Wei-Yin Chen’s career-best winning streak came to a close against the only AL East team he’s never beaten.
Three solo blasts gave Baltimore the major league lead in home runs, and helped the Orioles extend their lead atop the American League East.
Caleb Joseph homered and drove in three runs, J.J. Hardy had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Monday night in a duel between neighboring first-place teams.
For much of the first half of the season, the Baltimore Orioles were selective and cautious with their use of rookie Kevin Gausman.
Sonny Gray struck out eight to win his fifth consecutive decision, and the Oakland Athletics pounded the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 on Sunday.
Adam Jones wasn’t all that impressed with matching his career high for RBIs. The veteran outfielder was more concerned with the runners he and his Baltimore teammates left on base.
Manny Machado silenced the boos in Oakland with one swing. Josh Donaldson ignited the roars with another.
Bud Norris might have struggled against the Washington Nationals under any circumstance.
Kubatko, along with most other local media members, have begun to consider the Orioles not just legitimate playoff contenders, but AL East champions. “It’s there for the taking. You wonder if that makes them go for a bold move, or just stick with what they have,” Kubatko said.
The Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Bud Norris were forced to put their hot streaks on hold after rain postponed their game against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Chris Davis snapped a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run uprising that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Monday night.
David DeJesus ran out of room and crashed into the wall, resulting in a grand slam for Baltimore’s Chris Davis in the Orioles’ 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.