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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Mancini scores long home runs as Orioles beat Guardians 5-4

BALTIMORE ( Associated Press) — Trey Mancini hit the longest home run by an Orioles player this season, a shot from Rugged Odor that landed on Utah Street as Baltimore beat the Cleveland Guardian 5-4 on Saturday .

Austin Hays also built a home for the Orioles.

Jose Ramirez and Andres Jiménez scored home runs for Cleveland.

“I think when it’s hot, the ball starts to bounce,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “We kind of knew it was going to happen. Home runs were lacking and the weather played a big part in that. And now the ball was taking off. Trey smoked that baseball and[smells]and Hayes, watching I was having fun.

Reliever Felix Bautista (2-1) won and Jorge López took the last four outs for his seventh defense. The Guardians loaded the bases in the eighth, but Lopez retired on a flyball to Josh Naylor to end the threat.

Cleveland starter Tristan McKenzie conceded five runs with four strikes on just three hits and three runs in seven innings. McKenzie has allowed eight homers in his last four starts.

“It was kind of a weird line,” said Cleveland manager Terry Francona. “He threw three hits and they were all home runs. He’s been really good. It might not be fair to think that these kids won’t be perfect.”

Ramirez, with a homer off Tyler Wells, gave the Guardian a 1-0 lead in the opening match. It was his 14th homer of the season and a league-leading 53rd RBI. Wells conceded two runs and two hits in four innings.

“I didn’t want to come out of the game,” Wells said. “That’s just the competitive side in me. I am glad Haider pulled me aside and talked to me about it. That makes the decision easier, but at the same time, I still wanted to be out there. ,

Mancini tied the game in the lower back with a homer traveling 438 feet.

Jimenez gave the Guardian a 2-1 lead with a giant shot that traveled 418 feet and was the first to land on Utah Street this season.

Hayes, who had a season-high 13-game hitting streak last night, gave the Orioles a 4-2 lead with a three-run drive in the third.

Odor provided a 5-2 lead in the fourth with another deep home run that also landed on Utah Street.


It was the third time in Camden Yards history that two homers landed on Utah Street in the same game and the first time since 2012.


Orioles: INF Jahmai Jones has granted an unconditional release waiver and is released.

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The Guardian: C Austin Hedges (right quadriceps muscle) is expected back on Sunday. Francona joked, “He might not have had that fast pace.”

Orioles: c Adley Ratschmann gets a day off after playing last night. The Orioles’ top prospect has been batting .149 with doubles and triples in 12 matches since being promoted from Triple-A Norfolk on May 21.

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The Guardian: RHP Zach Plesac (1-4, 5.40 ERA) allowed one run and five hits with five strikes in six innings against Kansas City without a decision on Monday.

Orioles: Hyde said he would announce a starter from either the current roster or from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday morning.


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