Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones and Chris Davis homers as the Orioles take the series against the New York Yankees.
The Baltimore Orioles generated a much-needed offensive outburst as Adam Jones and Chris Davis homers to help the Orioles score 10 runs in series win against the New York Yankees 10-4.
Just how bad was the Orioles offensive slump? Tonight’s 10 runs against the Yankees was the most runs scored since scoring 13 runs against the Detriot Tigers back on May 16. In fact, in the last seven games, the Orioles rank last in the American League for runs scored with just 15 runs which are well below the AL average of 36 runs.
Jones, who missed the last four games due to a combination of a hip and ankle injury, helped kickstart the Orioles offense in the bottom of the third inning with a RBI double to deep center, bringing in the first run of the game. Two batters later, slugger Mark Trumbo lofted a two-run double into right field to extend the Orioles lead to 3-0. Davis joined the offensive upheaval in the third inning with a RBI single, No. 19 of the season.
The offense continued to shell Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka in the fourth inning as Jones sent his ninth home run of the season over the centerfield wall, giving the Orioles a commanding 7-1 lead going into the fifth inning. Jones later stretched out an infield single, giving him five RBIs for the night.
Trumbo doubled twice in tonight’s game including his seventh inning double that set the stage for Chris Davis’ home run that sent the ball 384 feet over the right field wall.
In the midst of the offensive surge, Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman tossed 5.1 innings, allowing two earned runs along with four strikeouts for his third win of the year. Despite dropping his ERA to 5.92, Gausman walked five batters and gave up a hefty eight hits.
Yes, the numbers are alarming, but Gausman did have some impressive moments in the finale versus the Yankees. Not once, but twice Gausman came up clutch in bases-loaded situations.
Next, the archrival Boston Red Sox come to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for a four-game series.