Making his MLB debut in the 8th inning and trailing 5-0, Manny Barreda probably didn’t know what to think. The right-hander induced two fly ball outs and then struck out Michael A Taylor to put his first MLB inning in the books. Twelve Orioles batters, nine hits and nine runs later, the Birds were leading 9-5 on the way to a 9-8 win over the Kansas City Royals. With a line of 1.0 IP and 1 K Barreda was the winning pitcher in his debut.
The 8th inning began with a Cedric Mullins (0 for 4, 2 Runs Scored, 1 BB) walk. A single, a double, another walk and a single, all without an out gave the Birds 2 runs. Two more singles, a fielding error and finally a Ryan Mountcastle (2 for 5, 2 Runs Scored, 2 RBI) homerun, his 26th, and the Orioles were in the lead by four.