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Mancini Homers Twice, Miley Goes 7 As Orioles Top A’s 7-2

August 11th, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) รข?? Trey Mancini wasn’t assured a spot on the Baltimore Orioles’ roster in spring training. He’s making his opportunity count.

Mancini homered twice, Wade Miley pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Orioles slugged four home runs in a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night.

Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo each added solo blasts.

The Orioles have won nine of their last 13 games.

Mancini had three hits and now has 20 home runs for the season.

“I don’t know if it’s unexpected,” Mancini said. “Not knowing where I was going to be this year, I just really try not to take any time for granted here and trying to help this team win some games.”

Miley (6-9) struck out seven, walked three and allowed one unearned run.

The left-hander said he’s leaning on a curveball he started “spiking,” on the recommendation of Orioles reliever Chris Tillman.
“I’m trying to get a pitch that I can use to get ahead with and I’m actually able to put away guys with,” Miley said. “It’s something I really haven’t done much in my career with a curveball, but it’s good hopefully I can keep it going.”

A’s starter Chris Smith (0-2) went six innings, giving up five runs on seven hits, including all four home runs.

The 36-year-old, who last month became the oldest …

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