The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Tuesday night, powered by a sleeping giant.
BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore’s offense came through with a massive amount of power in Tuesday night’s victory over the Rangers. Rookie outfielder/first baseman Trey Mancini was a big part of the Orioles’ power surge, hitting twice, with one of the hits being a homer. He also drove in two runs.
“It was great tonight,” said Mancini of Baltimore’s win. “I think it was a long time coming and everyone came together tonight and put up some really good at-bats. It felt good to put a lot of runs on the board and help Dylan [Bundy] relax a little bit and do his thing like he always does. He was great out there, he was awesome.”
Bundy had a quality start, pitching six innings and only allowing a run on four hits. The 24-year old only walked one batter, to go with four strikeouts during the game.
His first and only run of the game was given up on just the second pitch of the game to Shin-Soo Choo. Bundy would rebound after Baltimore got out to a big six-run lead in the first.
“Anytime you get a cushion from our offense it makes you feel like you have a little wiggle room out there,” said Bundy. “Left a guy on base, but it let’s you attack hitters more so with the fastball. Just trying to get our guys back in the dugout so we can hit some more.”
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has missed a chunk of games in the 2017 season. Despite that, he has seemed to have found his groove once again. Previous to this game and after the All-Star break, Davis, 31, slashed .071/.133/.143, with one RBI and one walk in 14 at-bats in his last four games. On Tuesday, the outcome would be different.
Having a career day at the dish, Davis was able to drive in six runs, while blasting two home runs. He also drew a walk during the game.
Davis was asked about what he could take into his next couple of games.
“Well I think more than anything, its just kind of that easiness, you can relax a little bit,” said Davis. “Anytime your offense has a game like tonight, I feel like everyone else can take a deep breathe and not stress so much. Like I said, I was proud of the way that everybody swung the bat tonight. We didn’t give the bats away, we stayed in there and we got a positive result.”