The Orioles got on the board first against Rays starter James Shields (L, 6-9) in the fifth. Markakis singled with one out. Shields hit Hardy with a pitch, and walked Jim Thome, loading the bases for Adam Jones.
22 year old L.J. Hoes has been one of the most pleasant surprises for the Orioles in 2012.
The Orioles entered Wednesday night’s game against Tampa Bay having gone through their most impressive stretch of starting pitching all season. Despite dropping the last two games following a five game winning streak, Orioles starters had a stretch of seven consecutive quality starts. Yeah, about that…
Chen (L, 8-6) delivered the Orioles seventh consecutive quality start, giving up 3 runs on just 4 hits through 6.2 innings.
The Orioles picked up another fine performance from their starter in Cleveland Monday night, but this time, it wasn’t enough to overcome a weak offensive performance.
The Orioles rode another outstanding pitching effort to their fifth straight win Sunday, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-3.
Chris Tillman shook off a horrendous second outing of the year with a terrific performance in Cleveland Saturday night, getting late-inning offensive heroics from a man who started his major league career when Tillman was 3 years old.
Miguel Gonzalez pitched well for the Orioles in their 10-2 win over the Indians
Wei-Yin Chen (W, 8-5) followed up Tommy Hunter’s solid outing Wednesday with one of his own, giving up three runs on six hits in seven innings.
The Minnesota Twins used healthy doses of patience and persistence in taking the second of four games with the Orioles, 6-4 Tuesday night.