Wei-Yin Chen pitched six innings of three-hit ball, Chris Davis and Manny Machado homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.
Adam Jones went 4 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Monday in the opener of a doubleheader to move within a half-game of the AL East lead.
If there’s any doubt about whether a stint on the disabled list helped rookie Zach Britton, a comparison of his last two starts against the New York Yankees serves as irrefutable evidence.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was scratched from the starting lineup for Sunday night’s game against the Orioles after bruising his right knee in the opener of the split doubleheader.
The split doubleheader Saturday between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed because of the expected bad weather associated with Hurricane Irene.
Zach Britton’s brilliant performance against the Texas Rangers seemed even more impressive after the defending AL champions staged a power-hitting display against another young Baltimore pitcher.
The Texas Rangers received another day to savor their stature as the only unbeaten team in the major leagues after their game Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles was postponed by rain.