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Can Chris Davis continue to power the Orioles?

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Can Chris Davis continue to power the Orioles?

Today's Game:

Oakland Athletics (51-67) vs. Baltimore Orioles (59-56), Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.

Starting pitchers:

Kendall Graveman (6-8, 3.89) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (6-6, 3.21)

Keys to the Game:

Can Chris Davis keep it up? He's hit nine home runs and has 18 RBIs in August.

Can Chen give the Orioles another effective start? Chen is 4-0 with a 2.19 ERA in six starts against Oakland.

News and Notes:

Billy Butler is 9-for-21 (.429) with two home runs against Chen.

The Orioles ended their last two games with home runs for the first time since July 22-23, 1998.

The Orioles and Athletics are tied at 256 in their all-time series.

The Orioles have used 45 players, one more than last season.

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

It's not how you start, it's how you finish, and boy did Orioles right fielder Steve Wilkerson make sure the team went out with a bang against the Boston Red Sox.

Bottom of the eighth, game knotted at four, Jackie Bradley Jr. sent what seemed to be a moonshot to right field...

But what happens next is arguably the best catch of the entire MLB season. 

This catch by Wilkerson is nothing less than spectacular. Not only did he possess the focus to track the ball beyond the wall, but the athleticism to make the catch while almost tumbling over backwards into the crowd. 

This year may have been a huge let down for Baltimore, but here's to a bright spot heading into the offseason. 

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

The Orioles are now five games better than last season's woeful 47-115 record. While they continue to win meaningless games late in the season, their poor season won't go away. 

Player Notes:

Dylan Bundy gave up only two runs in seven innings pitched against the Blue Jays, bringing his season's ERA down to 4.79. 

Also, Trey Mancini went a perfect 5-5 in the Orioles win Tuesday night. He's now batting .373 against Toronto, hitting 25 of his 94 RBI this season against Toronto. Dwight Smith Jr. also impressed with a 3-4 showing, hitting a homer and three RBI of his own. 

Injuries: 

OF Mason Williams, knee, out indefinitely

RP Hunter Harvey, biceps, sidelined, day-to-day

RP Josh Rogers, elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, back, 60-Day IL, 2020

Coming Up: 

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Orioles at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre

Thursday, Sept. 26: Orioles at Boston, 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park

Friday, Sept. 27: Orioles at Boston, 1:05 p.m. at Fenway Park