The Orioles got more great starting pitching on their way to a win.
After a fantastic pitching outing by Dean Kremer, and the Orioles offense getting it rolling early, the Birds clinched the series win against the Houston Astros. They followed up one great start with another.
The Orioles starting lineup:
C. Mullins DH, 2. A. Rutschman C, 3. A. Santander LF, 4. R. Mountcastle 1B, 5. A. Hays RF, 6. R. Urias 3B, 7. R. McKenna CF, 8. R. Odor 2B, 9. J. Mateo SS
The starter on the bump was Dean Kremer (5-4, 3.45 ERA, 59 K).
The Astros starting lineup:
J. Altuve 2B, 2. Y. Gurriel 1B, 3. Y. Alvarez DH, 4. A. Bregman 3B, 5. K. Tucker RF, 6. C. Vazquez C, 7. T. Mancini LF, 8. D. Hensley SS, 9. M. Dubon CF
The pitcher for Houston was Jose Urquidy (12-4, 3.63 ERA, 104 K)
The first 2 frames were quiet until the 3rd. Anthony Santander hit a 394-foot 2-run home run (23) to give the O’s a 2-0 lead. The Birds didn’t stop there as Austin Hays hit a 397-foot solo home run (15) to make it 3-0.
Seth Martinez (2.48 ERA) comes in for Houston in the 6th.
Phil Maton (4.38 ERA) replaced Martinez in the 7th inning.
Trey Mancini got his first hit against the Orioles in the 8th. He now has a hit against every MLB team.
Felix Bautista (1.62 ERA) came on the mound in the 8th. The 27-year-old recorded his 10th save of the season after getting 4 outs to end the game.
Bryan Abreu (2.22 ERA) came in during the 9th for Houston.
The Orioles and the Astros will finish the series on Sunday, August 28th at 2:10 PM EST.