Cashner leads Orioles to 8–1 victory over Blue Jays: Recap 7/6/19
The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in Saturday afternoon’s game two of a three-game series by a score of 8–1.
The O’s have now won both games of the series and look to sweep the Jays heading into the All-Star Break.
Andrew Cashner pitched a gem for the Orioles and improved his record to 9–3 on the season. Cashner tossed seven innings and allowed only one run off three hits, while striking out four batters.
An explosive fourth inning broke the scoreless tie in Toronto, when Renato Núñez crushed a home run to left field that scored Trey Mancini. The deep shot is the 20th of the season for Núñez.
Later in the inning, Anthony Santander singled to score Pedro Severino and give the Orioles a 3–0 lead. Keon Broxton kept the momentum going and doubled to score Jonathan Villar and move Santander to third base.
Shortstop Richie Martin later in the inning grounded out to score Santander and put the Orioles up 5–0.
The Blue Jays immediately responded in the bottom of the fourth inning, when Cavan Biggio singled to score Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and cut the lead to 5–1. This would be the only run of the game for the Jays.
In the sixth inning, Stevie Wilkerson scored Villar with an RBI single. Santander scored Villar off a single later in the eighth inning, as the Orioles extended the lead to 7–1. Wilkerson added an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning with a home run to right field.
Santander finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBI and one run, while Villar scored three runs off a 2-for-4 performance.
Jimmy Yacabonis and Shawn Armstrong each pitched one hitless inning each to close out the game for Baltimore. The O’s cruised to an 8–1 victory for their third straight win.
The MSB Player of the Game is Andrew Cashner, who pitched seven solid innings and put the Orioles in a winning position. The O’s bats supported Cashner today and guaranteed a blowout victory.
Baltimore improves to 27–61 on the season and will look to sweep Toronto in tomorrow’s 1:07 p.m. ET finale.