Brandon Hyde cheered for 2 main league groups Monday.
In the afternoon, the Orioles’ supervisor watched an American League East recreation on tv in his workplace, hoping the Boston Red Sox would beat the Tampa Bay Rays. At evening, he peered from the highest step of the visiting dugout as his AL-best membership took on the Los Angeles Angels.
Both of his groups gained.
After the Red Sox defeated the Rays on the East Coast, the Orioles took down the Angels, 6-3, on the West Coast to enhance their lead atop the American League standings to a season-high 3 1/2 video games.
“It’s a great attitude to have,” Hyde mentioned earlier than the competition about his gamers’ mindset of specializing in their video games and never the Rays’. “I’m perhaps a bit bit extra responsible than they’re. I used to be simply watching the Rays recreation inside.
“Huge Red Sox fan this afternoon,” he added with fun.
The Orioles’ two youngest gamers led them to victory. Starting pitcher Grayson Rodriguez, 23, tossed six innings of two-run ball for his fifth straight high quality begin, and third baseman Gunnar Henderson, 22, crushed a three-run homer within the seventh to offer the distinction.
Since returning to Baltimore’s rotation to start the second half, Rodriguez has pitched to a 2.85 ERA in 9 begins, changing into maybe the membership’s second-best beginning pitcher behind ace Kyle Bradish. He scattered seven hits and two walks whereas hanging out seven towards a lineup with out Shohei Ohtani, who was scratched with an indirect damage he sustained throughout batting observe.
Like Rodriguez, Henderson additionally started the season slowly, however the AL Rookie of the Year front-runner has been the Orioles’ greatest participant this summer season. His lengthy ball, with an exit velocity of 107.8 mph in accordance with Statcast monitoring knowledge, was his twenty third of the season.
After the Angels took an early 1-0 lead, the Orioles scored three within the third on RBI hits from Austin Hays, Ryan Mountcastle and Aaron Hicks. Yennier Cano slammed the door within the ninth along with his sixth save and second since he overtook nearer duties with Félix Bautista on the injured record. The comeback win is the Orioles’ forty third this season.
The victory extends the Orioles’ streak with out being swept to 84 sequence. The final time they had been swept was in mid-May 2022. The streak surpasses the 1922-24 New York Yankees for the third-longest in MLB historical past, in accordance with the Elias Sports Bureau.
Baltimore is 86-51, a season-best 35 video games over .500, and on tempo to win 101 video games, which might be the membership’s first time reaching the century mark since 1980.
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