This was a different game for the Orioles this series. They never trailed. Gausman was pitching well from the beginning. It was nice to see them win a solid game.
It got off to a good start for the Orioles. Kevin Gausman was dealing, and the Orioles scored two runs in the bottom of the first. Gerardo Parra got a double in his first at-bat as an Oriole, and would come around to score after a single by Wieters.
The O's would get another run in the next inning from Parades, who doubled to lead off the inning and scored after singles by Joseph and Machado. The third inning would see no runs, but the fourth gave the Orioles a couple more runs after a two run home run by Caleb Joseph (kid's gotta eat!). Hardy was the other part of that two-run HR, who singled prior to that bomb to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. The previous two games of this series, the Tigers got off to the fast lead. This time it was the Orioles, who would get off to a 5-0 lead after four innings.
Unfortunately, the Tigers would get back into the game in the fifth inning after a two-run home run by Castellanos. That made the game 5-2. But Machado increased the lead in the seventh inning with a solo HR. 6-2 Orioles.
Brad Brach came in for the eigth inning. Gausman had a good game going seven innings and only giving up the two runs with 106 pitches. Brach gave up a hit, but got out of the inning without giving up a run. In the bottom of the eigth Wieters got a double. Flaherty came in to pinch run for him, but he couldn't score.
Brach would stay in for the ninth innings, and after giving up a hit to Kinsler, but Martinez would ground into a double play to get two outs. Collins would fly out to end the inning.
In the end the Orioles would win easy, 6-2. They got ten hits, and basically dominated the game from start to finish. It was a good win, and by securing at a least a split in the series, it means that Yankees series is the only one they've lost since the All-Star break ended.
They get back at it tomorrow afternoon. David Price was supposed to pitch, but he's gone. The Orioles will see him eventually, but not tomorrow. A win would be huge - and I like this team's chances against a weakened Tigers ballclub. Go O's.