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O’s Bats Fall Short Again

Lose to Phillies 4-1

May 17, 2018 - 11:13 am

By Austin Medina

Baltimore lost to Philadelphia 4-1 Wednesday night in Camden Yards.

Andrew Cashner was on the mound for the Orioles after his last victory over the Royals last Wednesday. Though he put up a similar performance, it wasn’t enough against the Phillies. Typically Cashner has had great success when playing Philly.

The Orioles came out with the first punch, a solo home run by Adam Jones.

With a 1-0 lead after the 1st inning, Cashner was in command. Cashner was solid through five inning yet it all came crashing down in the top of the 6th inning.

Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez led the inning off with a solo homerun of his own, tying the game at 1-1. Cashner recorded the next two outs but found trouble after walking catcher Carlos Santana. Maikel Franco singled to bring Santana home and give the Phillies the lead. Cashner was pulled for the game but both runners were still his responsibility.

Shortstop Pedro Florimon singled off Orioles reliever Richard Bleier to extend the lead to 3-1. The Phillies added an insurance run in the 7th to lead 4-1. Nick Pivetta of the Phillies pitched seven innings and had 11 strikeouts, keeping the Orioles offense guessing.

The Orioles will now travel to Fenway Park for a four-game set with the Boston Red Sox.