Orioles, Ohtani Keep Rolling; Dodgers Mount Massive Comeback

Jonathan Grant | July 14th, 2022

The Baltimore Orioles just can’t seem to stop losing at the moment. Wednesday’s 7-1 win at Wrigley Field over the Chicago Cubs gives them 10 in a row, putting them a game over the .500 mark at 45-44 and giving them confidence and hope in the AL Wild Card race despite a slow start to the season. On Wednesday afternoon, much of their success came as a result of an early onslaught offensively in which they plated three first-inning runs. Anthony Santander hit a two-run double in that frame, and the O’s never really looked back as the pitching staff combined to concede just six hits over the nine innings.

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This is their longest winning run since 1999 and it marks the first time they’ve been over .500 since very early last season. As for the Cubs, it was their sixth straight loss as they continue to toil in the NL Central. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Angels aren’t having the greatest time collectively, but Shohei Ohtani has been putting together quite the run of late. Wednesday’s win, a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros at home, means he has won six consecutive outings on the mound. The reigning AL MVP struck out 12 hitters and gave up one earned run in six innings while also hitting a stand-up triple that drove in two runs in the second inning. Ohtani is now 9-4 on the season. Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Dodgers fought back from a large deficit on Wednesday to down the Cardinals 7-5 in St. Louis. Down 6-0 after six innings, they got two runs in the seventh, three in the eighth, and two in the ninth to give them an extraordinary win. Hanser Alberto hit the go-ahead single in the top of the ninth while Will Smith homered to being the comeback.

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