The Orioles had a fun day at OPACY with a five-dinger party to take the middle game of the Oakland Athletics series. They are now ten games over .500 but do not make up any ground in the wild card race since the Blue Jays also won.
The Orioles starting lineup:
C. Mullins CF, 2. A. Rutschman C, 3. A. Santander DH, 4. R. Mountcastle 1B, 5. G. Henderson 3B, 6. A. Hays LF, 7. K. Stowers RF, 8. R. Odor 2B, 9. J. Mateo SS
The starting pitcher was Austin Voth (4-2, 4.48 ERA, 69 strikeouts).
The A’s starting lineup:
T. Kemp 2B, 2. V. Machin 3B, 3. S. Murphy C, 4. S. Brown RF, 5. S. Langeliers DH, 6. D. Garcia 1B, 7. C. Thomas LF, 8. N. Allen SS, 9. C. Stevenson CF
The starting pitcher was Adam Oller (2-6, 5.66 ERA, 40 strikeouts).
Sean Murphy hit a sacrifice fly to bring Tony Kemp home for the A’s to take a 1-0 lead in the 1st.
The Orioles quickly took the lead in the same inning as Ryan Mountcastle smacked a 415-foot two-run home run (20) over the Great Wall to make it 2-1 O’s.
In his second at-bat in the 3rd, Mountcastle hit another 2-run home run (21). This one went 406-feet and moved the score to 4-1.
Keegan Akin (2.78 ERA) relieved Austin Voth in the 4th with bases loaded and got Baltimore out of a jam.
Cedric Mullins hit a 370-foot solo shot (13) to extend the lead to 5-1 in the 4th. Anthony Santander proceeded to hit a 411-foot home run to give the O’s a 6-1 lead.
The Baltimore Orioles put on a power show Saturday night in a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Joey Krehbiel (3.02 ERA) came in to pitch for the Birds in the 6th.
Zack Logue (5.77 ERA) entered to pitch for Oakland in the 6th. Adley Rutschman hit a single off of Logue’s leg to score Jorge Mateo and make the lead 7-1.
Cionel Perez (1.55 ERA) came in for Baltimore in the 7th. He looked really sharp tonight.
Kirby Snead (5.91 ERA) relieved Logue in the 7th.
DL Hall (12.27 ERA) made his first relief appearance in the 8th, and his first appearance at Camden. He was fired up after throwing a 1-2-3 inning. He will make a great impression in pitching in September like this.
Austin Pruitt (4.76 ERA) got on the mound for Oakland. Adley Rutschman hit a 427-foot home run (9) to center to give the Orioles an 8-1 lead.
Nick Vespi (4.03 ERA) came in to finish out the game for the O’s in the 9th.
The Orioles and the Athletics finish their 3-game series tomorrow, Sunday, September 4th at 1:35 PM EST. The Birds will be going for a sweep.