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Orioles Salvage Losing Streak With Father’s Day Win Over Marlins

June 18, 2018 - 7:39 am

By Joe Schiller

Following a 17-1 rout over the Tampa Bay Rays on Mother’s Day back in April, the Baltimore Orioles put on a show for Father’s Day in front of the Camden Yards crowd. They snapped a nine-game losing streak and avoided the sweep with a 10-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon.

The struggling bats came alive as the lineup scored over five runs for the first time in 11 games. Jace Peterson opened up the scoring with a two-run RBI ground-rule double in the second inning and added on two-run homer three innings later. Trevor Richards lasted just 3.1 innings and was roughed up by the Orioles' lineup, allowing six earned runs in the process.

Mark Trumbo provided one of the best performances of his season, tallying three hits and showing off his power with an opposite-field solo shot over the right-field wall. Adam Jones, Manny Machado, and Trey Mancini also tacked on RBIs in a team effort behind the plate.

Dylan Bundy received ample run support and took care of the rest on the mound. The ace earned his fifth win of the season and second in three starts with a stout performance in 6.0 innings of work. He’s found his best form as of recent, a promising sign heading into the All-Star break next month.

Wins have been few and far between for the Orioles but they pick up just their 20th of the season and now sit with a record of 20-50 through 70 games. Given the circumstances, there’s still plenty of signs that they should be selling towards the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline but a win brings back much-need confidence to the clubhouse nonetheless.

The Orioles will have an off day before heading across the beltway for a three-game series matchup against the Washington Nationals.