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Orioles drop second game of Saturday doubleheader to the Red sox, 6-4

August 12, 2018 - 12:14 am

The Baltimore Orioles are in danger of being swept by the Boston Red Sox in this four-game series as they fell 6-4 in the second of a doubleheader on Saturday. 

In a game that started off of as a pitcher's duel, ended with the Orioles failing to capitalize on several opportunities throughout the game. 

Yefry Ramirez took the mound for Baltimore, and he had one of his better outings in recent memory. Ramirez only allowed two runs and three hits in five innings of work. Hector Valazquez received the start for the Red Sox, and he struggled in his 2 2/3 innings of work as he allowed two runs off of two hits. 

The Orioles took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning via Renato Núñez RBI double. However, the Orioles could have scored more as Cedric Mullins seemingly hit the perfect pitch to pick up a RBI groundout, but Chris Davis hesitated and did not try to score from third base. 

Baltimore extended their lead in the third inning with a Trey Mancini RBI single that drove Jace Peterson home. 

In the fourth inning, J.D. Martinez hit a solo homer to cut the Orioles deficit to one. 

One inning later, Dan Butler picked up a RBI via a sacrifice fly. 

Cody Carroll entered the game in the sixth inning, and he allowed one run as a result of a wild pitch in one inning of action. 

The Orioles then tied the game up in their half of the sixth inning with a Joey Rickard solo homer. 

After pitching a one-two-three inning in the seventh, Mike Wright Jr. allowed a two-run homer to Martinez in the eighth inning to give Boston the 5-3 lead.

In the top of ninth inning, Paul Fry allowed one run off of two hits before retiring the side. 

Mancini cut the deficit to two with a solo homer in the ninth, but it was too little too late for Baltimore.

The Orioles will be looking to avoid the sweep on Sunday as Alex Cobb is set to face Chris Sale in the final game of this series.