Sunday, May 19

Orioles beat Tigers in 10, run successful streak to six

BALTIMORE — For the second time in three days, Adam Frazier performed a giant half in a walk-off win for the Baltimore Orioles.

Frazier dashed house on Mason Englert’s wild pitch within the backside of the tenth inning to present the Orioles their sixth straight victory, 2-1 over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Orioles gained for the tenth time in 12 video games, this time on a day when Detroit’s Eduardo Rodriguez retired the primary 20 Baltimore hitters.

The Orioles managed solely three hits however completed off a collection sweep with aggressive baserunning and a few high quality pitching of their very own.

“Those kind of wins at the end of the season, they add up. That’s how you make the playoffs,” Frazier stated. “A lot of good teams can win the series, but to sweep the series is hard to do.”

Frazier drove within the successful run within the backside of the ninth Friday night time with a groundball to the correct aspect. This time he pinch-ran as the automated runner and moved to 3rd on a sacrifice bunt. Detroit introduced an outfielder in to make use of as a fifth infielder, however Jorge Mateo by no means needed to swing the bat. The first pitch to him from Englert (0-1) skipped away and Frazier scored.

The Tigers left 13 males on base, together with three within the tenth after Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde issued two intentional walks. Those allowed left-hander Keegan Akin (1-1) to face lefty hitters.

After a leadoff groundout by Matt Vierling moved the automated runner to 3rd, Eric Haase was walked deliberately. Zach McKinstry struck out, after which Spencer Torkelson was given a free cross, loading the bases. Nick Maton ended the menace with a popup.

Rodriguez’s bid for an ideal recreation was damaged up by Ryan Mountcastle’s two-out single within the seventh, however that was the one baserunner he allowed in seven innings. The veteran left-hander struck out six.

Torkelson hit a sacrifice fly within the eighth to place the Tigers up 1-0, however pinch-hitter Anthony Santander doubled house a run to tie it within the backside half — with the speedy Mateo scoring from first forward of the relay on an aggressive ship by third base coach Tony Mansolino.

Rookie starter Grayson Rodriguez pitched 5 scoreless innings for the Orioles, permitting 5 hits and three walks with six strikeouts. A double-play grounder helped him get via a jam within the second, and the Tigers left the bases loaded within the third when Torkelson’s liner was caught by a tumbling Ryan McKenna in proper area.

“The focus today was just to go out there and attack every inning like you’re the closer,” Grayson Rodriguez stated. “Three outs and then worry about the next one.”

Grayson Rodriguez allowed 4 runs within the first inning of Sunday’s win over the Chicago White Sox. Since then, Baltimore’s starters have yielded just one run complete in 5 video games.


Maton hit a walk-off homer April 14 in opposition to San Francisco. Since then, he’s 1 for 26 and hitless in his final 22 at-bats.


Orioles: Mateo returned to the lineup after lacking two video games with proper hip discomfort.


Detroit heads to Milwaukee for a three-game collection. Matthew Boyd (0-1) begins Monday night time for the Tigers in opposition to Colin Rea (0-0).

Baltimore hosts Boston on Monday night time. The Orioles ship Dean Kremer (1-0) to the mound in opposition to Chris Sale (1-1).

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