BALTIMORE – For the first time in 17 years, the Orioles have ended consecutive games with home runs. They’ve done it a major league-leading five times this season.
Big home run hitters end games with home runs. Chris Davis did it on Saturday. Manny Machado concluded Friday’s game with a homer.
Matt Wieters has game-ending home runs in four straight years. Jonathan Schoop and David Lough, who was designated for assignment on Friday have the others.
Wieters has four in his career, Davis three, Machado and Adam Jones two each.
One Oriole who has never hit a game-ending home run is J.J. Hardy. Hardy has 174 lifetime home runs without winning a game with one, the fifth most among active players according to STATS.
Who has the most? It’s Mark Teixeira who has 394. Orioles tormentor Jose Bautista is next with 275 followed by former Oriole Mark Reynolds (234) and Bautista’s Toronto teammate Troy Tulowitzki (191).