Orioles’ Offense Comes to Life, as O’s Clobber ‘Stros

The Orioles certainly had much better results against visiting Houston’s pitching than Boston’s the previous two days.

Baltimore exploded for 13 runs, including 6 home runs, defeating the slumping Astros 13-5 on Thursday night. Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy each hit two homers, Mark Trumbo and Manny Machado each had one, Hyun Soo Kim had a career-high four hits, and the O’s climbed into a tie with Boston for second place in the AL East.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter was pleased with his team’s hitting Thursday.

“Seems like a while now, we weren’t getting many mistakes,” Showalter said. “And when we were, we weren’t as consistent with making them pay as we were tonight. I think there was a lot of frustration there. I don’t know if frustration is the right word, but (they wanted to) get back to what we’re capable of doing.”

The frustration was evident, as the Orioles had scored three runs or fewer in 20 of 32 games since the All-Star break.

The Orioles launched 6 homers last night against the Astros - none getting social media talking more than when they went back-to-back.
The Orioles launched 6 homers last night against the Astros – none getting social media talking more than when they went back-to-back.

Oriole fans seemed to enjoy the performance and release some frustration too. Social Delta captured some great tweets of Oriole fans appreciating their team’s performance – as well as some Astros fans not thrilled with their team’s.

The following tweets were all captured from Social Delta’s tracking of this game:

 

The Orioles and Astros will continue their series Friday at 7:05. Colin McHugh will pitch for the Astros while Wade Miley will start for the O’s.

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