The Baltimore Orioles, who are in first place in Major League Baseball’s American League East, avoided a 76th consecutive series sweep. It’s the fourth-longest streak in franchise history.

The Orioles defeated the Houston Astros 5-4 in game one of the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Oriole Park in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on April 11.

Baltimore dropped the first two games of the three-game series against Houston, 6-7 and 2-8, respectively. However, the Orioles rallied from the brink of a sweep to extend their record to 76 consecutive series without a sweep.

Baltimore struck first in the top of the first inning. Leadoff hitter Adley Rutchman homered. Hunter Braun’s 82.6 mph (132 km/h) knuckle curveball went over the left-center field fence.

But Houston answered right back. In the top of the second, leadoff hitter Yoenis Diaz crushed an 85.3 mph (137 km/h) cutter from Dean Kremer for a one-run home run. Diaz’s homer tied the game at 1-1.

Baltimore regained the lead in the bottom of the third. Ramon Urias led off with a triple and came home on James McCann’s RBI single. In the bottom of the sixth, McCann led off with a double and scored on an RBI single by Lurchman.

Houston rallied in the top of the seventh with a run-scoring single by Jose Altuve. But Baltimore answered with a two-run homer by Ryan Mountcastle in the bottom of the seventh. He took an 89.1 mph (143 km/h) slider from Braun over the left field fence.

Houston cut the deficit to 5-4 in the eighth on Mauricio Duvon’s RBI single and Diaz’s RBI single in the ninth, but Baltimore never trailed and escaped with its second straight loss.

“Baltimore has not been swept by an opponent in 76 consecutive series since being swept by the Detroit Tigers from May 13-15 (local time) last season,”, the official website of Major League Baseball, said, “the fourth-longest streak in Major League Baseball history.” 먹튀검증

According to, the St. Louis Cardinals’ 125 series without a sweep from 1942 to 1944 is the longest. The Orioles’ current streak is fourth behind the New York Giants’ (now San Francisco Giants) 106 series (1903-1905) and the New York Yankees’ 83 series (1922-1924).

“We’ve got a good group of guys,” Kremer, the game-winning pitcher, said after the game, “It doesn’t matter if we lost Game 1 or Game 2. Every day is a new day. Things can change.”