Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl hit his first career home run to help his team to a 3-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
The game was a pitchers’ duel between heralded rookies Jon Gray and Dylan Bundy, with the only hit for either team in the first three innings coming via a bunt single from the Orioles’ Chris Davis that was quickly erased on a double play.
Baltimore put together a threat against Gray in the fourth when Adam Jones was hit by a pitch, Hyun Soo Kim singled and Davis walked to load the bases with one out. Gray then got out of the jam by inducing a pop up from Mark Trumbo and a fly out from Jonathan Schoop to keep the game scoreless.
Meanwhile, Bundy was having the best start of his young career, retiring the first 16 Rockies he faced before walking Mark Reynolds with one out in the sixth. Rockies catcher Nick Hundley then ended Bundy’s no-hit bid and shutout with a two-run home run to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead.
After DJ LeMahieu grounded out, Dahl added an insurance run with a solo home run to dead center, the first of his career, to extend the lead to 3-0.
Orioles third baseman answered in the bottom of the sixth with a solo home run to left, but it was the only run Gray would allow in the game. He finished his outing after pitching seven innings, allowing the lone run on five hits with a pair of walks and three strikeouts, dropping his ERA to 3.94 on the season.
Adam Ottavino and Carlos Estevez each pitched scoreless innings to close out the win as the Rockies became just the second road team to win a series at Camden Yards in 2016.
The Rockies will now travel to New York for an afternoon game tomorrow that opens a four-game series with the Mets. Tyler Anderson will be on the mound for the Rockies against the Mets’ Jacob deGrom. First pitch at Citi Field is at 11:05 a.m. Mountain time.