Angels starter Jered Weaver (W, 10-1) outpitched Jason Hammel (L, 8-5) in the birds’ 3-0 loss.
Miguel Gonzalez flashes brilliance in the Orioles 3-2 win over the Angels.
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The Orioles called up Chris Tillman from Norfolk to make the Fourth of July start in Seattle Wednesday, hoping he’d piece together a solid enough start to rest some of the arms in the bullpen and save them for the upcoming Angels series.
Wei-Yin Chen was perfection through 6.1 innings in Seattle Tuesday night.
The Orioles held a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh. It would be gone before the top of the eighth.
Matusz (L, 5-10) was touched for seven hits, two of which were home runs, three walks , and five runs in just four-plus innings, as the birds dropped the finale of the four-game series with Cleveland, 6-2.
Matt Wieters, Jim Johnson, and Adam Jones will be representing the Orioles in the All-Star game this season. This marks the first year since 2005 in which more than Oriole was selected to the All-Star game.
Much of the chatter around the ballpark Saturday centered around Weaver, and the birds’ acquisition of veteran DH Jim Thome. And, why not? It’s not as if the home team gave the fans a lot to cheer about.
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The Orioles find themselves in a troubling position after Thursday’s series opener against Cleveland. Both of their reliable starters have pitched poorly on back-to-back nights for the first time all year, and now they’re forced to depend on three others (including one who’s started just one game in the majors this season) to right a rapidly sinking ship in the next three games.