Griffin Canning looked good for two outs per inning. With two gone in the first he served up a solo shot to MLB comeback story of a lifetime Trey Mancini. Two quick outs and a solo shot followed in the second. Two outs followed by a 4 run rally ended Canning’s night in the third.
Canning left the team in a 6-2 hole and the bullpen with a huge task. Those two Angels runs came courtesy of Jose Iglesias.
The story of the game, however, is once again Shohei Ohtani. He got the Angels to 6-3 with this rocket in the third inning.
But wait, there was more. He then put the Angels in the lead 7-6 the next inning with this monster to become the first to hit 30 HR this season.
The lead lasted until the 7th when Steve Cishek gave up a run with, you guessed it, two outs. It looked like a football score, LA 7 BAL 7 as we headed to the 7th inning stretch. That run was charged to Quintana who pitched one inning after Slegers pitched two scoreless frames.
Enter Michael Mayers and his 7.17 ERA at home this year. Leadoff walk, single to left, and you could see the wheels starting to fall off…again. The Orioles gave the Angels a free out with a popped up bunt and Joe promptly pulled Halloween off the hill and went to Raisel Iglesias.
Iglesias got a fly ball to right. And with two outs, he got another out. This one via a fly ball to newly inserted right fielder Luis Rengifo.
Still tied 7-7, Iglesias managed to get three outs in a row, although the third was a warning track shot to dead center field off the bat of Santander that made everyone nervous for a bit.
Tie game. Bottom 9. Ohtani due up second. After an infield pop up by David Fletcher, who extended his hit streak to 16 games in the third inning, Shohei was announced and the Orioles went to left Paul Fry.
Ohtani walked. Stole second once but was called back due to Rendon accidentally hitting the catcher on his follow through. So after Rendon struck out looking, Ohtani stole second with Walsh at the plate.
Ohtani scored on a single by Walsh! Light that baby up! What a game!
(Title Image a Screenshot from Twitter of Sarah Langs)