Orioles’ Kyle Gibson cruises to 10th win on trip to Marlins

baltimore orioles Picked up where he left off before the All-Star break and is eager to continue

Baltimore continues a six-game winning streak into Saturday night’s contest with the visiting team miami marlins, orioles Kicked off the three-game series with a 5-2 win on Friday night

“Guys want to come back after that,” said Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde.

orioles A quick power boost was provided by hitting three home runs in the first game of a six-game homestand. Two of those bombs came from second baseman Adam Frazier, who posted the first multi-homer game in his 905-game career. He has a career high 12 long balls this year

“Really, that’s what I work with the hitting coaches,” he said, describing his efforts to put his body in better condition to produce more power. “Well done. Keep working day by day.”

Miami entered the break with five wins in its last seven games. Friday’s result was rare in that it dropped marlins 11-5 this season in American League ballparks

key against orioles Any major losses have to be avoided. Miami was within 3-2 after the top of the eighth inning, but Baltimore had a pair of relievers in the All-Star Game for a reason.

“They have really good back-end bullpen guys,” marlins said manager Skip Shoemaker. “You never want to get (behind) more than one run.

Right-hander Kyle Gibson (9-6, 4.60 ERA) gets the call for orioles on Saturday. He will aim to become the team’s second pitcher in as many nights to reach the 10-win mark after Dean Kramer did so with six solid innings on Friday.

Gibson ended his losing streak with a personal three-decision loss on Sunday in Minnesota. He limited the Twins to two runs in seven innings and had 11 strikeouts, equaling his career high.

Gibson is 2–3 with a 4.61 ERA in seven career starts against Miami. Pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, he adjusted to marlins in consecutive starts last September, giving up four runs in five innings without a decision and then only one run in six innings, which turned out to be his last win of the season

marlins Left-hander Braxton Garrett (5-2, 3.70 ERA) will compete. He has won his last four decisions and hasn’t lost since May 8. Even though he earned a no-decision in seven starts during his two-month unbeaten run, Miami almost always wins when he pitches.

marlins Garrett is 10-1 in his last 11 fights and 14-4 this year. they never faced it orioles In his four major league seasons, with all marlins

Miami used left-hander Robert Garcia in relief Friday night to face three batters in the seventh inning during his major league debut. He was a bit nervous when allowing a hit and a walk, but Shoemaker saw reason to be encouraged.

The manager said, “Looking forward to seeing him there again.” “He throws strikes, he’s good. He has cheat. His slider is hard to pick up. His fastball is 95 (mph).”

–Field Level Media