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Despite quality start from Dylan Bundy, Orioles fall 3-1 to the Rangers

August 05, 2018 - 12:23 am

The Baltimore Orioles have lost their third straight game as they fall 3-1 to the Texas Rangers. Dylan Bundy picked up his 10th loss of the season as he went six innings, yet only allowed one earned run off of seven hits. He recorded six strikeouts, while only walking two batters on 104 pitches. 

The Rangers broke the 0-0 tie in the fourth inning as Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer.

In the fifth inning, the Orioles pulled off a rather impressive 5-3-6 double play as Tim Beckham had great awareness to run to the third base to cover the bag.

Bundy left after the sixth inning, and Paul Fry entered in the seventh inning. He recorded a one-two-three inning on 12 pitches. Baltimore also put a run on the board in the seventh inning as Mark Trumbo picked up a RBI-single.

In the eighth inning, Fry allowed a home run on the first batter he faced, Rougned Odor.

Mychal Givens relieved Fry, and he was in full command of his pitches. He did not allow a hit as he picked up two strikeouts and a fly out to retire the side. 

Baltimore's final chance to mount a comeback ended with a Danny Valencia fly out. 

The Orioles are now 33-78, and they are in danger of being swept by the Texas Rangers in this four-game series. Yefry Ramirez will get the start on Sunday with the hopes of ending Baltimore's three-game losing streak.
 
Quick hits
Mark Trumbo picked up his 1,000th career hit 

The Orioles were 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position 

Rougned Odor is on-fire this series; he has five hits, three home runs, six walks and eight RBIs.