Jake Arrieta stood in front of the cameras and microphones, looked straight ahead and took every bit of the blame for the loss that prevented the Baltimore Orioles from completing a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Nolan Reimold homered and hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning as the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 Saturday in the first game of a split-doubleheader.
The rainout of Friday night’s game between the Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles provided slumping Los Angeles with a second straight day off, although it didn’t feel that way to manager Don Mattingly.
Through 12 games, the Baltimore Orioles sit at 6-6. A .500 record does not speak of brilliance, but, after two weeks, the Birds certainly have been interesting.
Magic Johnson’s ownership group has been given the green light to go ahead with a $2 billion deal to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Baltimore Orioles majority owner Peter Angelos was on the committee that vetted out potential buyers for the Dodgers.
One of baseball’s proudest franchises is in tatters, its future to be decided more in the courtroom than on the field.