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Stewart, Mountcastle help O’s win second straight over Twins

Thursday, June 3, 2021
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DJ Stewart and Ryan Mountcastle homered as the Baltimore Orioles conquer the Minnesota Twins six-3 Wednesday night time for their 2nd straight earn next a fourteen-match skid.

Baltimore has won two straight for the initially time considering the fact that April thirty and May well one at Oakland.

“We won a pair,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “That feels good.”

Mountcastle broke open up the match with a a few-run shot in the seventh off Alex Colomé that boosted the direct to six-one. Mountcastle has 6 further-foundation hits in his final nine online games.

“Mountcastle’s homer was huge,” Hyde said. “That was genuinely the strike that we haven’t been having is sort of the breakthrough homer to get into their bullpen and not have a pair of their high-leverage guys pitch versus us just about every night time.”

Reliever Tyler Wells (one-) held the Twins scoreless with 1 strike and two strikeouts about a few innings.

Baltimore designated hitter Trey Mancini walked and singled and has arrived at foundation in 18 consecutive online games.

Ryan Jeffers homered and experienced an RBI triple immediately after staying referred to as up from Triple-A St. Paul previously in the working day for the Twins.

“He battled at the plate and strike the ball true good to centre discipline,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “I assume he appeared genuinely good. He caught well guiding the plate. That’s what he does. Certainly, that’s 1 of his strengths.”

Minnesota starter Randy Dobnak (one-five) created his third straight begin filling in for Kenta Maeda, who is out with a correct adductor strain. Dobnak authorized a few operates and eight hits with a few strikeouts and two walks about five 2/3 innings.

Dobnak is from in close proximity to Pittsburgh and experienced a significant contingent of family members and friends in the stands, stating “this is the closest we get to household.

“It was quite great owning them out right here,” he said. “For most, it was the initially time looking at me pitch. It was sort of specific.”

Matt Harvey pitched on a few days of relaxation and threw a few innings for Baltimore. He authorized a solo homer to Jeffers in the 2nd that traveled 441 toes.

“I felt good. I assume it was the initially time I have at any time carried out that,” Harvey said about serving as the opener. “I instructed (Hyde) I felt good and was prepared to go. I did not know how many innings they needed me to pitch, but I dealt with it like a usual begin and attacked the greatest I could.”

Baltimore tied it at one on a throwing mistake by 2nd baseman Nick Gordon on a opportunity double enjoy.

Stewart gave the Orioles a 3-one direct with a towering two-run shot about the correct-discipline scoreboard in the fifth. Stewart has strike four household operates in the final 10 online games and has 6 on the period.

“We experienced a group conference, sort of flush final thirty day period away,” Stewart said. “It was poor. I indicate, anyone is aware of it was poor, so sort of seeking at this thirty day period as a new begin. Ideal now we’re 2-, get pleasure from the off-working day tomorrow and get back again at it versus Cleveland.”

Following Mountcastle’s homer, the Twins slash the margin to six-3 on Jeffers’ initially profession triple off Shawn Armstrong and a sacrifice fly by Jorge Polanco off Paul Fry in the eighth.

The Orioles enhanced to eight-19 at Camden Yards.

EARLY Achievement

Orioles centre fielder Cedric Mullins led off with a solitary and has twenty hits in the initially inning, which is the most for any participant in any inning this period.


Orioles: LHP Zac Lowther was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. INF Tyler Nevin was optioned to the Tides the former night time.


Twins: C Mitch Garver experienced surgical procedures immediately after going to a regional healthcare facility with a severe groin contusion Sunday night time, Baldelli. “This is about as painful a scenario as you can at any time see,” Baldelli said. Garver is out indefinitely. … OF Rob Refsnyder went on the seven-working day wounded listing with a concussion (retroactive to June one) immediately after crashing into the centre-discipline wall Monday afternoon. OF Gilberto Celestino created his MLB debut in centre.

Orioles: OF Austin Hays (hamstring) is starting a managing development and will have a rehab assignment future 7 days. … RHP Hunter Harvey (still left indirect) will rejoin the club sometime about the weekend, manager Brandon Hyde said.

UP Up coming

Twins: J.A. Happ (3-2, five.24 Period) will begin the series opener Thursday in Kansas Town. Happ led the Twins to a six-five victory about the Royals in his final begin Saturday at Concentrate on Field, earning the earn immediately after permitting two operates on a few hits about 5 innings.

Orioles: Keegan Akin (-, 4.80 Period) will make his 2nd begin of the period Friday versus the Indians. Cleveland

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