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Orioles Split Doubleheader with Boston

September 27, 2018 - 9:41 am

By Austin Medina 

With a game against Boston postponed Tuesday night, the O’s faced a doubleheader Wednesday. Like the Orioles season, the day proved to be a roller coaster.

The Orioles were crushed in the day game, losing 19-3. Ryan Meisinger allowed a five-run first inning which set the tone for the Sox, who lead the league in wins. Boston score ultiple runs in consecutive innings from the 4th until the 8h inning. 22 hits later, an the Orioles were left in utter shame.

The Orioles fought back in the night game, as they got redemption with a 10-3 victory.

Trey Mancini sparked the momentum early with an RBI triple in the 1st inning to take a 1-0 lead.

He scored off a Renato Nunez sacrifice fly, which pushed the lead to 2-1.

After Tzu-Wei Lin tied the game with a triple of his own, Adam Jones responded with an RBI double to retake a 3-2 lead. Baltimore couldn’t hold the lead with Jimmy Yacabonis on the bump, as he surrendered four hits along with for walks in 3.1 innings.

In the 7th inning, Mancini collected two more RBIs with a two-run single to give the O’s a 5-3 lead. 

The O’s added three more runs to their lead against Craig Kimbrel, as Kimbrel allowed an RBI double, single, and a wild pitch.

Luckily the Orioles played two games yesterday, as the day game proved embarrassing. With a bounce back night game, the O’s did some damage control.

As the Red Sox move on to face the Yankees, Baltimore is et to host the Astros for a four-game home stand. Houston just clinched the AL West, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they rest some players ahead of the playoffs.