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Blue Jays Blank O’s 6-0

Orioles one-hit by rookie Pannone

August 22, 2018 - 3:24 pm

By Austin Medina  

The Orioles came into Wednesday looking for a series-split. After dropping yesterday’s game 8-2, the O’s appeared baffled by the arm of Blue Jays rookie Thomas Pannone.

Pannone brought a no-hitter into the 7th inning, when finally the O’s broke through with a Trey Mancini single.

Not only did Pannone look great, David Hess pitched a fantastic game in his own right, going seven innings and striking out seven. He allowed just one run, a homerun by Kendrys Morales in the bottom of the seventh. The homerun by Morales proved to be all Toronto needed, though they added on against Miguel Castro.

Castro provided an awful performance, allowing five runs, on five hits and two walks. He started off by allowing an RBI double to Richard Urena. He walked Billy McKinney on a wild pitch, which allowed another Toronto score, 3-0.

To make matters worse, a three-run homerun by Devon Travis booted Castro from the game, without recording a single out.

Baltimore ended the game with just two hits, the single by Mancini and a single by John Andreoli.

Blue Jays closer Joe Biagini struck out the side in the 9th to secure the save as the Orioles lost 6-0.

The Orioles head back to Camden Yards for a seven-game homestand, beginning with a four-game series with the New York Yankees.