Villar hits for the cycle, O’s drop game one to the Yankees 9-6 Recap: 8/5/19
The Baltimore Orioles took to the field today to fave off against the AL East leading Yankees.
Gabriel Ynoa got the start, and he tossed 4.2 innings, giving up four runs off five hits. One run was not earned.
In the first inning, Yankees catcher Austin Romine homered. This put the visiting team up 1-0.
Trey Mancini answered in the third, singling home Jonathan Villar who reached on a triple.
Gabriel Ynoa gave up three more in the fifth, following a two RBI triple and a RBI fielders choice. This put the Yankees up 4-1.
The Orioles deficit would grow in the sixth, after a pair of solo home runs by the Yankees. This made it a 6-1 game.
The Birds would start a comeback in the bottom of the sixth. Jace Peterson homered, then Chris Davis knocked in a run on a sac fly. This made it a 6-4 game.
Still in the sixth, Jonathan Villar blasted a two run shot, tying the game. This home run also left Villar a single short of the cycle.
Unfortunately, the Yankees would get to Paul Fry in the eighth, scoring three runs with the long ball. The Orioles went into the ninth down 9-6.
Jonathan Villar came up to bat against Aroldis Chapman in the ninth, a single away from the cycle. Villar drop a blooper next the line in right field and completed the cycle! This is the fifth cycle in Orioles history, the third in OPACY, and the first since Felix Pie in 2009
Despite the cycle sealing single by Villar, the O’s went down in the ninth and lost this game 9-6.
Paul Fry takes the loss tonight and moves to 1-4.
Our MSB Orioles player of the game is Jonathan Villar. Villar’s cycle tonight launched highlighted the offense, where he knocked in two runs, scored two and went 4-5.
The Orioles look to bounce back on Tuesday, as Asher Wojciechowski takes the mound at 7:05 pm ET.