Rutschman homers twice but Orioles get just 3 hits in 3-2, 10-inning loss to Blue Jays - BaltimoreBaseball.com
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Rutschman homers twice but Orioles get just 3 hits in 3-2, 10-inning loss to Blue Jays

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BALTIMORE —Catcher Adley Rutschman hit two home runs, but the Orioles had just one other hit and lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-2, in 10 innings on Monday night before 24,358 at Camden Yards.

In the 10th against Jacob Webb, Cavan Biggio was the automatic runner at second, and he moved to third on Ernie Clement’s bunt base hit down the third base line. Davis Schneider fouled out to first. Daulton Varsho grounded to second, allowing Biggio to score for Toronto (19-22).

Varsho tied the score at 2 in the eighth with a home run against Yennier Cano and robbed Ryan O’Hearn of a home run in the fourth when he snatched O’Hearn’s drive as it was about to clear the fence.

Rutschman had hit 39 home runs in his major league career entering Monday night’s game, and he’d never hit two in a game. That changed when he supplied all of the Orioles’ run production

Rutschman homered in the fourth and sixth, both to right field and both against Toronto starter José Berrios.

Rutschman’s first home run traveled 425 feet; his second 371 feet.

Besides Rutschman’s two homers, O’Hearn singled in the first.

Jordan Romano (1-0) worked the ninth and 10th. In the 10th, Ryan Mountcastle was the automatic runner. He advanced to third on a fly ball to right by Anthony Santander. Romano then got  a called third strike against Colton Cowser on a pitch down the middle of the plate. He walked Jordan Westburg with two outs before Cedric Mullins grounded to second on the first pitch to end the game. Mullins is in a 5-for-57 slump.

Corbin Burnes allowed a run in the sixth when he walked Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and allowed singles to Bo Bichette and Daniel Vogelbach. He gave up six hits, walked two and struck out two, throwing 85 pitches.

Craig Kimbrel pitched a spotless seventh inning, striking out two.

Cano walked Guerrero and Bichette, and Vogelbach grounded into a double play on Danny Coulombe’s first pitch of the game.

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