The Orioles got a win in front of the kids.
The Orioles and the Red Sox faced off in the Little League Classic on Sunday in Williamsport, PA after a close win for Boston on Saturday. Baltimore used good starting pitching and a rare timely hit to eke out a much-needed win.
The Orioles starting lineup:
1. C. Mullins CF, 2.A. Rutschman C, 3. A. Santander DH, 4. R. Mountcastle 1B, 5. K. Stowers LF, 6. R. Urias 3B, 7. A. Hays RF, 8. R. Odor 2B, 9. J. Mateo SS
The starter on the mound for Baltimore was Dean Kremer (5-4, 3.58 ERA, 55 K)
The Red Sox starting lineup:
T. Pham LF, 2. A. Verdugo RF, 3. X. Bogarts SS, 4. R. Devers 3B, 5. JD. Martinez DH, 6. C. Arroyo 2B, E. Hernandez CF, 8. B. Dalbec 1B, 9. K. Plawecki C
The starting pitcher for Boston was Nick Pivetta (9-9, 4.28 ERA, 130 K)
The Orioles came out strong in the 1st inning with an Anthony Santander single to score Cedric Mullins. Then, Ramon Urias hits a single to score Adley Rutschman to give the O’s a 2-0 lead in the 1st frame.
Dillon Tate (2.40 ERA) came in for Baltimore in the 6th after another solid start from Kremer.
Matt Strahm (3.45 ERA) came in for the Red Sox in the 6th.
Franchy Codero, back from AAA Worcester, tied the game at 2 with a 358-foot home run (5).
Cionel Perez (1.71 ERA) relieved Tate in the 8th.
Austin Davis (5.29 ERA) entered for the Red Sox to get them out of the inning without letting up any more runs.
The Baltimore Orioles will have a day off before the Chicago White Sox come to Camden Yards for a three-game series starting on Tuesday, August 23rd at 7:05 PM EST.