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Orioles Hold On to 7-5 Win

August 01, 2018 - 9:24 pm

By Austin Medina  

What is it about the Orioles playing the Yankees?

The O’s have played abysmal throughout 2018 and yet, they won their sixth game against New York Wednesday afternoon.

The O’s are now 6-6 on the season against the Bronx Bombers, after holding on to a 7-5 victory.

Lets be fair. The Orioles pounced Sonny Gray, who has been anything but solid this season. They got it started in the 2nd inning, as Trey Mancini ripped an RBI single. Renato Nunez followed with a two-run double to give Baltimore an early 3-0 lead.

Gray continued his mediocrity as Tim Beckham furthered the bleeding with a two-run single. After two innings, the O’s led 5-0.

Alex Cobb delievered a quality start, allowing just one earned run (A Gleyber Torres homerun) along with six strikeouts in six innings.

Mancini has been red hot of late and he continued in the 3rd inning as he matched Torres’ solo homerun with one of his own.

After an RBI single by Breyvic Valera, the O’s had a commanding 7-1 lead. Yankee fans booed Gray out of the stadium, in which he responded with a smile.

Of course the Yankees showed grit after Gray’s blunder. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Miguel Andujar hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-2.

Baltimore ran into trouble in the 9th inning, as they traded both closers Zach Britton and Brad Brach at the trade deadline. Paul Fry allowed two runners to reach and was replaced by Mike Wright Jr. Wright Jr. surrendered a three-run home run to Torres as the Yankees inched closer, 7-5.

Wright Jr. and the O’s secured the victory after a Greg Bird pop-out as the Orioles escaped the Bronx splitting the series.

Baltimore is now on to Texas for a four-game set with the Rangers.