The Orioles, with a dramatic comeback in the 8th inning, defeat the Tigers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The Birds lead the series 2-0.
On the field, Baltimore continues its quest for the best record in the AL as it sends rookie Kevin Gausman (7-7, 3.57 ERA) to the mound opposite Hiroki Kuroda (11-9, 3.77).
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.