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Irvin and O’s pen combine to blank Reds in 3-0 win

An almost three-hour rain delay couldn’t dampen the Orioles’ spirits Friday night, as they rode some clutch hitting and another great start from Cole Irvin to a 3-0 win over the Reds.

Irvin came into the start Friday riding a career-high 13.2-inning scoreless streak. And yet, somehow the Orioles’ lefty was even better against Cincinnati. He got the first batter he faced to ground out before allowing a 1st inning single to Reds’ phenom Elly De La Cruz. The southpaw didn’t let the hit (or De La Cruz’ steal of second) bother him, as he punched out Spencer Steer and got Tyler Stephenson to ground out to leave the runner stranded.