Orioles take over first place in the AL East after defeating the Dodgers 8-5 behind Urías’ 3 RBIs

BALTIMORE (Associated Press) — The Baltimore Orioles advanced past the Tampa Bay Rays and into the AL East lead for the first time this season with Wednesday’s 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ramón Uras’ three RBIs prevented the Orioles from being swept for the first time in 14 months.

Gunnar Henderson homered and drove in three runs, and Uras doubled twice for the Orioles (58-37), who moved ahead of the Rays (60-39) with a.611 winning percentage after their 5-1 defeat at Texas. Baltimore has a 50-30 record after an 8-7 start, while the Rays have lost 11 consecutive games.

Starting on Thursday, the Orioles will play a four-game series in Tampa Bay.

After winning the first two games of the series, Los Angeles (55-40) had won eight of nine. Since May 2022, Baltimore (58-37) has not been defeated in a series.

James Outman hit an opposite-field home run in the fourth inning off Dean Kremer. It was the first opposite-field home run by a left-handed batter at Camden Yards since the left field wall was lengthened and elevated prior to the 2022 season.

Danny Coulombe (3-1) allowed one hit over two and a third scoreless innings, whereas Julio Uras (7-6) gave up eight runs, matching his career high. The left-handed pitcher’s eight earned runs were a career high.

Dave Roberts, manager of the Dodgers, remarked, “It just didn’t seem like he was all that comfortable out there.” “Just ran out of ammunition. The material was not crisp. This resulted in some early gentle contact. Lacking in command. “It was simply one of those days”

Coulombe had his best game of the season, whereas Uras had his worst.

“That was his best performance of the year,” said Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde. “It won us the game.”

Yennier Cano pitched a scoreless eighth and Félix Bautista earned his 26th save in 31 opportunities with a scoreless ninth.

Uras’s first double contributed to the Orioles’ four-run first inning, and his second gave them a 6-2 advantage after three.

With two outs in the fifth, Henderson hit his first home run against a left-handed pitcher, giving Baltimore an 8-5 lead.

“I’m not trying to be arrogant, but I hope it’s not the last one,” Henderson said.

Los Angeles’ Max Muncy launched his 22nd home run.

In 4 2/3 innings, Kremer allowed five runs on four hits and four walks.

Urías has 3 RBIs for Orioles, who beat Dodgers 8-5 and avoid first series sweep in 14 months






Dodgers: OF Jake Marisnick was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a strained left hamstring. OF Jonny Deluca was summoned from Oklahoma City Triple-A.. … Clayton Kershaw, who threw a bullpen on Tuesday, is progressing well, according to Roberts. Kershaw is on the 15-day disabled list due to left shoulder pain. “The expectation is that he will throw a more aggressive bullpen on Friday,” Roberts said. “If that goes well, the next step would likely involve facing hitters,” … Roberts stated that Dustin May, who underwent right elbow surgery on Tuesday, confronts “a long road back” “It’s a difficult case, considering everything he’s been through. Roberts stated, “I am confident that he will recover.”

Orioles: OF With a right adductor groin strain, Cedric Mullins was positioned on the 10-day injured list. The change was effective as of Sunday. Hyde expressed optimism that Mullins could return on July 26, when he becomes eligible. The Orioles recalled RHP Logan Gillaspie from Triple-A Norfolk in order to replace him.


The contest was delayed by 41 minutes because the field was not covered while it rained overnight. When the delay was announced approximately 50 minutes before the 1:05 p.m. start time, the sun was beaming.


On Friday evening, the Dodgers will kick off a three-game series in Texas. Tony Gonsolin (5-3, 3.72 ERA) opposes Andrew Heaney (6-6, 4.40 ERA).

On Thursday night, the AL East’s top two teams, the Orioles and the Rays, square off in the first game of a four-game series. Kyle Gibson (9-6, 4.77) will start for Baltimore. The Rays start Tyler Glasnow (3-3, 3.78 ERA) in the starting rotation.