Seth Smith Takes Flight, Orioles Win 6-5

The Baltimore Orioles played a division game against the New York Yankees and it was a wild one.

Baltimore would get a runner in scoring position with Jonathan Schoop. J.J. Hardy would then lay down a sac bunt, to advance Schoop. Then something big happened.

The score was set at 5-4 in the direction of the Yankees. Tyler Clippard, who owns a 2.95 lifetime ERA, would be New York’s pitcher. He would matchup against Orioles outfielder Seth Smith. It was expected that Smith would go for a sacrifice fly to tie the ballgame at 5-5. That didn’t happen.

Smith poked a home run, yes POKED, over the right field scoreboard in the seventh inning with Schoop on. The ball looked like it wasn’t going to leave the yard, but eventually it continued to keep going. With Smith’s homer, Baltimore took the lead and never looked back.

Seth Smith (12) is serenaded by teammates after hitting a home run in the seventh inning of Friday night’s matchup against the New York Yankees. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Gary Sanchez (5th inning) and Matt Holliday (third inning) both hit two-run blasts off of Ubaldo Jimenez. Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino only start

Jimenez was roughed up during the game. Luckily for Baltimore they had a secret weapon: their bullpen. Donnie Hart, Darren O’Day, Brad Brach and Zach Britton all pitched scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Baltimore’s bullpen has combined for 12 1/3 scoreless innings to start the season.

Box Score:

Friday, April 7, 7:05 PM
Oriole Park
New York
Yankees
(1-3)
5 – 6
Final
Baltimore
Orioles
(3-0)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yankees 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 10 2
Orioles 0 0 0 2 0 x 6 7 0


Winning Pitcher:
Hart (1-0)

Losing Pitcher: Clippard (0-1)

Save: Britton (2)

Next Matchup:

When: Saturday, 4:05 p.m. ET
Where: Camden Yards
TV: MASN 2, Yes Network
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About Kyle Andrews 90 Articles
Born in Norfolk, VA and raised Baltimore, MD. Currently a college student at the University of Baltimore and formerly the sports editor of McDaniel College. Also a former intern of PressBox Online in Baltimore.

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