A lot has been said about the 2021 Baltimore Orioles. But nobody’s ever said that they were quitters. Behind an outstanding effort from Alexander Wells this evening in their final home game of the series, the O’s proudly reminded the field that they were leaving their stamp on the playoff race. Wells’ line: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K.
Wells surrendered a solo homer in the first to Hernandez. And that was the lone run that Boston scored off of the Birds’ starter. The Birds’ starter, who’s all but earned his way onto this team next season. At least earned his way to spring training.
The O’s took the lead in the last of the third when Ryan Mountcastle smacked a three-run homer. Mountcastle continues to make his case for Rookie of the Year, as that was his 33rd homer of the season. It could be said in fact, that Ryan Mountcastle’s had the best rookie season in Orioles’ history.
Tyler Nevin’s two-run single in the sixth extended the lead to 5-1. Later in the inning Pay Valaika would add a sac fly-RBI, and the O’s led 6-1. The final ended up 6-2, as Boston put a second run across on a wild pitch.
The Orioles took two-of-three from a Boston team who was looking for them to roll over. But it was important to these Birds to show the world that they had heart. They played hard in all three games of this series. And THAT’S what the orange & black stands for, across all era’s.
The O’s will head to Toronto tomorrow to open their final series of the season at Rogers Centre. The O’s are yet to name a starter, but whomever he is he’ll be opposed by Toronto’s Steven Matz. Game time is set for just after 7 PM.