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Orioles fall 10-7 after late blunder

May 21, 2019 - 10:48 am

By Austin Medina  

The Orioles had the Yankees right where they wanted them and they let them off the hook.

Heading into the 6th inning, the O’s carried a 6-1 lead after bashing J.A. Happ. A pair of homeruns as well as timely hitting gave Baltimore the lead, though they couldn’t hold on.

Andrew Cashner surrendered an RBI single to catcher Gary Sanchez to shorten the deficit to 6-2.

The Yankees conducted a comeback in a variety of ways, including a fielder’s choice from Kendrys Morales, an RBI single from DJ LeMahieu, and a sac fly from Aaron Hicks.

Gleyber Torres has destroyed the Orioles all season long, as he smashed his eighth home run of the season (second of the game) against Baltimore to cut the lead to 7-6.

Still, the O’s has a chance to close out the victory in Camden Yards as Mychal Givens went back for the 9th inning.

Givens allowed the game-tying run to score after another sacrifice fly from Hicks. The main blunder came with two outs in the ninth, as first baseman Luke Voit popped up in foul play to catcher Pedro Severino.

Severino’s misplay allowed Voit to stay alive and work his way on base via a walk. The Yankees typically take advantage of second chances as Gary Sanchez roped a three-run homerun to take a 10-7 lead.

The blunder by Severino is another learning curve for the Orioles, but it’s the blunder that has led to losses in bunches.

The O’s look to take back a win tonight as they send David Hess on the mound.