The Baltimore Orioles have a much more difficult path to get back into position to play for the pennant.
After starting their 10-game stretch at Camden Yards with a 5-1 record, the Baltimore Orioles ended the homestand with a massive thud.
The Birds have three games remaining against the Twins and it would behoove them to win at least two out of the three.
New York (64-55) snapped a three-game skid Tuesday night in the series opener while ending Baltimore’s four-game winning streak, and will now try to make it a four-game season sweep. The Mets have outscored the Orioles 46-15 in a series where they haven’t lost since 2009.
The Baltimore lineup and Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez are probably eager to get back in action for very different reasons. While Baltimore’s batters had to sit through an off day after being no-hit, Jimenez is coming off his best start of the season.
Ubaldo Jimenez’s second pitch hit David DeJesus squarely in the hip, and the Baltimore starter immediately flashed back to his regrettable recent outings.
Jimenez shuts down the Angels 5-0 and the Orioles win.
Win streaks have been hard to come by lately for the Baltimore Orioles. Facing a team that has struggled mightily on the road could help them extend their current one.
Masahiro Tanaka (7-3) won his third straight start, allowing three solo homers and a pair of doubles in 7 2-3 innings to help New York to its ninth win in 11 games.
The Orioles haven’t suffered a three-game sweep in the Bronx since June 1-3, 2010.
J.D. Martinez made a terrific catch against the wall in right field, then homered two innings later to help the Detroit Tigers to a 7-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Baltimore staggered into the All-Star break on level ground following a wild roller-coaster ride marred by erratic play, with losses in 10 of its last 13.