It’s clear that under Buck Showalter the Orioles will get more clutch hits.
Just kidding, but they did get two big ones in the sixth to score four and lead the Angels, 5-2.
Luke Scott hit the first homer of the Showalter era, a 422-foot, two-run blast to right center for a 3-2 lead. He homers for the second game in a row and the 7th time in 15 games since coming off the DL on July 19.
Scott was just three for 23 over his last six games coming into tonight. But he also entered play with 18 homers, tied for 15th best in the AL.
Josh Bell was 0 for 9 since returning to the club and then delivered what should be for him, a huge two-run double to left. It produced his first two Major League RBI.
Give third base coach Gary Allenson credit for sending Matt Wieters home all the way from first on the play. He waited to the last possible second to make the decision, but also gave Wieters just enough time to make the turn and steam home. At least as well as Matt can steam home.
The Orioles are looking for what would be their 4th win in 18 games since the All-Star break. They had four wins in four games heading into the break.