Enjoy this team right now because I have a feeling some of your favorites might not be back.
David Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Friday night.
Kevin Gausman looks to help Baltimore stay hot. Gausman (7-7, 3.57 ERA) hasn’t won since Aug. 17, receiving a total of six runs of support while going 0-3 with a 3.26 ERA over his last five starts.
A pitch sailed that away from catcher Nick Hundley cost the Baltimore Orioles a game.
Smyly (9-10) tossed seven innings of two-hit baseball as the Rays defeated the Orioles 3-1 in the third game of the four-game series.
The Baltimore Orioles look for some more consistency tonight on offense against the Tampa Bay Rays in game 3 of a 4 game series.
Last season, Baltimore traded Jake Arrieta to the Chicago Cubs. On Friday, the Orioles got to see firsthand how nicely the right-hander has developed in the National League.
While Baltimore’s 161 homers lead the majors by a comfortable margin, that power has overshadowed an outstanding run by the pitching staff.
The Orioles 5 man rotation of Tillman, Norris, Chen, Gausman and Gonzalez might only have one All-Star appearance among them right now, that would be Tillman last year, but they’re pitching like stars.
For much of the weekend, Baltimore didn’t look like a division leader or contender. They were ordinary Orioles. One inning salvaged them.
The Baltimore Orioles apparently drained all the big hits from their bats while having their way with St. Louis Cardinals in two straight blowouts.
Kevin Gausman (5-3, 3.70) takes the mound for Baltimore looking to build on Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.