The Baltimore Orioles, who had suffered a whopping 110 losses just two years ago and were in last place in the major league, have confirmed their advancement to the postseason for the first time in seven years.
Baltimore had a home game against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 18th (Korean time) at Camden Yards, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
On this day, Baltimore used as many as seven pitchers and won 5-4 after an 11th inning shootout. Adley Lutchman homered on Cedric Mullins’ sacrifice fly in the 11th inning.
As a result, Baltimore not only maintained its lead in the American League East Division with 93 wins, 56 losses, and a winning percentage of 0.624, but also confirmed its advancement to the postseason.
The last time Baltimore participated in the postseason was in 2016. At that time, Baltimore entered the postseason as a wild card and lost in the wild card game.
Also, the last time Baltimore won the district championship was in 2014. The last World Series championship was in 1983 when Cal Ripken Jr. was playing.
Baltimore trailed 1-3 until the 7th inning, but tied the score at 3-3 thanks to Lutchman’s home run in the 8th and Adam Frazier’s double in the 9th.
Afterwards, both teams exchanged one point each in the 10th inning, and the game continued until the 11th inning. DL Hall, who became Baltimore’s last pitcher, pitched the 11th inning without allowing any runs, setting the stage for victory.
Baltimore, which closed the 11th inning without allowing a run, created a chance with one out and third base on a sacrifice bunt, and on Mullins’ sacrifice fly, Lutchman homered and won 5-4.토토사이트
On this day, Lutchman proved to be the team’s present and future by scoring a tying home run in the 8th inning, a timely hit in the 10th inning, and a walk-off score in the 11th inning. The victory went to Hall.
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay, which lost in overtime that day, also confirmed its advancement to the postseason along with Baltimore. The two teams are expected to compete for the district championship until the end of the season.