Best Game: Orioles 7-3 Win vs. New York Yankees on April 6
The Baltimore Orioles’ best game of April is not easy to pick out. There were three extra-inning wins, which highlight the wins so far. Two of those were against the Yankees, and the other was on Opening Day.
The other possibility would be the Orioles’ 6-0 win over the Detroit Tigers last Friday, in which Chris Tillman fired seven shutout innings.
The game on April 6 started off with lots of fireworks. Manny Machado went deep for the first time in the young season in the first inning. Then, in the bottom of the inning, Giancarlo Stanton singled in a run to tie it up.
Top four, and Chris Davis got his first and only hit of the season so far off of a left-hander, driving the Sabathia pitch out for a home run.
That lead held, as Kevin Gausman and Richard Bleier kept the score 3-2 until Didi Gregorius homered off of Miguel Castro to make it a 3-3 game in the eighth inning.
The game was just getting started.
Aaron Judge would rob Caleb Joseph of a home run in the 13th inning. The Orioles and Joseph had their own great defensive plays both at third base and at home to give the Orioles a chance.
Ultimately, it was El Toro, Pedro Alvarez who broke the tie in the 14th, sending a majestic grand slam to right field to take the 7-3 lead for the visiting Orioles.
The win the Orioles to 3-5, and in the end, could represent one of the high points of the Orioles’ season if it continues the way it has been going.
Honorable Mention: Opening Day win, Baltimore Orioles 6-0 over Tigers on April 27