The Baltimore Orioles (14-14) were hoping to find a positive response after a tough series against the Boston Red Sox (9-20), and got a game they will never forget in their 5-4 victory over Boston in Major League Baseball action on Sunday.
One of the biggest improvements overall for the Orioles this season versus last has been the performance from the bullpen, who was a huge part of the team’s gaining a victory in the finale against their American League East Rivals.
Baltimore made the call to the pen pretty early on in the game on Sunday as starter Wade LeBlanc left the game with left elbow discomfort. Manager Brandon Hyde called upon Tom Eshelman, who went 4 1/3 innings without allowing a run or a hit. Eshelman did a tremendous job of keeping the Red Sox’s bats off balance and making some huge adjustments as the game went along.t
Picking up the first save of the season was lefty Tanner Scott, who started off on a rough note, but then was able to keep the Red Sox bats off the scoreboards and lead the Orioles to the victory. On the offensive side of the field Rio Ruiz had two hits including a double and Andrew Velazquez also recorded a hit.
The Orioles will have a day off before starting a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays starting on Tuesday. Baltimore has not yet announced their starter for Tuesday, while the Rays are scheduled to have starter Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 6.00 ERA) on the mound. The game between Baltimore and Tampa Bay is set to start at 6:40 p.m. with the action airing on the MASN 2 Network.
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