Orioles finish 14-game skid, Mullins keys 7-4 win over Twins

Cedric Mullins received two hits, scored two runs and made a sensational catch in middle discipline, serving to the Baltimore Orioles snap their 14-game dropping streak with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins

BALTIMORE — Cedric Mullins received two hits, scored two runs and made a sensational catch in middle discipline, serving to the Baltimore Orioles snap their 14-game dropping streak with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday evening.

Pedro Severino and Maikel Franco each homered for the Orioles, who additionally ended a 16-game head-to-head skid in opposition to Minnesota. Baltimore’s Bruce Zimmermann (3-3) allowed two runs and 6 hits in 5 1/3 innings, placing out a career-high seven.

The Orioles used 4 relievers. Cole Sulser pitched the ninth for his first save of the season. He allowed the tying run to return to the plate with one out earlier than placing out Alex Kirilloff and retiring Jorge Polanco on a flyout — Polanco hit a drive to proper earlier in his at-bat that hooked only a bit foul.

It was tied at 1 within the third when, with a runner on first and two outs, Minnesota’s Nelson Cruz hit a drive to right-center discipline. Mullins needed to make a future earlier than sliding alongside the warning observe for a backhanded catch on the base of the wall.

The Twins by no means did take the lead. The Orioles scored 4 runs of their half of the third, instantly after the catch by Mullins. They gained for the primary time since Could 16 — when Zimmermann was additionally the profitable pitcher in opposition to the New York Yankees.

Kyle Garlick and Willians Astudillo hit solo homers for Minnesota. Michael Pineda (3-3) allowed 5 runs and 7 hits in three innings.

Mullins led off the Baltimore first with a triple and scored on Trey Mancini’s single. After Garlick’s homer, Mancini drove in Mullins once more with one other single within the third. Freddy Galvis added an RBI single, DJ Stewart drove in a run with a groundout, and Ryan Mountcastle hit a run-scoring double to make it 5-1.

Severino’s homer got here within the fourth and Franco’s within the sixth. The Twins had the bases loaded after Kirilloff’s RBI single made it 7-3 within the seventh, however Polanco hit a routine grounder to finish that risk.

Astudillo went deep within the eighth to tug the Twins inside three.

This was Baltimore’s longest dropping streak for the reason that Orioles began 0-21 in 1988.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Twins: C Mitch Garver left within the first inning with a groin contusion after a foul tip.

Orioles: RHP Hunter Harvey (left indirect) pitched 1 2/3 innings for Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday evening.

UP NEXT

Minnesota sends RHP Randy Dobnak (1-4) to the mound Wednesday evening in opposition to Baltimore’s Matt Harvey (3-6). Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde mentioned Harvey — pitching on three days of relaxation — will most likely go an inning or two earlier than turning the sport over to the bullpen.

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Observe Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister

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