The Baltimore Orioles ( 12-8) have somehow learned how to flush bad games and series out of their system and responding with positive play shortly after. After seeing the Nationals bats break out in a big way in the game on Friday, the O’s were looking for a response in Saturday night’s game and got one, downing the reigning World Series Champs 7-3.
It was the amazing offense that was able to lift the Birds early and often, as again somehow, someway the bats were able to get those run-driving hits that are essential to winning the game. One of the biggest hits for Baltimore came in the Bottom of the Second Inning, when Andrew Velazquez ripped a triple to right field for a 4-0 lead.
The Nationals did not go down without a fight causing several naibiting moments throughout the whole game, including in the Top of the Fourth Inning when they cut the O’s lead by half on a two-run shot by Juan Soto making the score 4-2.
Home Runs started to fly for both Baltimore and the Nationals as in the Bottom of the Fourth Rio Ruiz hit a monster shot to right field. In the Top of the Sixth Nationals Infielder Trea Turner responded with a monster shot to left field, as the Orioles were holding on to a 6-3 lead going into the later innings of the game.
With some rain entering into the Baltimore area, those who were watching the action were wondering if these two teams would once again have to suspend the game. Thankfully the rain was not hard enough and would allow for the O’s to get one more run in the Bottom of the Eighth Inning on a run-driving single by Jose Iglesias, which was enough to ensure the victory for the Birds.
Pitching well on the mound for Baltimore was starter Asher Wojciechowski, who worked five innings striking out two batters. Relievers Tanner Scott and Mychal Givens came into the game and were able to keep the Nationals bats off balance and were a huge part to the victory tonight.
The Birds will look to conclude the series against the Nationals on a strong note as they have starter John Means(0-1, 7.71 ERA) taking on Max Scherzer (1-1, 2.75 ERA). The game on Sunday (tomorrow) is set to start at 1:05 p.m. with the action set to air on the MASN Networks.
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