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In Focus: Homestand 6/24-6/30

July 2, 2024

Monday, June 24

The Orioles started off a seven-game homestand with the first of three against the Cleveland Guardians. Gunnar Henderson extended his career-long on-base streak to 31 games with a leadoff double in the first inning. Heston Kjerstad recorded his second career multi-hit game after being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk earlier that day. Cade Povich made his fourth career big league start, going 5.2 innings and striking out five.

Tuesday, June 25

Gunnar Henderson, Colton Cowser, Anthony Santander, and James McCann combined for four home runs. It marked the sixth time this season the Orioles have hit at least four home runs in a game.

Wednesday, June 26

The Orioles beat the Guardians, 4-2. Grayson Rodriguez picked up his ninth win of the season after allowing two runs and five hits across a season-high-tying 7.0 innings. Gunnar Henderson, Cedric Mullins, and Ryan O’Hearn all homered in the win. The Orioles’ seven players with 10-or-more home runs this year are the most in Major League Baseball.

Thursday, June 27

The Orioles beat the Texas Rangers, 11-2, in game one of the four-game set. The Orioles offense combined for four home runs, moving their June total to 57. Their 57 home runs in the month are the most home runs in June in club history and trail only May 1987 (58) for the most home runs in a month in team history. Corbin Burnes got the win, recording five strikeouts across 7.0 innings. Prior to the game, MLB announced that six Orioles would move on to Phase 2 of All-Star voting – Gunnar Henderson, Ryan Mountcastle, Ryan O’Hearn, Adley Rutschman, Anthony Santander, and Jordan Westburg. Fans can vote once a day from Sunday, June 30, through Wednesday, July 3, at The O’s also celebrated their annual Pride Night at Oriole Park, sharing the message that baseball is for everyone.

Friday, June 28

The Orioles beat the Rangers, 2-1. Colton Cowser homered in the fourth inning, marking the team’s 58th home run this month. Their 58 home runs are tied with May 1987 for the most in any month in team history. Albert Suárez earned the win, throwing 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits. Craig Kimbrel earned the save, the 435th of his career, and Gunnar Henderson extended his on-base streak to a career-high 35 games.

Saturday, June 29

The Orioles beat the Rangers, 6-5, in front of more than 44,000 fans to clinch their 18th series win of the year. O’s batters have combined for 60 home runs this month, the most home runs in any month in club history. Heston Kjerstad hit his first career grand slam with two outs in the fifth inning, giving the Orioles a lead that they would not relinquish. Anthony Santander homered in the second inning, marking his 13th home run this month, the most in MLB. Cade Povich earned his first career win, throwing 5.0 innings, and Craig Kimbrel got the save, marking his second in as many days.

Sunday, June 30

The Orioles welcomed ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball back to Baltimore as they closed out a seven-game homestand. Gunnar Henderson announced he would participate in this year’s Home Run Deby on Monday, July 15, as part of All-Star Week. Voting for Phase 2 of the All-Star Game opened today. To help your favorite Orioles get to Arlington, visit