It was another big win for the Miami Marlins as they have already clinched the series versus the Baltimore Orioles. The Fish defeated the Orioles 5-4 Saturday afternoon thanks to their star catcher. J.T. Realmuto had one of his bets games in his career with a few long balls and a lot of RBIs. Realmuto also had some help at the plate from Derek Dietrich and JT Riddle. Wei-Ying Chen had a solid outing on the mound but the Marlins bullpen did a very nice job of containing their lead.
The Baltimore Orioles continue to struggle after another home loss to the Miami Marlins. Right-handed pitcher Alex Cobb got the start and loss for the Baltimore Orioles. Cobb threw seven innings allowing seven hits, five runs, two walks and six strikeouts. Mychal Givens had a nice performance on the mound as he pitched an inning allowing no hits, no runs and striking out one. The Baltimore Orioles offense had a nice solid day at the plate but just didn’t score as many runs as they would have liked. Adam Jones had a strong game as he went 3-5 with a double. Manny Machado went 2-5 with two RBIs. Danny Valencia went 2-4 with a RBI and Jonathan Schoop went 1-3 with a solo home run and walk.
The Fish have started their road trip on the right foot with back-to-back wins over the O’s. Left-handed pitcher Wei-Ying Chen got the start and win for the Miami Marlins. Chen threw six innings allowing eight hits, three runs, one walk and two strikeouts. Relief pitcher Drew Steckenrider got his first save of the season as he pitched one inning allowing no hits and no runs. At the plate, the Fish had a good hitting performance with five runs on eight hits. J.T. Realmuto was the story of the game as he went 3-4 with two home runs and four RBIs. JT Riddle went 2-3 with a double and a walk. Derek Dietrich went 2-4 with a double and Yadiel Rivera went 1-4 with an infield single.
The Miami Marlins will look to complete the sweep Sunday afternoon on Father’s Day. Rookie right-handed pitcher Trevor Richards will be on the mound for the Marlins. Right-handed pitcher Dylan Bundy will get the start for the O’s as they’ll try to prevent the sweep. You can watch this game on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 pm EST on Fox Sports Florida.