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Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

The Baltimore Orioles make franchise history with an epic sweep

By meerna Jun12,2024

The Baltimore Orioles have been setting a lot of franchise records lately, especially in Florida.

On Sunday, the Orioles hit a grand slam and three triples in the same game for the first time in their history. On Monday, they enjoyed their first victory once again, ending the Tampa Bay Rays’ four-game road winning streak, their first in team history at Tropicana Field.

It’s true that the Rays haven’t played much baseball this year and are currently in last place in the AL East, but it’s still impressive, especially considering Baltimore played a four-game road series during a brutal stretch of the schedule.

Winning four games in a row at any time is difficult, especially against a division rival on the road.

The Orioles dominated the series, winning each game by multiple runs and defeating Tampa Bay 25-7. They flourished both on the field and at the plate, producing four great performances from their starting pitchers and hitting multiple home runs in each game.

Baltimore opened the series on Friday with a 6-3 victory, trailing three times, and Cole Irvin was dropped just once, missing a strong start. Saturday’s 5-0 result saw the Orioles dominate the pitching game, allowing just two hits (both singles) and no walks while allowing 14 strikeouts. Kyle Bradish led the offense with six one-hit innings while the offense produced two homers.

Baltimore continued to flex its strength on Sunday, hitting two more homers, along with three triples and two doubles. The Orioles gave up 13 hits and won 9-2 behind Grayson Rodriguez, who also missed one big start.

Monday’s finale featured another gem from Corbin Burnes, who continued to build on his AL Cy Young history by allowing no earned runs through seven innings. He received more than enough run support as Baltimore belted 11 hits (including two homers) en route to a 5-2 victory.

It’s the second four-game sweep of the season for the Orioles, who also tied the Minnesota Twins at home four straight in mid-April.

They are 43-22 overall, including 22-10 on the road, 17-6 against the AL East and 6-1 against Tampa Bay. They are currently playing phenomenal baseball in all aspects of the game, going 7-3 in early June and winning 14 of their last 18.

Baltimore hopes that momentum carries over into a daunting six-game homestand that begins Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves.

After three contests with the Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies are coming to town for a three-game weekend series that could be a potential World Series preview.

If the Orioles keep playing like they did in Tampa Bay, everything will be fine.

By meerna

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