The seven-inning gem that Orioles starter Tyler Wells delivered Saturday would normally be the best start of a series.
Not this weekend.
Pittsburgh Pirates ace Mitch Keller one-upped Wells on Sunday, striking out 13 across seven dominant innings to hand the Orioles a 4-0 loss.
Keller entered the game as one of the best starters in the National League, and he solidified his standing by shutting down an Orioles team that had won four straight games. The right-hander scattered four hits and didn’t walk a batter in front of a Mother’s Day crowd of 36,403.
Only Anthony Santander and Austin Hays avoided striking out against Keller, and Gunnar Henderson, Ryan Mountcastle and Kyle Stowers struck out three times apiece off the Pittsburgh starter. Baltimore could only muster two runners in…
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