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Orioles star to participate in Home Run Derby

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Orioles star to participate in Home Run Derby

For the third consecutive season, the Orioles have a participant in the Home Run Derby. Manny Machado, who hit his 19th home run in Wednesday’s loss to Minnesota, will be in Monday’s revamped contest in Cincinnati.

Machado will face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson.

The winner of the Machado-Pederson contest will face either the Angels’ Albert Pujols or Chicago’s Kris Bryant.

Other participants are Toronto’s Josh Donaldson, Bryant’s Cub teammate, Anthony Rizzo, Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier and Texas’ Prince Fielder.

Fielder won the contest in 2009 and 2012.

Machado was seeded fifth based on the number of home runs he hit through Tuesday’s game. Pederson is a fourth seed.

Adam Jones was in last year’s Home Run Derby in Minneapolis. Chris Davis participated in 2013 at New York’s Citi Field.

The Orioles have had two winners, Cal Ripken in 1991 and Miguel Tejada in 2004.

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Reeling O's set for 3-game weekend set in Minnesota

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Reeling O's set for 3-game weekend set in Minnesota

The Baltimore Orioles (10-16) hit the road for Minnesota this weekend. Here's your news and notes ahead of the 3-game set. 

PLAYER NOTES:

ORIOLES:

Right fielder Steve Wilkerson hit his first MLB home Wednesday night, a solo shot to put Baltimore up 4-1. It proved to be the deciding run, as the White Sox scored only two more runs in the game. 

John Means earned the win on his 25th birthday Wednesday, hurling five innings and allowing just one run on four hits and a walk, striking out six. Means is now 3-2 on the season. 

Chris Davis missed out on Wednesday's win due to a personal matter. After a historically cold start, Davis is hitting .360 in his last nine games. 

A pair of Orioles fans, Joe and Katie Demski, got married in their O's jerseys on Wednesday. Congrats to the lovely couple. 

TWINS:

Eddie Rosario leads the major leagues with 10 home runs and is tied for third with 13 outfield assists defensively. His eight long-balls through 17 games marked the most in Twins history since Tony Oliva (1966, seven). 

One of the hottest hitters in Major League Baseball is 25-year-old Jorge Polanco. Not only did the shortstop hit for the cycle already, but he's batting a cool .366 and took Justin Verlander deep recently. 

INJURIES:

RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

COMING UP:

Saturday 4/27: Orioles @ Twins, 2:10 p.m., Target Field

Sunday 4/28: Orioles @ Twins, 2:10 p.m., Target Field

Monday, 4/29: Orioles @ White Sox, 8:10 p.m., Comiskey Park 

Source: Rotoworld

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Steve Wilkerson's first MLB homer lifts O's over White Sox

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Steve Wilkerson's first MLB homer lifts O's over White Sox

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 in the rubber game of their three-game set Wednesday night. Here's the latest O's and White Sox news. 

PLAYER NOTES:

ORIOLES:

Right fielder Steve Wilkerson hit his first MLB home run in the fourth inning, a solo shot to put Baltimore up 4-1. It proved to be the deciding run, as the White Sox scored only two more runs in the game. 

John Means earned the win on his 25th birthday Wednesday, going five innings and allowing just one run on four hits and a walk, striking out six. Means is now 3-2 on the season. 

Chris Davis missed out on Wednesday's win due to a personal matter. After a historically cold start, Davis is hitting .360 in his last nine games. 

A pair of Orioles fans, Joe and Katie Demski, got married in their O's jerseys on Wednesday! 

WHITE SOX:

Ervin Santana suffered his second loss of 2019, giving up four runs (all earned) on six hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. The 36-year old's ERA now sits at 9.45. 

First baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a walk and drove in two runs for Chicago in the losing effort Wednesday. The two-time All-Star had a good game but is off to a cold start overall, now batting just .231 in 2019. 

INJURIES:

RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

COMING UP:

Friday 4/26: Orioles @ Twins, 8:10 p.m., Target Field

Saturday 4/27: Orioles @ Twins, 2:10 p.m., Target Field

Sunday 4/28: Orioles @ Twins, 2:10 p.m., Target Field

Source: Rotoworld

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