Multiple Baltimore Homers Beat Oakland 8-1

First inning action as the Baltimore Orioles Gunnar Henderson takes a lead off first base on Oakland A’s pitcher Adam Oller in the bottom of the first inning at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Sat Sep 3, 2022 (AP News photo)

Multiple Baltimore Homers Beat Oakland 8-1

By Barbara Mason

The Oakland A’s (49-85) took on the Baltimore Orioles (71-61) in the second game of their three game series on Saturday night. The A’s lost game one keeping it close until the eighth inning. The Orioles scored three runs in the eighth beating Oakland 5-2.

Oakland got an early run in the first inning leading 1-0; a lead that was short-lived. Sean Murphy sacrificed and Tony Kemp scored.

The Orioles answered in the first inning with a Ryan Mountcastle home run with Cedric Mullins on base. Baltimore took a 2-1 lead . This was just the beginning of a slug fest on the part of the Orioles. In the third inning Mountcastle homered for a second time with Anthony Santander on base extending their lead 4-1.

In the fourth inning Cedric Mullins homered, this one a solo shot. Anthony Santander homered in the same inning, another solo giving the Orioles a 6-1 lead.

In the fourth inning the A’s had the bases loaded with one out but came away empty. Chad Pinder grounded into a double play and Oakland had squandered a great opportunity to put some more runs on the board,

Baltimore would tack another run on in the sixth inning to lead 7-1. Adley Ruthschman singled driving in speedster Jorge Mateo. Oakland really had their work cut out for them and they were running out of time.

In the eighth inning the Orioles would hit their fifth homer of the game. Ruthschman knocked a solo out of the park and it had been all Baltimore since the first inning of this game.

Tomorrow’s game three will be a 10:35 first pitch. Oakland will try to avoid the sweep sending Adrian Martinez (3-3, 5.28) to the mound. Spencer Watkins (4-5, 4.26) will start for Baltimore.

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