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Orioles Fall 2-1 to Rangers in Extra Innings

June 06, 2019 - 8:57 am

By Joe Schiller

Fresh off a 12-11 win over the Texas Rangers, where the Orioles hit five home runs – three of which came from Pedro Severino, the bats where non-existent on Wednesday night. 

It especially hurt, after a strong performance from John Means on the mound. Means allowed just four hits and one earned run in six innings but came away with the no-decision. Richie Martin's game-tying home run in the ninth inning gave the Orioles life heading into extra innings, but they ultimately fell 2-1 following Delino DeShields' game-winning single in the 12th inning. 

Despite the scoreline, the Orioles had plenty of chances to score. They left 11 runners stranded on base and went 1-13 with runners in scoring position. 

When it seemed like Brandon Hyde's team had an opportunity, Mike Minor found a way out of it. The Rangers' pitcher, one of the American League's best, was strong in 5.2 innings of work. Minor struck out seven batters and kept the Orioles scoreless even after allowing seven hits on the mound. 

Elvis Andrus' double to deep right field gave the Rangers an early 1-0 lead in the first inning and the game remained scoreless until Martin's home run in the ninth. 

The Orioles left Wednesday night's game banged up. Severino exited the game with a head contusion, Jonathan Villar left with right thumb soreness and D.J. Stewart suffered a right ankle sprain after a collision with Hanser Alberto. 

Chance Sisco saw action for the first time since being called up from Triple-A Norfolk. He finished 0-3 with one strikeout on the night. 

The Orioles failed to get a runner on base in extra innings and the Rangers finally took advantage. After Asdrubal Cabrera reached base on an infield single and Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch, DeShields knocked a base hit off Paul Fry to give the Rangers the win.

The Rangers improved to 30-28 on the season, while the Orioles fell to 19-42. 

David Hess (1-7) will take the mound in the rubber match tonight. He'll face off against Ariel Jurado (2-2) with first pitch set for 8:05 p.m. ET.