Baltimore Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo smashes a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to carry the O’s past the Toronto Blue Jays on Orioles Opening Day.
The 2016 reigning home run champion and Baltimore Orioles‘ Mark Trumbo delivered a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to boost the O’s past American League East rival Toronto Blue Jays Monday on Orioles Opening Day.
Following the dangerous Manny Machado and Chris Davis, Trumbo came up to bat with two outs and sent Jason Grilli‘s slider sailing over the left field wall to help the O’s capture their seventh consecutive Opening Day victory.
Here’s a video clip of Trumbo’s walk-off home run:
The game’s first runs came in the third inning when Chris Davis crushed a fly ball single to the right field wall, scoring first-year Oriole Seth Smith to take a 1-0 lead. Trumbo followed with a one-run double to right field, giving the Orioles a 2-0 lead heading into the fourth inning.
Baltimore Orioles Opening Day starter Kevin Gausman tossed 5.1 innings with four strikeouts and giving up two earned runs, earning the no-decision. However, Gausman ran into some trouble in the fifth inning where he walked Blue Jays Kendrys Morales with the bases loaded to bring in the Blue Jays first run of the game. Gausman returned for the sixth inning, but only lasted an out and was charged with his second earned run following Ezequiel Carrera’s double, scoring former Oriole Steve Pearce.
Both teams went scoreless for the next five innings, which included a mesmerizing play by Machado at third base, followed by a spectacular pick from first baseman Davis in the 10th inning.
Machado was slow to get up after jamming his wrist during the awe-inspiring play but told The Baltimore Sun, “It’s nothing.”
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The Orioles get the day off Tuesday before wrapping up the two-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday in Baltimore. Dylan Bundy will get the start Wednesday with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET.