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Orioles Come Close, Fall 2-1 to Red Sox

May 09, 2019 - 11:53 am

By Austin Medina  

The Orioles hung in against the reigning World Series champs and were robbed of a series win.

Baltimore fell to the Red Sox 2-1 in 12 innings Wednesday at Camden Yards.

The game started as a pitcher’s duel as Orioles pitcher Andrew Cashner held his own in a pitching matchup with Chris Sale.

Cashner went six innings with five strikeouts. His only mistake occurred in the 3rd inning, when Mookie Betts smashed a solo homerun.

The Orioles had no answers for Sale, as he recorded 14 strikeouts over eight innings. Baltimore evened the score at 1-1 in the 6th, when Trey Mancini lined an RBI double into the gap.

The game went into extra innings and the Orioles had a chance to walk off in the 11th inning. Mancini seemed poised to get his second RBI and walk off with a deep shot to center field. Center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made a tremendous grab, robbing Mancini of a series-clinching homerun.

The robbing took momentum out of the Orioles sails, as Andrew Benintendi collected his 4th home run on the season in the top of the 12th. Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree came in and finished out the game, securing a 2-1 victory over Baltimore.

Mancini spoke after the game and addressed the spectacular play by Bradley Jr. 

The O’s have an off day Thursday before hosting a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels.