Mookie Betts got enormous jumps and ran wild on stolen bases against the Orioles
The show started in a hurry when Betts led off the bottom of the first with a single. With
Betts later came around to score on a two-run homer by
Taking a page from Betts' book,
Betts followed Bradley's steal with a single, and
Shortly thereafter, Betts was back to his baserunning exploits, once again taking advantage:
Orioles manager Buck Showalter knew that Betts and Bradley had caught them off-guard. "Just early breaks and not having the awareness to step off," he said after the game. "Threw over, but you've got to step off."
Gausman realized that he might need a new approach on the mound with runners on. "I think it's maybe something I need to take a look at, see if I'm doing a little every pitch," he said.
"That might have been a difference between me giving up four runs or five runs rather than six. Those are the things that might allow me to go out for the sixth inning again and save the bullpen. So, there's a lot of variables that go with me messing that up."
Betts eventually scored thanks to -- what else? -- a double steal with Ramirez and a