BALTIMORE – A day after snapping a 19-game losing streak, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels again on Thursday, this time by a 13-1 blowout, supported by a grand slam and six RBIs. Pedro Severino.
Shohei Ohtani opened the game with a home run, to reach 41 and establish himself as the leader of the majors. Yet that was the only redeemable for the Angels, who have lost five of six games.
The Orioles, the worst team in the majors, are now on a two-game winning streak, something they haven’t achieved since July 30-31. Baltimore won its first series since sweeping Washington in three games, July 23-25.
The night before, the Orioles hit three homers off Ohtani. However, the Japanese star who stands out as a hitter and pitcher, left the mound with the advantage.
Keegan Akin (1-8) posted his second career victory, accepting one run and three hits, with six strikeouts and two walks over seven innings, his longest performance of the season.
Baltimore had lost its previous 12 games in which Akin appeared as a starter or reliever.
The Orioles were leading 3-1 in the fifth act when Severino found reliever Jake Petricka’s first pitch and put the ball in the bullpen behind center field. It was the second grand slam of his career.
Elvis Peguero (0-1) charged with five of the six runs allowed by the Angels in the inning.
For the Angels, Juan Lagares 3-1.
For the Orioles, Venezuelan Anthony Santander 5-0. Mexican Ramón Urías 4-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. The Dominicans Severino 5-2 with one scored and six RBIs, Kelvin Gutiérrez 4-1 with one scored and one RBI.