By Lewis Gould
The Orioles snapped their 19-game losing streak, rallying to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6.
The Angels were up 6-2 in the fourth inning and 6-4 when Shohei Ohtani left the game after the top of the sixth.
But Baltimore scored a run in the seventh and five in the eighth. Ramon Urias and Kelvin Gutierrez drew bases-loaded walks to put the Orioles up 7-6, and pinch hitter Austin Hays added a two-run double.
The Orioles were two losses shy of the American League record for the longest skid — which they set themselves in 1988 when they started 0-21.
“There was tension in our dugout, there was pressure. Everybody was on the top step,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “Our guys just really wanted this one. We’re tired of hearing, tired of seeing it on TV. Everybody’s tired of it.”
Ohtani allowed three homers on the mound and struck out three times at the plate, but the Orioles still seemed headed to a 20th straight loss after Brandon Marsh hit his first career homer, a three-run shot in the fourth that made it 6-2.