BALTIMORE (AP) — Cedric Mullins hit a leadoff homer as a part of a three-hit day, and the Baltimore Orioles scored their most runs since 2015 and had a season-high 21 hits in an 18-5 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Sunday,
Baltimore entered twenty fourth among the many 30 main league groups in scoring, then put throughout its highest runs complete since beating Oakland 18-2 on Aug. 16, 2015.
After dropping their ultimate 14 video games in Might, the Orioles are 4-1 in June and received two of three in opposition to Minnesota to start out their homestand earlier than beating the Indians twice in three video games.
“I believe when you’ve got days like this, you simply relish within the second,” Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde mentioned. “We don’t have many blowout wins, so to have a giant lead and to proceed so as to add on and to proceed to have guys have actually good at-bats throughout till late within the recreation is enjoyable to observe.”
Ramón Urías additionally homered for Baltimore, which has received back-to-back collection on the identical homestand for the primary time since Might 8-13, 2018, when the Orioles received two of three in opposition to Kansas Metropolis after which three of 4 in opposition to Tampa Bay.
Amed Rosario and Bobby Bradley hit two-run homers for Cleveland, 3-7 in opposition to the AL East this season.
Mullins reached base in his first 5 plate appearances earlier than his flyout within the eighth ended his on-base streak at 11. He had hits in 9 consecutive at-bats in that span, Baltimore’s longest streak since Charles Johnson’s 9 in a row from Sept. 13-17, 1999, and one shy of Ken Singleton’s crew report from April 26-28, 1981.
“Not a single individual previous to that at-bat advised me something, most likely for a very good cause, and I choked it anyway,” Mullins mentioned of the eighth inning. “Nevertheless it’s OK. It’s simply persevering with to have good at-bats from this level ahead.”
Jorge López (2-6) received for the primary time in seven begins at Camden Yards this season, permitting three runs and 4 hits in 5 innings.
Already forward because of Mullins’ homer, Baltimore took management within the second in opposition to Cal Quantrill (0-2), who allowed seven runs — 5 earned — and 5 hits in 1 1/3 innings.
Austin Wynns and Mullins hit RBI singles within the second, and Quantrill bounced his throw on Trey Mancini’s comebacker previous catcher René Rivera for a two-run error. Anthony Santander’s two-run double off Nick Sandlin made it 7-0.
“A pair comfortable hits, I make an error, unhealthy begin for the sport,” mentioned Quantrill, who was making his second begin of the season. “Positively didn’t give the crew an opportunity to win.”
Baltimore added 5 runs within the fourth in opposition to reliever Sam Hentges, a rally that featured back-to-back infield singles that scored a runner from second. Santander hustled residence on Ryan Mountcastle’s hit deep within the gap to shortstop. Freddy Galvis raced residence on DJ Stewart’s single to second baseman Cesar Hernandez, who was positioned in shallow proper as a part of a shift.
“I believed it was excellent baserunning on their half,” Cleveland supervisor Terry Francona mentioned. “You by no means take away when any person does one thing good. On the identical time, our consciousness must be slightly bit higher. I don’t know if we get the primary man out, however I believe now we have an opportunity on the second. Finally, being conscious faster, these issues received’t occur.”
Orioles: Baltimore positioned LHP John Means (shoulder pressure) on the 10-day injured record. Means, 4-2 with a 2.28 ERA and a no-hitter in opposition to Seattle on Might 5, left his begin Saturday after going through solely 5 batters and recording two outs. Hyde mentioned an MRI examination revealed no structural modifications to Means’ shoulder. Means shall be shut down for 7-10 days. … LHP Zac Lowther was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk, pitched two innings and was optioned again to Norfolk after the sport. … LHP Brandon Waddell was claimed off waivers by St. Louis. Waddell, who pitched a scoreless inning in his lone look with Baltimore, was designated for project Friday.
Indians: Following an off day, Cleveland begins a two-game collection at St. Louis on Tuesday. RHP Shane Bieber (6-3, 3.08 ERA) is 8-3 with a 3.91 ERA in 12 profession interleague begins.
Orioles: Baltimore additionally has Monday off. The Orioles proceed their eight-game homestand Tuesday in opposition to the New York Mets as LHP Bruce Zimmermann (3-3, 4.96) attracts the beginning.