NEW YORK Omar Quintanilla is the unlikeliest Oriole offensive threat. In his first 11 games, Quintanilla is batting .406 with a home run and five RBIs.For a player with a .228 average in parts of seven seasons with four teams, those are heady numbers for the 30-year-old who was acquired from the New York Mets to fill in for Robert Andino.Andino came back quicker than expected, and was reactivated before Tuesdays game. The hot-hitting Quintanilla started both Tuesday and Wednesday.I was surprised. Andino is a good player. I dont know whats going to happen. I dont make the decisions, but Im thinking were both going to be ready to play every day when they need us,Quintanilla said.Strangely, Quintanilla, who made just two errors in 106 games at second base before coming to the Orioles, made two in his first 10 with Baltimore.Hes had a track record of having success, manager Buck Showalter said. Hes a very hungry guy. He has a real intensity about him.
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Trey Mancini launched two home runs, drove in three runs, and scored three more in the victory. The 27-year-old now has 19 homers on the season.
LF Anthony Santander and 3B Rio Ruiz chipped in with two RBI apiece, the O's scoring eight unanswered runs off the Nats bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings.
Gabriel Ynoa earned his first win of the season after pitching 4.1 innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen, Mychal Givens picking up his eighth save. Starter Aaron Brooks went just 2.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks.
SP Dylan Bundy: Knee, 10-day Injured List
RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, 10-day Injured List
OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, 10-day Injured List
SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-day Injured List
SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-day Injured List
DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-day Injured List
Friday 7/19: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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Sunday 7/21: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 1:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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One of the coolest things about Minor League Baseball is the creativity that comes with it.
The stadiums. The ice cream deals. The interesting mascots. And most importantly, the uniforms.
The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, released special uniforms they will be wearing on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.
And, oh wow, are they something. Take a look.
On the front of the uniform, you can see the image of where lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the lunar surface of the moon. On the back, a satellite view of the moon is pictured, with the player's number on top of it. Both the number and the cursive "Baysox" on the front are filled in with the American flag.
If you're looking for some to do on Saturday, go support the Baysox and their Moon Landing uniforms. If only there was a jersey giveaway.
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