Orioles nearing AL report after 18th straight loss


BALTIMORE — The surging Atlanta Braves handed the Baltimore Orioles their 18th straight loss on Sunday, the longest skid within the main leagues because the Kansas City Royals dropped 19 straight in 2005.

The three-1 defeat was one of many extra aggressive video games the O’s have performed in the course of the shedding streak; it was solely the third time Baltimore has misplaced by two runs or fewer. The Orioles at the moment are three loses away from matching a franchise and American League report of 21 straight losses set in 1988, in response to ESPN Stats and Info.

John Means (5-6) yielded three runs and 4 hits in six-plus innings.

“I believed at present was going to be the day,” Means mentioned. “Felt good, felt like issues had been getting into our favor, and it simply did not occur.”

Jorge Soler opened the scoring with one out within the fourth when his drive cleared the wall in left area for a solo homer. Adam Duvall‘s two-out double later within the inning made it 3-0.

Ramon Urias hit an RBI double with two outs within the backside of the inning for the one Baltimore run. The Orioles went 1 for 9 with males in scoring place.

“I’ve no downside with effort,” Baltimore supervisor Brandon Hyde mentioned. “We’re not successful video games. We’re not executing. We’re very inexperienced. We obtained beat this sequence by good pitching.”

A light-weight rain fell by a lot of the sport, however there have been no delays.

Baltimore has Monday off earlier than their subsequent probability to finish the streak, a three-game sequence in opposition to the Los Angeles Angels at Camden Yards. The Orioles will ship right-hander Spenser Watkins (2-5) to the mound Tuesday evening in opposition to righty Dylan Bundy (2-9), a first-round draft decide by Baltimore in 2011. He final pitched for the Orioles in 2019.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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