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Orioles strike out season-high 16, hang on for crazy win in LA rubber match, 6-5

Beware of soft-tossing lefties, goes a familiar saying around these parts. I’m kidding; that’s not a saying. It’s true, though, that the 2024 Orioles have a sad .666 OPS against left-handed starters on the season thus far.

But—this is a real saying—good teams find a way to win.

So against Los Angeles starter Tyler Anderson, the Orioles scratched out a couple runs, worked the count, drove the starter from the game early, then went to town against the bullpen. Good game plan. And it worked: the Orioles tagged lefty reliever José Suárez for four runs on four hits, a walk and a hit-by-pitch to build themselves a 6-0 lead in the sixth inning.