Baltimore Orioles: Trey Mancini plays the hero as the magic returns

Tyler Wells got the start last night against Anaheim for the Baltimore Orioles, with mixed results. For awhile it looked like he was in line to be the losing pitcher. For most of the ballgame, in fact. But anyone who thought that sure had something else coming. Wells’ line: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K.

Wells gave up a three-run homer to Trout in the third inning. And that was it. He departed obviously after four innings, but the bullpen was solid. Luckily, so we’re Oriole bats.

The Birds began their comeback in the seventh with an RBI-single by Ramon Urias. One inning later Ryan Mountcastle smacked an RBI-single, and the comeback was on. But not before Ohtani extended the Anaheim lead back to two runs in the ninth with a solo homer.

That simply made the road slightly tougher for the Birds, who had that look of determination in their eyes. This as the old sentiments of Orioles Magic began to descend once again upon Camden Yards.

With a runner on second in the last of the ninth, Adley Rutschman’s RBI-double cut the lead to 4-3. Rutschman would later score on Cedric Mullins’ RBI-double, and the O’s had officially “come back.” But that only tied the game – the Orioles had in mind to win it.

Mullins would advance to third on a wild pitch, but that wasn’t such a big deal as he was already in scoring position. But the moment everyone was waiting for came in the form of Trey Mancini’s RBI-single to left. That plated Mullins, sent everyone home happy, and reminded the fans of this franchise’s not-so-distant magical past, and perhaps of a similar future.

After the game Mancini tipped his cap at the crowd and his teammates in the clubhouse:

It was so exciting, one of the best wins I’ve been a part of in my time here. I’m guessing it was one of our top crowds of the year. It was a great energy, the fans brought it all night, and we fed off that, especially late. It was just an amazing comeback for us. It was unbelievable to be a part of a great team win for us

Quote courtesy of Roch Kubatko, MASNsports

The series continues this afternoon at Camden Yards. Dean Kremer gets the start for the Birds, and he’ll be opposed by Anaheim’s Patrick Sandoval. Game time is set for just after 4 PM.

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