Photo Courtesy: USA Today

Trumbo, O's Snap Seven-Game Skid

May 10, 2018 - 9:16 am

By Joe Schiller

It’s been a long time coming but the Orioles are back in the win column.

After the dreadful 15-7 loss Tuesday night, Baltimore answered and snapped a seven-game losing streak with a crucial 5-3 win over the Royals.

Andrew Cashner (1-4) earned the no-decision but pitched a solid outing, allowing six hits and three earned runs in six innings on the mound. His only real fault came from a Lucas Duda two-run blast in the top of the fourth-inning to open up the score sheet.  

Chris Davis immediately answered one-half inning later and smacked a three-run opposite field homer to give the Orioles a 3-2 lead. It marked back-to-back home runs for Davis, the confidence boost he desperately needed after a sluggish start to the season.

Duda came back to haunt the yet Orioles again, tying the game at 3-3 with an RBI single to center field. Another blown lead provided little hope for the Camden crowd but things proved to be different this time around. The Orioles were the ones to answer.

Fresh off his return from the DL, Mark Trumbo played hero ball. His two-run RBI single in the eighth-inning broke the deadlock and was all the Orioles needed to secure a 5-3 win.

Richard Bleier threw two scoreless innings in relief as Brad Brach earned his fourth save of the season. Bleier continues to play at an All-Star level and has thrown 18 ⅓ scoreless innings. He currently bolsters an ERA of 0.40, one of the best among qualifying relief pitchers this season.

The Orioles will look to earn only their third series win of the season tonight as Chris Tillman (1-5) faces off against Ian Kennedy (1-3). First pitch kicks off at 7:05 p.m. from Camden Yards.