The Orioles scored four times in the seventh and eighth innings to snap a 2-2 tie en route to a 6-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Things you should know about tonight's game...
1) Bobby Wahl and Paul Sewald combined to allow four runs on six hits -- including two homers -- and two walks in 1 2/3 innings to turn a 2-2 tie into a 6-2 Orioles lead. Wahl (0-1) suffered his first Major League defeat.
2) Jason Vargas pitched into and completed the sixth inning for the first time in 13 starts this season. The left-hander allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with one strikeout. He entered the sixth with a 2-1 lead but surrendered a game-tying homer to Adam Jones. Vargas had surrendered four runs or more in six of his first 12 starts.
3) Kevin Plawecki and Amed Rosario hit consecutive two-out RBI singles in the fifth to erase a 1-0 deficit. Brandon Nimmo singled, tripled, walked and scored twice and Todd Frazier had a pair of base hits to extend his hitting streak to seven games.
News and notes...
The Mets are 0-3 against the Orioles this season and 6-10 in Interleague play.
Rosario is 8-for-his-last-25 (.320) with five RBIs in his last six games.
Michael Conforto went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and did not reach base for the first time in 28 road games.
Vargas came into Tuesday's outing with a 10.21 ERA in seven starts on the road this season. He
Frazier is hitting .370 (10-for-27) with a home run and five RBIs during his hitting streak.
The Mets (50-67) wrap up their brief series with the Orioles (36-84) on Wednesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 7 p.m. on SNY.
Zack Wheeler (7-6, 3.82 ERA/3.41 FIP, 133 K, 1.221 WHIP) closes the two-game set aiming for his sixth consecutive win. The right-hander took a shutout into the seventh inning in his last start against the Marlins last Friday before allowing a two-out, two-run homer. He has a 2.08 ERA during his five-game winning streak and a 2.88 mark in his previous 13 starts dating to June 1. Wheeler blanked the Orioles for seven frames during a no-decision at Citi Field on June 6. It was his only career start against Baltimore.
Dylan Bundy (7-10, 4.70 ERA/5.14 FIP, 132 Ks, 1.314 WHIP) looks to bounce back after surrendering a season-high tying eight runs -- seven earned -- in five innings against the Red Sox last Friday. Since tossing consecutive scoreless outings against the Mets and Red Sox in the beginning of June, the 25-year-old has a 6.75 ERA in eight starts. Bundy equaled Wheeler's seven scoreless frames on June 6 and was credited with the win in his only career matchup against the Mets.