Wei-Yin Chen had plenty of time in the dugout to think about what went wrong against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Chen yielded three home runs during the shortest outing of his big league career, and the early deficit proved too much for the Baltimore Orioles to overcome in a 5-4 defeat Saturday.
Nelson Cruz and Nick Hundley homered to back a commanding pitching performance by Chris Tillman, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Friday night for a doubleheader split.
Kevin Gausman will have plenty to think about after he heads back to the minor leagues.
With the Orioles, Zach Britton was struggling for a while but seems to find his nitch. Although Kapler was pushing for O’Day, he says that “Britton has stepped up beautifully.” The issue with Baltimore right now is that they do not have anyone to really depend on for the top of the rotation. They need some guys to depend on especially in the post season.
Kevin Gausman pitched six shutout innings, Steve Pearce’s opposite-field double snapped a scoreless tie and Nelson Cruz added his major league-leading 22nd home run to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Wednesday.
Jeremy commented on the Oakland A’s being the best team in baseball with a quality and timely pitcher, Scott Kazmir.
The Baltimore Orioles-Tampa Bay Rays game that was rained out on April 15 has been rescheduled as a doubleheader on June 27.
Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Baltimore Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0 victory over the punchless Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
The Baltimore Ravens have acquired offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah from Tampa Bay for an undisclosed draft pick next year.
Alex Cobb struck out 12 in seven innings Saturday and the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 3-3, 10-inning tie.
Chris Tillman pitched two scoreless innings in an impressive spring training debut, helping the Baltimore Orioles open their exhibition schedule with a 4-2 victory over Erik Bedard and the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
Rookie Enny Romero and five relievers combined on a three-hitter and the AL wild card-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on Sunday.