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Mark Trumbo hits two homers as Baltimore defeats the Rangers 9-6

August 05, 2018 - 8:00 pm

The Orioles won in dramatic fashion on Sunday as they avoided the series sweep. Baltimore defeated the Rangers 9-6 despite Yefry Ramirez's poor outing. He only went 1 2/3, yet he allowed five earned runs and walked five batters. 

The Orioles bullpen had a remarkable day as they went 7 1/3 and only allowed one run. Tanner Scott was awarded the win as he went 2 1/3 recording four strikeouts, while only allowing one hit.  Offensively, Baltimore's bats were hot seemingly all game.

During the first three innings, it was reminiscent of a heavyweight fight. There were five lead changes in that span. The Orioles first run came in the top of the first inning as Mark Trumbo picked up a RBI single, but Texas responded in the bottom of the first with two runs of their own. Robinson Chirinos picked up a two-RBI single to give the Rangers the lead.

The Orioles answered with a three-run Austin Wynns homer to give Baltimore a 4-2 lead. 

The Rangers regained the lead with a three-hit, three-run inning. Shin-Soo Choo hit a sacrifice fly to bring in a run, and Elvis Andrus picked up a RBI on a groundout to second. Joey Gallo then picked up a RBI single to give Texas a 5-4 lead. After Gallo's single, Ramirez walked Chirinos, which loaded the bases. Tanner Scott entered the game for Ramirez, in a jam, and struck out Ronald Guzman in four pitches to retire the side.

Baltimore would then retake the lead in the top of the third inning with a Trumbo two-run homer. 

After Scott only faced seven batters in two innings, Donnie Hart entered in the fifth. Hart struck out two batters, walked one and picked up a groundout on 20 pitches to retire the side. 

Hart's day was over after he picked up two outs in the sixth inning. Miguel Castro struck out Elvis Andrus to end the inning. 

The scoring resumed in the seventh as Jonathan Villar hit a solo homer to lead off the fifth inning. 

In the seventh inning, Trumbo picked up his third and fourth RBIs of the afternoon as he hit another two-run homer. 

The Rangers made one last charge in the eighth inning. Paul Fry entered the game for Castro, and he struggled immensely. 
Rougned Odor picked up a RBI on a groundout to cut Baltimore's lead to three. Fry was then pulled, and Mychal Givens entered the game with two outs and a runner on third. He ended the inning in two pitches as Andrus flied out. 

Givens took the mound in the ninth, and he needed to face three batters en route to picking up the save. 

The Orioles are now 34-78 as they are scheduled to travel to Tampa Bay to face the Rays in the final series of this 9-game road trip. 

Quick Hits
Tanner Scott picked up his second major league win of his entire career on Sunday

Austin Wynn hit his third career home run in the Majors.

Chris Davis received his second-consecutive day off, while Adam Jones was also given Sunday off.