Team California’s Joey Ortiz gets the Call from the Baltimore Orioles

DETROIT — Three RBIs in your first three at-bats isn’t a bad way to begin your Major League career.

That’s what Orioles second baseman Joey Ortiz accomplished Thursday night in sparking his team to a 7-4 comeback win over the Detroit Tigers before 11,599 at Comerica Park.

Three of those fans were of particular interest to Ortiz, 24, Baltimore’s No. 7 prospect who was the club’s fourth-round Draft pick out of New Mexico State in 2019. His parents, Jose and Denise Ortiz, live in Buckeye, Ariz., and flew in from Phoenix. His girlfriend, Iliana May, flew up from Jacksonville, Fla.