September 25, 2023

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Orioles hang on for wild 13-12 victory, their 7th straight, as rookies and vets blast past Red Sox – The Denver Post

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Gunnar Henderson and Jordan Westburg are the Orioles’ two youngest position players. Aaron Hicks and James McCann are their two oldest.

That quartet combined for five home runs, two by McCann, in a 13-12 victory over the Boston Red Sox, an offensive output that helped cover for another poor start from trade acquisition Jack Flaherty and a shaky night for the Orioles’ bullpen and defense. Baltimore allowed a season-high 23 hits, the first winning team to surrender that many in a nine-inning game since 1930.

“It was like a heavyweight boxing match,” said McCann, behind the plate for each of those nearly two dozen hits. “Every time we put up some runs, they found a way. We had the advantage of the homers and they found a way to shoot balls the other way, to find broken-bat base…

Tribune News Service

2023-09-09 22:38:52

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