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Brewers chase Wade Miley off the mound, cruise over Orioles

Brewers chase Wade Miley off the mound, cruise over Orioles

MILWAUKEE -- Travis Shaw started the rout with a go-ahead single in a four-run first inning, then left after he was hit on a hand by a pitch during the Milwaukee Brewers' 8-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.

Backed by 7-0 lead in the second, Brent Suter (1-1) struck out eight over six innings, allowing an unearned run and four hits -- all singles. The 27-year-old left hander made his second big league start, pitching in place of Chase Anderson, on the disabled list because of a left oblique strain.

Wade Miley (3-7) gave up seven runs, seven hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings, raising his ERA to 5.20 from 4.54. He is 1-4 with an 11.69 ERA in his last six starts.

Manny Pina and Orlando Arcia had three hits each, and Arcia scored from first base in Suter's infield single in the third. Suter, faked a bunt, then hit a chopper to shortstop. Suter beat the throw from Ruben Tejada, and Arcia slid into third ahead of a high throw by first baseman Trey Mancini.

Arcia overslid the base, continued home and got into a rundown as pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis took the throw at the plate from Manny Machado, who had to avoid third base coach Ed Sedar. Jacabonis threw back to the third baseman, and Tejada and catcher Welington Castillo bumped into each other near home plate as the shortstop grabbed the return throw and Arcia ran by on the infield side to touch the plate.

Shaw was hit on the left hand by a 93 mph pitch in the second inning. He was examined by Brewers trainers for about a minute before staying in the game and scoring the Brewers' seventh run. Shaw was replaced by Hernan Perez at the start of the fourth inning. He is batting .294 with 17 homers and 60 RBIs.

Milwaukee opened a 4-0 lead on RBI singles by Shaw, Pina, Orlando Arcia and Keon Broxton's RBI grounder. Jesus Aguilar hit a sacrifice fly in the second, and Pina had a two-run double.

Yacabonis had an RBI grounder in the third.

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Closer Zach Britton tears Achilles tendon in offseason training

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Closer Zach Britton tears Achilles tendon in offseason training

BALTIMORE -- Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptured his right Achilles tendon in offseason training, a significant injury that could cause him to miss part of the 2018 season.

Baltimore executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette on Wednesday confirmed the torn Achilles tendon. It was not immediately clear how long Britton would be out.

In a tweet announcing the injury, the team said Britton was injured Tuesday while training in California and wished him a speedy recovery.

Britton had 15 saves and a 2.89 ERA with the Orioles this past season. In 2016, had a 0.54 ERA and was perfect in save opportunities with a major league-leading 47.

The left-hander, who turns 30 on Friday, is arbitration eligible after making $11.4 million last season. Britton can become a free agent after next season, which made him a strong trade candidate before the injury.

Britton has converted 135 of 145 save opportunities since becoming the Orioles' closer in 2014.

MORE ORIOLES: GAUSMAN CHANGES HIS NUMBER TO HONOR ROY HALLADAY

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Kevin Gausman changes jersey number to honor Roy Halladay

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Kevin Gausman changes jersey number to honor Roy Halladay

BALTIMORE  -- Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman will wear No. 34 next season as a tribute to Roy Halladay, who was killed in a plane crash last month.

Gausman announced the switch Thursday on his Twitter account. The right-hander wore No. 39 last year.

Gausman and Halladay are both from Colorado, and the Orioles pitcher said he followed Halladay's career closely and idolized him.

In a post next a photo of his new jersey, Gausman wrote: "Roy gave me the inspiration that I could fulfill even my biggest of dreams -- being a pitcher just like him."

Gausman concluded: "The loss of Roy is tragic and saddening, but I feel honored to have watched everything he achieved."

Halladay died on Nov. 7 when his small plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He played 16 big league seasons, winning the Cy Young Award in each league and being named an All-Star eight times.