Chris Tillman allowed one run in four innings and Adam Jones hit his first home run of the spring in the Baltimore Orioles’ 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
Bud Norris has agreed to an $8.8 million, one-year contract with Baltimore, and infielder Ryan Flaherty settled with the Orioles on a one-year deal for $1,075,000.
Those core players may stir the drink but the glass might be empty if it wasn’t for so many new faces that have made the 2014 season a special one.
J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning, Nelson Cruz connected for his major league-leading 35th home run and Ryan Flaherty also homered, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 12-8 on Sunday.
The Baltimore Orioles are pulling away in the AL East, but extending their winning ways Friday night could be a tall order against Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber, the hottest starting pitcher in baseball.
Machado and the Orioles figure to be in for another close encounter Wednesday night when they face 11-game winner Garrett Richards and the visiting Los Angeles Angels.
Adam Jones and Ryan Flaherty hit solo homers and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers for the third consecutive game, 6-4 on Wednesday night.
Ryan Flaherty had his best game of the year Wednesday night.
Yu Darvish (8-4, 2.42 ERA) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (7-3, 4.19 ERA). First pitch is at 7:05PM.
After gutting out a pair of wins over the Pirates, Buck Showalter dropped an “I told you I like our guys” in his post-game press conference at 1:07 AM.
The double play just got a whole lot more complicated. The dropped ball by Ryan Flaherty is raising questions on how the transfer plays are being called.
A five-run lead wasn’t enough to save Baltimore from a series of late defensive blunders.