Tuesday’s 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals may have provided fans with a glimpse of what the future of the Orioles may look like.
Alexander Wells started and lasted 4.0 innings. The left-hander allowed 2 runs, one on a Carlos Santana homerun, 5 hits, walked 2 and struck out 2.
Michael Baumann, making his MLB debut, relieved Wells and pitched 3.2 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 2 hits with 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Baumann was so focused on the game that the home plate umpire, James Hoye, had to hold up the game in order to get the baseball back from him as a memento of his first pitch and strike. Baumann was credited with the win, his first.
Dillon Tate (0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) provided the bridge for Tyler Wells (1.0 IP, 1 K) to finish the game.