Henderson debuts with HR; Orioles beat Guardians, Ramirez doubles 39

Gunnar Henderson homered in his major league debut, losing his helmet after hitting a line drive that traveled approximately 429 feet, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-0 on Wednesday.

Henderson, called up from Triple-A Norfolk earlier in the day, led off the fourth inning with the home run off Triston McKenzie. The No. 1 prospect according to Baseball America, he hit a 2-2 pitch to right-center field for his first hit in the majors.

He singled in the ninth to finish the day batting 2-for-4.

Baltimore is hoping for a boost from the 21-year-old slugger in the race for a wild-card spot in the American League.

Ramón Urías homered in the eighth inning and drove in three runs as Jordan Lyles (10-9) held the Guardians to four hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

Henderson’s helmet fell off when he tried to get out of the batter’s box. He looked up at the sky after crossing home plate and was congratulated by his teammates as he headed for the dugout.

For the Orioles, Mexican Ramón Urías 3-1 with a run scored and three RBIs. The Venezuelans Rougned Odor 4-2 with a run scored; and Anthony Santander 3-1. Dominican Jorge Mateo 4-0.

For the Guardians, the Dominicans José Ramírez 4-2 and Amed Rosario 4-2 and Óscar González 4-0. The Venezuelan Andrés Giménez 3-0.

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