Orioles Defeat Rangers 1-0
The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers on Saturday night by a final score of 1-0. The pitching was strong on both sides, but the Orioles offense did just enough to ensure the victory.
Brad Brach earned the win after a relatively clean inning pitching in relief of Baltimore starter Yefry Ramirez. Ramirez didn’t have the most efficient outing, hence the early hook, but he made the most of his time on the mound, allowing just 5 runners to reach on two hits while allowing zero runs. Ramirez is still searching for his first Major League win, which will come in time should his outings continue to be productive.
The top of the order carried the offensive load for the Orioles, with Tim Beckham, Jonathan Schoop, and Manny Machado combining for 4 of the team’s 6 hits and the only rbi of the night.
Zach Britton came in for the 9th and locked down his 3rd save of the year. Britton’s fantastic outing continued the good trend of the team’s trade pieces performing well in their recent outings, with Brad Brach and Mychal Givens continuing to pitch well and Manny Machado and Danny Valencia hitting at a high level.
Despite the victory on the field, the biggest win for the Orioles on the night had to be their uniforms. After the success of the Maryland flag script jersey night last year, the team brought the promotion back tonight, but applied the edit to their black jerseys. The jerseys, combined with the flag on the brim of their hats are a fantastic look that one hopes they bring back next year, possibly with higher frequency.
The Orioles and Rangers will play a rubber match tomorrow. Mike Minor will be on the hill for Texas, opposing whoever the Orioles decide to pitch, as that decision is as of yet unknown. The Orioles will be searching for their first series win since they defeated the Braves back in mid-June. First pitch is scheduled for 1:07 on MASN2.