The Orioles pitched a shutout after a rain delay.
After an off day and a road sweep, the Orioles returned to Camden Yards to start the three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 7:05 game was pushed back due to a rain delay but was able to start around 8:50 PM EST.
The O’s starting lineup:
C. Mullins CF, 2. A. Rutschman, C 3. A. Santander RF, 4.R. Mountcastle 1B, 5. T. Vavra DH 6. R. Urias 3B, 7. R. Odor 2B, 8. J. Mateo SS, 9. B. Phillips LF
The starting pitcher was Dean Kremer (3.76 ERA).
The Pirates starting lineup:
1. T. Marcano LF, 2. B. Reynolds CF, 3. B. Gamel DH, 4. K. Hayes 3B, 5. O. Cruz SS, 6. K. Newman 2B, 7. B. Madris 1B, 8. C. Mitchell RF, 9. J. Delay C
The starting pitcher was Mitch Keller (4.32 ERA).
The Orioles and the Pirates were in a pitching duel the whole game.
Brett Phillips hit a double in his first ever at bat as an Oriole at Camden Yards in the 4th inning.
In the 6th, the O’s finally took the lead as Ramon Urias hit a bouncer single to score Anthony Santander to take the lead, 1-0.
Cionel Perez (1.21 ERA) came in to relieve Dean Kremer in the 7th. Kremer had 2 strikeouts, joining Jordan Lyles as the only Baltimore starter with multiple games pitching over 6 innings this season.
Manny Banuelos (4.41 ERA) relieved Mitch Keller in the 7th inning. Keller had 1 strikeout.
Yohan Ramirez (6.35 ERA) relieved Banuelos in the 9th.
Felix Bautista (1.81 ERA) came in for the O’s to close out the game and was rewarded with a save.
The Orioles were able to take game one against the Pirates. The next game takes place Saturday, August 6th, at 5:05 PM.