Orioles skidded Angels 9-5 for 8th straight win
BALTIMORE –The Baltimore Orioles earned their eighth straight win on Sunday, using back-to-back four-run innings and three RBIs from Ramón Urías to beat the road-weary Los Angeles Angels 9-5.
Baltimore fell behind 2-0 before coming back strong to complete a 7-0 homestand and its first four-game sweep against the Angels since 2003. The Orioles had not won eight straight games in a season since April 22 as of May 1, 2005, however they have won 12 in a row over two seasons in late 2015 and early 2016.
Urías scored a two-run single on a four-run fourth and added an RBI single in the fifth to make it 8-2.
Baltimore (43-44) moved with a .500 game for the first time since going 0-1.
It’s been quite an exhilarating time for a rebuilding team that has lost more than 100 games in three of the past four years, barring the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
Monte Harrison and Max Stassi homered for the sinking Angels, who are now in their worst 11 games of the season under .500 at 38-49 after a 1-8 swing that started in Houston and Miami.
Austin Voth (1-1) pitched five innings for his first victory with the Orioles since being claimed off waivers from Washington on June 7.
Harrison gave the Angels a 2-0 lead in the third with his second career home run, a two-run drive to the right. After celebrating his first long ball since August 2020 with the Marlins, he had to wait for a video replay as the Orioles wondered if he had actually touched first base.
Los Angeles starter Jose Suarez (1-3) retired his first 10 batters before walking two and hitting another in the fourth. The southpaw gave up an RBI double to Ryan Mountcastle, a two-run single to Urías and was waived after Rougned Odor scored a single in a run.
The Angels were a big contributor to Baltimore’s fifth point. Not only was there a field error and a disallowance, but a run was scored on a passed ball and another on a wild throw.
Orioles: OF Austin Hays had the day off to rest his sore right wrist, which hasn’t been 100 percent since being hit by a pitch Monday against Texas. … RHP Travis Lakins (right elbow inflammation) transferred to IL 60 days.
Angels: After a day off, Los Angeles and RHP Noah Syndergaard (5-7, 3.84 ERA) will face the visiting Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Orioles: After taking the day off Monday, Baltimore sends RHP Jordan Lyles (5-7, 4.50) to the mound Tuesday night in Game 1 of a two-game series at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.
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