Orioles walk off after Jorge Mateo hit-by-pitch

No bread, no gain.

Jorge Mateo endured a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning on Monday, sending the Orioles to a walk-off win over the Rangers.

With Austin Hays on second to start the extra frame at six-all, Texas reliever Matt Moore gave up a bunt single to Rougned Odor and then intentionally walked Ramon Uias to load the bases with Mateo, batting .194, on deck with no outs.

Baltimore Orioles’ Jorge Mateo is hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers relief pitcher Matt Moore.
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After a first-pitch ball, Moore drilled Mateo’s thigh with a 93.5 MPH fastball, bringing Hays in from third to make it a 7-6 win at Camden Yards.

Thankfully, Hays arrived just in time to help Mateo, who still needed to touch the bag at first, but was clearly in pain from the four-seamer to the leg. Surrounded by his teammates, Mateo hobbled his way to first, where he solidified the win—and got a Gatorade bath for his troubles.

Star rookie Adley Rutschman feels the game into extras with a two-out, two-RBI double to knot the game in the bottom of the ninth.

Baltimore Orioles celebrate a walk off victory after Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jorge Mateo (3) was hit by a pitch to score second baseman Rougned Odor (12) during a MLB game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers, on July 04, 2022, at Orioles Park at Camden Yards, in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Tony Quinn/SipaUSA)
Teammates gave Jorge Mateo a Gatorade bath after a walk-off HBP.
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The victory was the sixth walk-off win for Baltimore this season, adding to a 23-20 run after starting off the season at 14-24.

“We are the kind of group where we are all together,” Odor said. “We are like a family. When you have a team like that, a lot of good things can happen. That’s why we’ve been having those comeback games.”

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