Baltimore Orioles: Birds fall to Boston

Kyle Bradish got the start this afternoon for the Baltimore Orioles against Boston at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. While it was far from stellar, Bradish didn’t get much run support. It appeared that the Birds left all of their runs in Friday night’s game. Bradish’s line: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 6 K.

Bradish made it to the fifth inning without giving up a run. As can often be the case, third time through the order got him. Verdugo’s RBI-single gave Boston a 1-0 lead. One inning later Hernandez smacked a two-run homer, and they extended their lead to 3-0.

The Orioles did rally, however. As has been demonstrated, you never count this team out. The Birds put two runners on in the seventh, and Kyle Stovers’ RBI-groundout cut the Boston lead to 3-1. Jorge Mateo also scored on a pass ball, and the O’s were to within one at 3-2.

The teams would trade runs in the ninth, with Boston getting theirs on an RBI-double, the three Orioles’ run coming on another RBI-groundout by Stowers. But the Birds couldn’t push another runs across, and fell, 4-3.

This is a bit of a strange series, as it now shifts to Muncy Bank Ballpark in Williamsport, PA for the finale. Obviously that‘s the site of the Little League World Series, and the teams will play in the Little League Classic tomorrow on Sunday Night Baseball. The game remains technically an Orioles’ home game, and is the series finale.

So yes, tomorrow night the series concludes at the aforementioned Muncy Bank Ballpark. Dean Kremer gets the call for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Boston’s Nick Pivetta. Game time is set for just after 7 PM.

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