Tyler Wells pitched to a quality start this afternoon at Target Field for the Baltimore Orioles. the Birds have gotten great starting pitching on this road trip, and today was only the most recent installment. Unlike the first two games in Minnesota however, Tate’s efforts paid off this afternoon. Tate’s line: 6.0 IL,1 BB, 7 K.
Not only was Wells the winning pitcher today, but it may well have been one of the best starts of his career. This win snapped a 12-game losing streak at Minnesota’s Target Field. More importantly in the interim, it snapped a four-game losing streak in the present.
We played to a 0-0 tier through four innings. Then in the top of the fifth Roughned Odor smacked a solo homer, giving the Birds a 1-0 lead. One inning later in the sixth, Trey Mancini and Ryan Mountcastle smacked back-to-back solo homers, leaving the Birds with a 3-0 lead.
Minnesota would add a rub on an RBI-single by Polanco in the last of the sixth. They would threaten a few times, but the Oriole pen held strong. End of the day, the O’s snapped their losing streak and managed to salvage one in Minnesota.
The Birds now head home to open up a three-game set at Camden Yards against Texas with a Fourth of July matinee. Dean Kremer gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Texas’ Dane Dunning. Game time is set for just after 1 PM.