By DAVID GINSBURG, Related Press
BALTIMORE (AP) — Fairly unexpectedly and for the primary time in years, the Baltimore Orioles loved per week stuffed with victories, cheering followers, hugs and excessive fives.
The Orioles rolled to their eighth straight victory Sunday, utilizing successive four-run innings and three RBIs by Ramón Urías to beat the road-weary Los Angeles Angels 9-5.
Baltimore fell behind 2-0 earlier than storming again to finish a 7-0 homestand and its first four-game sweep of the Angels since 2003. The Orioles had not gained eight consecutive video games in a season since April 22 to Might 1, 2005, although they gained 12 straight throughout two seasons in late 2015 and early 2016.
It’s been fairly an exhilarating stretch for a rebuilding staff that misplaced greater than 100 video games in three of the final 4 years, the exception being the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
“I’ve been ready for per week like this for a very long time, for many of my profession,” mentioned designated hitter Trey Mancini, who broke into the majors with Baltimore in 2016. “It’s one thing that I actually don’t take with no consideration. We’re simply having a very good time in right here, taking part in so effectively as a staff.”
Urías singled in two runs throughout a four-run fourth and added an RBI single within the fifth to make it 8-2. That put the Orioles (43-44) on target to maneuver inside a recreation of .500 for first time since beginning 0-1.
“You already know, I had increased hopes this yr for us as a staff, however I don’t assume I might have imagined the staff camaraderie being what it’s,” Mancini mentioned. “It’s simply all aligned very well for us.”
Monte Harrison and Max Stassi homered for the sinking Angels, who now sit a season-worst 11 video games below .500 at 38-49 after a 1-8 swing that started in Houston and Miami.
This was a very sloppy efficiency by Los Angeles. Throughout Baltimore’s four-run fifth, not solely was there a fielding error and a balk, however one run scored on a handed ball and one other on a wild pitch.
“That is simply irritating. We did not play a sound defensive recreation in a pair spots,” interim supervisor Phil Nevin mentioned. “We have got to maintain grinding. I do know what it appears like proper now and I do know the place we’re at. We have got lots of good gamers. We’re a staff that has to play crisp, clear baseball and we did not try this at present.”
Austin Voth (1-1) pitched 5 innings to earn his first victory with the Orioles since being claimed off waivers from Washington on June 7. Voth, who pitched for the World Sequence champion Nationals in 2019, observed some similarities between that staff and this one.
“In 2019 what we had was good chemistry and guys coming collectively and joking round and taking part in effectively,” he mentioned. “I’m beginning to see that right here.”
Harrison gave the Angels a 2-0 lead within the third together with his second profession homer, a two-run drive to proper. After celebrating his first lengthy ball since August 2020 with the Marlins, he needed to wait via a video replay as a result of the Orioles questioned whether or not he truly touched first base.
LA starter José Suarez (1-3) retired his first 10 batters earlier than strolling two and hitting one other within the fourth. The lefty gave up an RBI double to Ryan Mountcastle, a two-run single to Urías and was lifted after Rougned Odor singled in a run.
Orioles: OF Austin Hays was given the day without work to relaxation his sore proper wrist, which hasn’t been at 100% since he was struck by a pitch Monday in opposition to Texas. … RHP Travis Lakins (proper elbow irritation) was transferred to the 60-day IL.
Angels: Following a day without work, Los Angeles and RHP Noah Syndergaard (5-7, 3.84 ERA) face the visiting Houston Astros on Tuesday evening.
Orioles: After taking Monday off, Baltimore sends RHP Jordan Lyles (5-7, 4.50) to the mound Tuesday evening within the opener of a two-game collection at Wrigley Discipline in opposition to the Cubs.
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