Gunnar Henderson delivers game-winning hit in Orioles’ 3-2 victory over Red Sox
For all the thrill his debut in Cleveland introduced, Gunnar Henderson had but to supply a signature second at Camden Yards.
A risk offered itself within the sixth inning of Friday evening’s recreation towards the Boston Red Sox. As the Orioles’ prime prospect got here to the plate, he did so not solely with the bases loaded and one out, but in addition with Baltimore dealing with a one-run deficit after scoring its first run in 14 innings on a wild pitch.
Henderson tripled the body’s run complete and flipped the scoreboard with one groundball by way of the best aspect, his two-run single giving the Orioles a 3-2 lead they didn’t relinquish as bullpen pitched 5 scoreless innings even with nearer Félix Bautista seemingly unavailable.
Henderson’s knock gave the youngest participant within the majors hits in eight of his first 10 profession video games and doubled his RBI complete. It marked the Orioles’ first hit Friday by a participant aside from Cedric Mullins.
Mullins opened Baltimore’s evening towards Boston starter Brayan Bello with a single however was erased attempting to steal second base. He started the fourth with a tough line drive off the best area wall, just for Alex Verdugo to easily area the ricochet and throw him out at second.
But when he smacked a ball into left area with one out within the sixth, Mullins made little effort to advance past first base. He lastly did so when Adley Rutschman walked, starting a string of three straight free passes that included the run-scoring wild pitch.
Henderson got here by way of with Baltimore’s subsequent and final two hits, his go-ahead single and a double that proved fruitless within the eighth. The Orioles’ bullpen made the previous stand.
Having allowed a two-run residence run to Xander Bogaerts within the second, Austin Voth exited with no outs within the fifth, the fifth time previously seven video games Baltimore’s starter did not file an out after the fourth inning. DL Hall, the Orioles’ No. 4 prospect, bounced again from a poor outing Monday with 1 1/3 scoreless innings, and Jake Reed matched that, coming into with the Orioles (73-65) trailing and leaving with a lead.
In bringing in left-hander Cionel Pérez to get the final out of the seventh, supervisor Brandon Hyde was presumably going handy the sport to his typical backend trio of Pérez, Dillon Tate and Bautista. Instead, Bryan Baker entered for the eighth, and Tate recorded the ultimate 4 outs.
The win was the Orioles’ 73rd, tying them for probably the most by a crew that misplaced a minimum of 110 video games the 12 months earlier than, in response to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Around the horn
- Both Hyde and right-hander Jordan Lyles expressed hope Lyles would be capable to begin Saturday. He missed a flip by way of the rotation for the primary time when a abdomen virus prevented him from pitching in Monday’s doubleheader.
- Infielder Jonathan Araúz cleared waivers after being designated for project and was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.
- Double-A Bowie’s Connor Norby and Cade Povich had been named the group’s minor league participant and pitcher of the month.
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