Mullins' Set of home runs Forces Orioles past floundering Blue Jays in series opener

Toronto musters only 4 hits en route to 4th successive reduction

Mullins' Set of home runs Forces Orioles past floundering Blue Jays in series opener

Toronto musters only 4 hits en route to 4th successive reduction

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19 June 2021 Saturday 06:07
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Mullins' Set of home runs Forces Orioles past floundering Blue Jays in series opener

Cedric Mullins swatted his next home run of the game, then took a curtain call as the fans at Camden Yards twirled orange tops in bash.

The Baltimore Orioles are going through a nightmare about the street at this time, but back home from Toronto, they gave their audience plenty to cheer about.

The Orioles have dropped 19 matches in a row over the street, but they've won six of the last eight in the house.

"What a fantastic night for Cedric," director Brandon Hyde explained. "The audience was incredible tonight. That is the most energy from the ballpark I've seen here in 3 decades."

Mullins had three hits, including a homer to lead off the base of the initial and also a three-run shot which capped a five-run eighth for Baltimore. Eshelman, called up from the minors to produce this start whenever the Orioles place Bruce Zimmermann about the injured list, held the potent Blue Jays with no hit before Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered in the fifth.

Eshelman allowed three strikes in 4 2/3 innings before being relieved from Tyler Wells (2-0).

This was Eshelman's first major league appearance of this year.

The Blue Jays have dropped five straight.

"This was a grind. I felt as I appeared at the first inning after it had been over, and that I watched 28 pitches, or whatever it was," Ray explained. "I felt as though it was sort of the way the entire game."
Ray threw 25 pitches in the initial and 106 for the match.

Mullins came to the night monitoring Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. by one to the American League's strikes lead. He singled in the fifth to maneuver Guerrero, who travelled for 4.

Freddy Galvis hit an RBI double in the eighth and scored on a single by Maikel Franco. Mullins went deep to make it 7-1, delighting the audience of 13,284, which had obtained orange tops with his No. 31 on them as a giveaway.

"That was great. First curtain call ," Mullins said. "I was sort of anxious to go back on the market, but it felt amazing, simply to have the ability to help extend the guide straight there."

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