Orioles Drop Final Game of Oakland series (9/4/22)
The Orioles offense did not show up against the Athletics.
After a great showing for the Orioles on Saturday, the Oakland Athletics flipped the script and had a party of their own.
The Orioles starting lineup:
C. Mullins CF, 2. A. Rutschman DH, 3. A. Santander RF, 4. R. Mountcastle 1B, 5. G. Henderson 2B, 6. R. Urias 3B, 7. A. Hays LF, 8. J. Mateo SS, 9. R. Chirinos C
The starter on the mound for Baltimore was Spenser Watkins (4-5, 4.26 ERA, 56 strikeouts).
The Athletics starting lineup:
T. Kemp 2B, 2. V. Machin 3B, 3. S. Murphy DH, 4. S. Vogt 1B, 5. S. Langeliers C, 6. S. Brown RF, 7. C. Thomas LF, 8. S. Neuse SS, 9. C. Stevenson CF
The starter for Oakland was Adrian Martinez (3-3, 5.28 ERA, 25 strikeouts).
Sheldon Neuse singled in the second to score Seth Brown to give Oakland a 1-0 lead.
Shea Langeliers hit a 2-RBI single to extend the lead to 3-0.
Seth Brown hit a solo 393-foot home run (18) to give the A’s a 4-0 lead.
Nick Vespi (3.86 ERA) relieved Spenser Watkins with a runner on in the 7th. Watkins did not have good command today, and he finished with a grand total of zero strikeouts.
Joel Payamps (2.94 ERA) came in for Oakland in the 7th. Martinez pitched six fantastic scoreless innings.
Seth Brown took another ball deep in the 8th. This one was 397-feet and marked his 19th on the season. The Athletics lead 5-0.
Rico Garcia (5.40 ERA) came in for the O’s with a runner on.
Domingo Acevedo (3.64 ERA) replaced Payamps in the 8th.
AJ Puk (2.47 ERA) came in to finish the game for Oakland.
Baltimore still took the series and move on to face the Toronto Blue Jays as they travel to Baltimore tomorrow September 4th at 1:05 PM EST. Monday is a double header to kick off the biggest series of the season for the Orioles. They won’t have to scoreboard watch when facing the team directly ahead of them in the standings.