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  • Trey Mancini DH | BAL

    Orioles' Trey Mancini: Reaches three times Friday

    Mancini went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in Friday's 8-6 extra-innings win over the Rays.

    Mancini is heating up at the plate, going 7-for-17 (.412) in his last four games. Both of his hits Friday were singles, and he was removed for pinch runner Ryan McKenna in the 10th inning. Mancini is slashing .298/.357/.397 with three home runs, 15 RBI, 13 runs scored and five doubles through 37 contests. He'll often serve as the designated hitter, though he's also split time at first base with Tyler Nevin while Ryan Mountcastle (wrist/forearm) is out of action. Mountcastle is expected to return Saturday, but that's unlikely to have much of an impact on Mancini's playing time going forward.

  • Cedric Mullins CF | BAL

    Orioles' Cedric Mullins: On base three times in win

    Mullins went 2-for-5 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's 8-6 extra-innings win over the Rays.

    Mullins responded well to a routine day off Thursday, bouncing back with his first multi-hit game since last Friday. The outfielder is up to a .256/.318/.413 slash line with five home runs, 16 RBI, 21 runs scored and seven stolen bases through 40 contests. So far, he's struggled to recapture the form that led to him posting a 30-30 season in 2021.

  • Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Drives in two runs

    Molina went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Friday's 5-3 win over the Pirates.

    Molina contributed a two-run single during the Cardinals' four-run rally in the sixth inning. The catcher has multiple hits in three of his last six games. He's up to a .250/.250/.352 slash line with two home runs, eight RBI, eight runs scored and a stolen base through 88 plate appearances this year. It's a little concerning he has yet to draw a walk after posting at least a five percent walk rate in four of the last five years -- he's never had an on-base percentage lower than .274 in a full season.

  • Ben Gamel LF | PIT

    Pirates' Ben Gamel: Reaches base three times

    Gamel went 1-for-2 with two walks and run scored Friday against St. Louis.

    Gamel occupied his typical leadoff spot with a righty on the mound. He walked in two of his first three plate appearances but came around to score after singling in the eighth inning. The performance ended a 14 at-bat hitless stretch, though Gamel has had a quietly productive campaign by hitting .274/.376/.419 with 16 runs scored and 15 RBI across 132 plate appearances.

  • Rougned Odor 2B | BAL

    Orioles' Rougned Odor: Hits walkoff homer Friday

    Odor went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and a strikeout in Friday's 8-6 win over the Rays.

    Odor remained on the bench for a second straight game against a left-handed pitcher, but he entered the game in the bottom of the 11th inning as a pinch hitter. Although he struck out in his first at-bat, he homered to right field with one out in the bottom of the 13th inning. The 28-year-old is in the midst of a five-game hitting streak in which he's gone 5-for-15 with a homer, a double, three RBI, two runs and five strikeouts.

  • Rodolfo Castro SS | PIT

    Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Records first stolen base

    Castro went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base Friday against the Cardinals.

    Castro reached base with a two-out single in the fifth inning. He stole second base successfully -- his first of the season -- but then ended the frame by getting caught attempting to steal third base. Castro has been in the lineup regularly since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on May 12, though he has only five hits across 25 at-bats.

  • Nick Vespi RP | BAL

    Orioles' Nick Vespi: Picks up win in major-league debut

    Vespi (1-0) allowed a hit and a walk while striking out three in two scoreless innings to earn the win over the Rays on Friday.

    Vespi entered Friday's game in the 12th inning to make his major-league debut, and he held the Rays scoreless in spite of the ghost runner in each inning. The southpaw got some help since Wander Franco (quadriceps) was unable to slide into home on a close play at the plate in the top of the 13th inning, but Vespi was still rewarded with a win following his strong outing. The 26-year-old made 12 relief appearances at Triple-A Norfolk this year and struck out 21 batters with a 0.64 WHIP in 14.1 scoreless innings.

  • Tyler Wells SP | BAL

    Orioles' Tyler Wells: Allows three runs in no-decision

    Wells allowed three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out four in 4.2 innings during Friday's win over the Rays. He didn't factor into the decision.

    After giving up just two runs in 11 innings over his first two starts in May, Wells has been less effective recently by allowing six runs in 8.2 innings over his last two outings. The right-hander was able to settle for the no-decision in Friday's 13-inning game, but he snapped his streak of five consecutive starts without issuing a walk. Wells projects to make his next start on the road against the Yankees on Wednesday.

  • Bryan Reynolds CF | PIT

    Pirates' Bryan Reynolds: Records seventh RBI

    Reynolds went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Friday against the Cardinals.

    Reynolds tallied his first RBI since May 8 when he dumped in a single in the eighth inning. During his nine-game drought, Reynolds hit just .188 with one run scored. Reynolds has yet to get going at the dish, maintaining a .306 wOBA and 98 wRC+ with four home runs, 12 runs scored and seven RBI through 148 plate appearances on the season.

  • Rays' Ryan Yarbrough: Lasts four innings Friday

    Yarbrough allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and no walks while striking out four in four innings during Friday's loss to the Orioles. He didn't factor into the decision.

    The 30-year-old worked behind opener Jalen Beeks during Friday's matchup, but Yarbrough held the Orioles in check while throwing 43 of his 56 pitches for strikes as the primary pitcher. Yarbrough's first three appearances in 2022 came as a traditional starter, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him return to that role in future outings. The left-hander tentatively lines up to take the mound at home against the Yankees on Thursday.

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