Another one of those irritating games games.
We scored 5 runs in the first 4 innings, and then didn't score again. We really should have.
- 3 runs in the first: Jose Bautista doubled, moved to 3rd on a wild pitch. Josh Donaldson walked. Edwin Encarnacion brought Bautista home with a sac fly. Michael Saunders doubled home Donaldson. Russell Martin singled home Saunders.
- 1 in the second: Devon Travis doubled and Jose singled him home.
- 1 in the fourth: Bautista walked and scored on Donaldson's triple.
Unfortunately that's where the scoring ended. We did have a good chance to score again. 2 on and no outs in the bottom of the seventh, but Justin Smoak struck out and Martin hit into a double play.
We had 8 hits and 4 walks. Bautista and Saunders had 2 each (and Jose walked twice). Everyone else had a hit excepting Edwin Encarncion (tho he had the sac fly and was hit by pitch), Smoak (0 for 4, 3 strikeouts) and Darwin Barney (0 for 4).
Jose left the game in the sixth inning, after taking a walk. Apparently he had a sore hip.
Marcus Stroman wasn't good, again. He gave up 8 hits and 4 earned, in 5.1 innings. There would have been at least 1 more earned run, but Manny Machado decided he had to tag up at first, on a 2-out fly ball over Bautista's head. He was just barely out at the plate. If he had been running on contact he would have been safe without a throw.
I don't know what is going on with Stroman.
Joe Biagini came in with 1 out in the sixth. He gave up a double and a walk, before getting out of the inning, but didn't allow a run. He got the first out of the seventh then Gibby went to Aaron Loup to face Chris Davis. Right move, wrong result. Davis took Loup's 5th pitch over the left field wall.
Gavin Floyd got the last 2 outs of the inning.
Jason Grilli worked his way through a scoreless eighth, giving up a walk but getting 2 strikeouts.
Roberto Osuna, pitching the ninth, gave up a leadoff double to Hyun Soo Kim. A Machado ground out moved him to 3rd and Chris Davis lifted a fly deep enough for a sac fly to give the Orioles the lead.
Jays of the Day: Bautista (.164 WPA), Saunders (.145) and Grilli (.106).
Suckage: Osuna (-.301), Loup (.201) and Stroman (-.097).
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