The Orioles were on the ropes multiple times on Saturday night.
Early on, they were down 3-1 with an offense that couldn’t get anything going. Then, Anthony Santander extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a two-run home run to tie the score, which eventually pushed the game to extra innings.
Then, they fell behind 4-3 in the 10th inning with the bases loaded and just one out. But an Orioles rally in the 10th ended with a Pedro Severino RBI single to give the Orioles their second walk-off win of the season in a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox. This one was a bit less socially distant than the last win, but still socially distant enough.
The Orioles snapped a six-game losing streak with the win and are back to within .500, now at 13-14. Severino said it was his first walk off hit ever. He even got the water cooler shower from his teammates after the game.
Relief pitcher Miguel Castro helped save the day for the Orioles, as he earned two strong outs in the top of the 10th to end the Red Sox threat and keep the lead at one — which allowed the Orioles to come back for the win.
The Orioles have proved this season that, at the very least, they sure know how to keep things interesting.