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Yefry Ramirez pitches a gem, but Orioles still lose 2-0

September 16, 2018 - 12:43 am

 

Quality pitching was not enough on Saturday night as the Orioles fell 2-0 to the White Sox. Yefry Ramirez had his best outing in the majors, but Baltimore's poor offensive display led to them being shutout for the 14th  time this season. 

The Orioles only totaled five hits, and they were 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position. 

In a pitchers duel, Ramirez was magnificent. He went 5 2/3 only allowing one run and four hits while fanning seven batters. On the other side, Ronaldo Lopez continued to find his rhythm as he went seven innings and only allowed four hits. Lopez struck out six batters and did not allow a single run.

Chicago broke the tie in the sixth inning with a Yolmer Sánchez RBI double.

Mike Wright Jr. relieved Ramirez following Sanchez's, and he went 2 1/3. Wright allowed one hit and picked up two strikeouts. The White Sox added to their lead in the top of the ninth with an Avisail Garcia solo homer. 

In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Orioles stranded two runners as Renato Nunez flied out to center to end the game. 

Baltimore is one loss away from tying their club-worst 107 losses in a single season. They will look to avoid the series sweep on Sunday as David Hess will face Lucas Giolito.