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Orioles Lose 6th Straight

Fall 6-4 to Red Sox

June 13, 2018 - 9:26 am

By Austin Medina

The Orioles are back to their losing ways. After a quick winning streak last week, the O’s have lost six straight games.

Their latest loss came at the hands of the Red Sox, who won 6-4 in Baltimore Tuesday night.

The O’s struck first in the bottom of the first inning when outfielder Joey Rickard blasted a solo homerun to go up 1-0.

Orioles pitcher David Hess gave the lead right back in the second inning as Rafael Devers took Hess deep on a two-run homer. The Red Sox gained a 2-1 lead. Andrew Benintendi hit a solo shot he next inning to push the lead to 3-1.

The Orioles began to breakthrough in the third inning when Danny Valencia ripped an RBI single to score Rickard and cut the lead to 3-2.

Hess gave the Sox two runs when he walked Benintendi with the bases loaded. Thereafter Christian Vazquez scored on a Hess balk, widening the lead 5-2.

The Orioles fought hard and in the ninth inning, rattled Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel. After two walks, Mark Trumbo hit a two-run double to cut the Sox lead to 6-4.

Kimbrel calmed down and struck out Pedro Alvarez to finish the game and secure the 6-4 victory.

The O’s have one more game with Boston Wednesday afternoon before a three-game set with the Marlins.