Bad News Birds

Athletics 8, Orioles 3 : Bad News Birds – Chris Bassitt takes a no-hitter into the 6th inning & the A’s extend the Orioles losing streak as they sweep the O’s @ home. Josh Phegley hits a 3-run shot (#9) off of Josh Rogers who was coming on for opener Jimmy Yacabonis in the 3rd as Oakland takes the early lead. The O’s score twice in the 6th to cut the lead to 1, but Oakland breaks it open w/ a 4-run 7th to pull away & never look back. Matt Chapman’s fielders choice scores Phegley, Khris Davis singles home Marcus Semien, Ramon Laureano doubles home Chapman & Davis scores from 3rd on a wild pitch by Miguel Castro to cap the scoring. Bassitt retires 16 of the first 18 he faces before he gives up a 1-out single to Jonathan Villar in the 6th. Baltimore has now lost a season high 8 games in a row. They now head to Seattle for 4 over the weekend.
Bal (21-53) Oak (39-36)
WP : Bassitt (4-3)
LP : Rogers (0-1)
GO O’S!!