O’s drop first game of Oakland series, lose sixth straight: Recap 6/18/19
The Baltimore Orioles lost their sixth straight game at the hands of the Athletics in a 3–2 loss in Oakland.
The first three innings were wild and back-and-forth, as both teams exchanged the lead. However, the O’s struggled to get on base throughout the remainder of the game, tallying only three hits as a team.
Baltimore’s Andrew Cashner started on the mound against Oakland’s Mike Fiers. Cashner pitched well but was unfortunate to receive little run support.
The A’s got things started at the Oakland Coliseum with a first inning run off the bat of first baseman Matt Olsen. Marcus Semien scored off the Olsen RBI double.
The Orioles responded immediately in the top of the second, scoring two runs and taking an early one-run lead. Pedro Severino scored on an Oakland error and sacrifice bunt by Rio Ruiz, who was later scored off a Hanser Alberto sacrifice hit.
Errors affected the score line later in the third inning, when Marcus Semien and Matt Chapman scored off Chance Sisco’s throwing mistake.
A questionable ruling at home plate went against the Orioles on this play and allowed the A’s to score a run off an overturned call. Oakland took a 3–2 lead at this point and never looked back.
Despite the loss, Cashner pitched a very solid outing for Baltimore. The 32-year-old starter pitched six innings and allowed one earned run off four hits. Cashner falls to 6-3 on the season.
As a team, the Orioles were held to only three hits on the night. While Oakland only had five hits, this is still a poor performance for Baltimore’s bats.
Oakland’s Mike Fiers pitched 6.2 innings and allowed two unearned runs off three hits. He improves to 7-3 on the season.
Blake Treinen closed the game for the Athletics, as he easily shut down the Orioles’ final three hitters.
The MSB Orioles Player of the game is Andrew Cashner, who tossed a strong six innings and gave up just one earned run.
The Orioles will now shift to game two tomorrow night in Oakland, as the team will seek to end its six-game losing streak.
Game two is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET.