Wade Miley #38 of the Baltimore Orioles delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on July 8, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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The Baltimore Orioles (41-46) end their five-game losing streak with a 5-1 win at the Minnesota Twins (45-42) in game three of their four-game series.
The Twins opened the score with a two-out home run from DH Miguel Sano in the third inning. It was his 21st long ball of the season.
Baltimore’s SP Wade Miley gave up another two hits, running his pitch count up to 59 while throwing 32 pitches in this inning.
The Orioles took the lead in the fourth. 3B Manny Machado singled with one-out and scored on SS Jonathan Schoop’s 18th homer of the year.
Baltimore extended their lead in the sixth. Back-to-back doubles from LF Joey Rickard and Manny Machado produced one run. Manny Machado then advanced to third base on a ground out by Jonathan Schoop and came home when DH Mark Trumbo reached on a fielding error by 3B Eduardo Escobar.
Wade Miley (4-7) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing 8 hits, 3 walks and 1 earned run while striking out 4. He now has a 4.97 ERA with a 1.75 WHIP on the season.
Minnesota’s SP Adalberto Mejia (4-4) went 6.2 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 walks and 4 earned runs while 6 fanning. This gives him a 4.43 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP on the year.
Mark Trumbo hit his 14th home run of the season with one out in the eighth to put Baltimore up 5-1.
Zack Granite, Minnesota’s 24-year old Minor League star, made his MLB debut in the bottom of the eighth and flied out after an 11-pitch at bat that started 0-2.