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Mancini Leads O’s to 6-4 win

August 04, 2019 - 11:25 am

By Austin Medina  

After losing the first two games of the series, the Orioles got back in the win column. Led in large part by Trey Mancini, the O’s beat Toronto 6-4 Saturday.

Although both teams are at the bottom of the AL East, the Blue Jays have been a tough team as of late. They played .500 baseball for the past month, winning 11 of their previous 22 games.

Dylan Bundy took the start Saturday and shelled out a solid performance. Bundy struck out seven over 5.1 innings while allowing just two earned runs.

The Orioles picked up steam in the fifth inning, started by a Jonathan Villar solo homerun. With the O’s trailing 2-1, Mancini ripped a three-run homer to centerfield to give Baltimore a 4-2 lead.

Orioles’ reliever Richard Bleier surrendered a game-tying two run homerun to Reese McGuire in the 7th inning.

The O’s bounced back in the bottom of the inning, as Hanser Alberto hit a go-ahead RBI single. Mancini recorded his fourth RBI after a fielder’s choice to push the lead to 6-4.

After closer Mychal Givens recorded four outs, Paul Fry came in for the save in the 9th. Fry closed the door on Toronto and sealed a 6-4 Orioles victory.

Baltimore will look to tie the series with a win Sunday afternoon as Jimmy Yacaboonis get the start.