Anthony Santander Saves the Orioles from a Sweep in the Bronx
The Baltimore Orioles picked up their fourth win of the season, improving their record to 4-2. Baltimore’s ace John Means started the game going 4.2 innings allowing one run. The bullpen came up huge for the Orioles, combining for 6.1 innings in relief. Wins at Yankee stadium have been hard to come by, the victory snapped a twelve game losing streak at Yankee stadium. Cedric Mullins and Anthony Santander both had solo homeruns to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead. The Yankees would tie the game in the eighth inning from a RBI double by Gio Urshela. The next lead change came in the top of the 10th inning when Pedro Severino reached first base on a throwing error from Yankee shortstop Gleyber Torres, scoring Anthony Santander. The dog fight continued in the bottom of the 10th when Kyle Higashioka singled to RF tying the game at 3-3. The Orioles continued to battle in the top of the 11th, when catcher Chance Sisco singled to left scoring Rio Ruiz. In a game full of lead changes and extra innings the most exciting play happened at the very end when DJ LeMahieu lined a ball to Orioles right fielder Anthony Santander with a runner on third. Santander caught the ball and hosed Gio Urshela at the plate to end the game and give the Orioles a 4-3 victory moving the Birds into sole possession of first place in the A.L. East. The Orioles will finally be back at Camden Yards on Thursday to face the Boston Red Sox for the home series opener.