attempted a late comeback but fell short against the Chicago Cubs.
The Orioles starting lineup:
Cedric Mullins CF, 2. A. Rutschman C, 3. R. Mountcastle 1B, 4. A. Santander DH, 5. R. Urias 3B, 6. T. Vavra RF, 7. A. Hays LF, 8. R. Odor 2B, 9. J. Mateo SS
Orioles falter in makeup game against Cubs
The starter on the mound for the O’s was Spencer Watkins (4-2, 4.23 ERA, 46K)
The Cubs starting lineup:
N. Madrigal 2B, 2. W. Contreras C, 3. I. Happ LF, 4. F. Reyes DH, 5. N. Hoerner SS, 6. N. Velazquez RF, 7. PJ. Higgins 1B, 8. Z. McKinstry 3B, 9. C. Morel CF
The pitcher for the Cubbies was Adrian Simpson (0-3, 3.88 ERA, 42 K)
A pitching duel was on until the 6th inning.
Willson Contreras hit a 362-foot home run (18) to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead.
Joey Krehbiel (2.81 ERA) relieves Spenser Watkins in the 6th.
Sean Newcomb (7.88 ERA) comes in for the Cubs to get them out of a jam.
Rafael Ortega hit a 366-foot home run (6) to give the Cubs a 2-0 lead.
Contreras hit his 2nd home run (19) of the game with a 447-foot blast to extend the Cubs lead to 3-0.
Bryan Baker (4.10 ERA) comes in for the O’s
Erich Uelman (3.38 ERA) comes in for the Cubs.
The Orioles started to make a comeback in the 8th with a Ryan Mountcastle single to score Cedric Mullins to make it 3-1.
Anthony Santander hit a sac fly which scored Adley Rutschman to make it 3-2.
Brandon Hughes (3.11 ERA) comes in and gets the save for the Cubs resulting in a 3-2 loss for the Orioles.
The Orioles will look to move on as they begin a 3-game series against the Boston Red Sox at home. Game 1 is tomorrow Friday, August 19th at 7:05 PM EST.