BALTIMORE (AP) — Trey Mancini hit his third homer in nine major league at-bats, Mark Trumbo connected for his league-leading 45th homer and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Saturday night.
The Orioles pulled a half-game ahead of the Tigers for the AL’s second wild card and trail the Toronto Blue Jays by 1 1/2 games for the top spot.
Baltimore left-hander Wade Miley (9-13) dominated his former team. He allowed one run and seven hits and tied a career high with 11 strikeouts over 8 2/3 innings. It was Miley’s second win in 10 starts since being acquired by the Orioles from Seattle on Aug. 1.
Mancini is the third player ever to homer in his first three starts, joining Arizona’s Carlos Quentin (2006) and Colorado’s Trevor Story (2016), according to STATS LCC.
Baltimore took a 1-0 lead in the first on a single by Manny Machado off left-hander Robbie Ray (8-14).
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