Cedric Mullins completely dominated Orioles' sweep over Twins

Mullins made his mark on this series with a collection of highlight worthy plays.
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The Orioles just polished off arguably their best series of the young season, sweeping the Twins in a three-game home set. The O's outscored Minnesota 22-9 over the three game series, getting major contributions from guys like Gunnar Henderson, Jordan Westburg, and Ryan O'Hearn. However, no one stood out more then Cedric Mullins.

Cedric Mullins' Orioles Dominance: Game 1

Mullins started the series by making an incredible catch in the first inning of the opener. Cole Irvin was one pitch away from stranding a runner on third base and getting out of the inning. Then Kyle Farmer stepped to the plate and ripped a two-strike pitch into the gap. It looked like a routine double for Farmer ... until Cedric Mullins came into the picture.

This unbelievable catch left fans speechless, but Mullins wasn't done yet. In his second at-bat, Mullins drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning, putting the Orioles up 4-1.

Mullins would add to his already spectacular day with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, putting the Orioles up 6-2. He'd go on to finish the game 1-for-3 with 3 RBI and one spectacular catch.

Mullins returned to spotlight in Game 3

After a quiet 1-for-5 day in Game 2, Mullins made his presence felt in the series finale. Both offenses were held down for the majority of the game, with the Orioles leading the game 1-0 going into the top of the seventh.

The Twins fought back in the seventh, taking their first lead with a pair of run scoring singles. The Orioles would quickly respond in the bottom half of the inning, thanks to an Anthony Santander solo home run.

The pitching for the Orioles settled back in, taking a tie game into the bottom of the ninth. With Ryan Mountcastle reaching base, Cedric Mullins had a chance to end the game right then and there. He would do just that with a no-doubt, two-run home run. This walk-off home run was the first of his career.

Cedric Mullins' season so far

After a slow start to the season, Mullins has really turned it on, looking like the Cedric Mullins of old. He's slashing .259/.308/.552 with five home runs to go along with his high-level defense. Mullins' five dingers rank second on the Orioles, trailing only Gunnar Henderson. He has also recorded 15 RBI, which is tied for the team lead.

A bounce-back season for Mullins would go a long way for the O's, and his play so far this season is trending in the right direction.