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Adley Rutschman blasts first career walk-off homer to give Orioles series-clinching 8-7 win over Athletics – The Denver Post

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The win wasn’t pretty, but the last swing sure was.

Adley Rutschman came up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning with the chance to give the Orioles their ugliest win of the season — much better than the alternative.

On the second pitch from Oakland Athletics reliever Trevor May, Rutschman launched a center-cut fastball 405 feet to right-center field to deliver the Orioles their first walk-off win of the season, 8-7.

“Honestly, I just kind of blacked out,” Rutschman said of what he felt after he made contact. “It’s one of those moments where you hit it and you just kind of start running because you don’t know what’s going on.”

Rutschman had been 0-for-4 before the solo shot, which is the first walk-off homer of his major league career. The victory…

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2023-04-13 16:18:54

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