Orioles begin homestand with 4-2 win against Toronto: Recap 6/11/19
The Baltimore Orioles hosted the Toronto Blue Jays for game one of a three-game set, and the offense was ready.
John Means started tonight’s game and yet again was fantastic. The rookie finished the day tossing five innings, allowing just one run off four hits. Means also struck out seven batters.
Means’ one run came off a first inning home run off the bat of Eric Sogard. This put the Blue Jays up 1-0.
In the third inning, Trey Mancini hit his 18th double of the year, and it scored Anthony Santander to tie the game at 1-1. Later in the same inning, Chance Sisco doubled in Mancini to give the O’s the 2-1 lead.
Anthony Santander, who went 3-for-4 with a run scored, doubled in Jonathan Villar in the fourth inning. This extended the Orioles’ to 3-1.
The score would stay the same until the eighth inning, when Orioles reliever Miguel Castro gave up a RBI double from Randall Grichuk to cut the Birds’ lead to 3-2.
In the bottom of the eighth, Jonathan Villar would answer with a RBI double of his own. This gave the O’s the ultimate lead of 4-2.
Mychal Givens would record his sixth save of the season tonight, while John Means moves to 6-4 on the season, picking up the win.
The Orioles offense was red-hot tonight, finishing with 11 hits, with Anthony Santander having three of them. Also, all four runs scored by the O’s tonight came off RBI doubles.
The MSB Orioles Player of the Game is starting pitcher John Means, who showed fantastic stuff and made the Blue Jays offense look silly, striking out seven over five innings.
The Orioles take the field again for game two Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.