The Orioles kicked a shutout after a rain delay.
After a day off and a road sweep, the Orioles returned to Camden Yards to start the three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 7:05 p.m. game was pushed back due to delayed rain but was able to start around 8:50 p.m. EST.
The starting formation of the O:
C. Mullins CF, 2. A. Rutschman, C 3. A. Santander RF, 4.R. Mountcastle 1B, 5. T. Vavra DH 6. R. Urias 3B, 7. R. Odor 2B, 8. J. Mateo SS, 9. B. Phillips LF
The starting pitcher was Dean Kremer (3.76 ERA).
Pirates starting lineup:
1. T. Marcano LF, 2. B. Reynolds CF, 3. B. Gamel DH, 4. K. Hayes 3B, 5. O. Cruz SS, 6. K. Newman 2B, 7. B. Madris 1B, 8 .C.Mitchell RF, 9.J.Delay C
Starting pitcher was Mitch Keller (4.32 ERA)
The Orioles and Pirates faced off throughout the game.
Brett Phillips hit a brace in his first ever at bat as an Oriole at Camden Yards in the 4th inning.
In the 6th, the O’s finally took the lead as Ramon Urias hit a bouncer single to tag Anthony Santander to take the lead, 1-0.
Cionel Perez (1.21 ERA) replaced Dean Kremer in the 7th. Kremer had 2 strikeouts, joining Jordan Lyles as Baltimore’s only starter with multiple games in 6 innings this season.
Manny Banuelos (4.41 ERA) relieved Mitch Keller in the 7th inning. Keller had 1 strikeout.
Yohan Ramirez (6.35 ERA) relieved Banuelos in the 9th.
Felix Bautista (1.81 ERA) came on for the O’s to close the game and was rewarded with a stoppage.
The Orioles were able to win Game 1 against the Pirates. The next game will take place on Saturday August 6 at 5:05 p.m.