The Cardinals lost the first game of the series, 11-5. They started out ahead, but then Baltimore opened up the floodgates. However, the Cardinals’ hitting was solid. There were 12 hits for them throughout the contest and only four strikeouts.
Lars Nootbar drove in a run and had two hits on the night. With three hits and two runs batted in, Willson Contreras led the club. Dakota Hudson was the losing pitcher after he gave up seven runs on eight hits in the bottom of the fifth inning. Even though the bullpen also contributed to the day’s four earned runs, he ended up with the loss.
The Cardinals have to keep up. The Cardinals have a respectable offense. Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, and Willson Contreras will get the bulk of the playing time, but the rest of the lineup is capable of contributing as well. However, they will need their right-handed hitters to do the damage against the lefty starter.
The Orioles had 13 hits and scored 11 runs (4 of which were home homers). Cedric Mullins went 2-2 with two runs scored and four runs batted in. His five-run fifth-inning slam was the result of a single at-bat. Gunnar Henderson also reached the 25 home run mark for the year.
In addition to scoring three runs to lead the club to victory, he also collected three hits. Orioles starter Dean Kremer took the mound for this game. Despite his rocky start, his bullpen managed to go 4 2/3 innings without allowing a run. D.L. Hall won the game with a scoreless first and a third innings.
The Orioles will be facing Adam Wainwright, one of the worst starting pitchers in baseball. Through 89 innings, Wainwright’s earned run average is 8.19. Opponents hit .356 against him while he only struck out 49 hitters and walked 36. Wainwright is, without a doubt, one of the most hittable pitchers in the league, and his success this year has been exceedingly unusual.
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St. Louis Cardinals vs Baltimore Orioles Game Information
- Date: 09/12/2023
- Time: 06:35 PM ET
- Location: Oriole Park.
- How to Watch Cardinals vs Orioles: MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV