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Orioles take third straight, 11-5 over Yankees

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Orioles take third straight, 11-5 over Yankees

NEW YORK It looked as if Chris Tillman wouldnt get out of the first.
The first four New York Yankees reached base, and by the time he staggered out of the inning, the Orioles trailed by five runs.Miraculously, the Orioles turned an unsightly inning from Tillman into a rollicking win.Somehow, Tillman got through five innings and picked up a win as the Orioles beat New York 11-5 before 42,821 at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night.Tillman (4-1) was one of those mentioned in the trade talks that went nowhere, and he buckled down and allowed just two hits in his last four innings.His line wont look very attractive, but he last four innings werent bad.
In five innings, he allowed five runs, four of them earned on eight hits. He struck out three and didnt walk a batter.The Orioles (55-49) had their second seven-run of the season in the second inning. Adam Jones and Matt Wieters led off with singles off Ivan Nova (10-5). With two outs, Mark Reynolds doubled to score Jones and Omar Quintanilla singled to drive home Wieters and Reynolds. Nick Markakis singled, J.J. Hardy walked, and Chris Davis hit a grand-slam home run into the Orioles bullpen. It was Davis 18th of the season, and the Orioles led 7-5.Lew Ford and Wilson Betemit had back-to-back doubles in the third to make it 8-5. It was Fords first major league hit since Sept. 21, 2007.The Orioles increased their lead to 9-5 in the fifth on Jones double and Betemits two-out single. Markakis hit a two-run home run in the eighth, his 10th, putting the Orioles ahead 11-5. It was Markakis second straight three-hit game.The Orioles offensive heroics seemed so unlikely in the Yankees first inning when Derek Jeter led off with a double. He scored on Curtis Grandersons single. Robinson Cano hit a two-run home run, his 23rd to give New York (60-43) a 3-0 lead.Nick Swisher singled. Raul Ibanez hit into a force, and after Eric Chavez singled, Ichiro Suzuki hit a ball back to Tillman that the pitcher bobbled for an error. Ibanez scored, and Chavez followed on Russell Martins single to make it 5-0.After Tillman left, Troy Patton, Matt Lindstrom and Luis Ayala combined to pitch four scoreless innings.NOTES: -Davis grand-slam was the Orioles second of the season. Matt Wieters hit the other on Apr. 16.-Zach Britton (1-0, 5.74) pitches against Phil Hughes (10-8, 4.08) on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m.

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For the third time this season, the Orioles have put a position player on the mound

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For the third time this season, the Orioles have put a position player on the mound

It is rarely a good situation when a team has a position player take the mound. Usually, it's because one team is losing by plenty of runs, and don't want to waste a bullpen arm on a game that has already been decided.

For the Orioles, a lot more has gone wrong than right thus far in 2019. They are 1-10 at home, and only two teams in all of baseball have a worse overall record.

On Monday, Baltimore was blown out by the Chicago White Sox, 12-2, behind three different four-run innings. With the game well in hand, the Orioles put catcher Jesus Sucre on the mound to pitch the ninth.

It's the third time Baltimore has used a position player to pitch this season. It's the second time in three days, as Chris Davis took the mound for the Orioles on Saturday. The 2019 season is just barely over three weeks old.

No matter how bad Baltimore was expected to be, this situation is never ideal.

Sucre did pitch a scoreless ninth, however. The next time the Orioles are in a lopsided game, don't be surprised if he takes the mound again.

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: White Sox pop off for 15 hits in 12-2 win over Orioles

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: White Sox pop off for 15 hits in 12-2 win over Orioles

The White Sox erupted for double-digit runs in Baltimore Monday night, defeating the Orioles, 12-2. Brandon Hyde's team fell to 1-10 at home this season. 

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ORIOLES:

Outfielder Dwight Smith, Jr. is not expected to miss time due to injury, according to manager Brandon Hyde. Smith was removed during Sunday's loss with what was considered to be right quad tightness. While he may be held out a couple days, do not expect him to end up on the injured list.

Trey Mancini continued his hot streak from the plate with two hits on the night. The 27-year-old is batting .347 on the young season. 

Jesus Sucre (catcher) pitched in the 9th inning marking the third time this season a position player has taken the mound for Baltimore. 

WHITE SOX:

José Abreu broke out of his slump Monday night by crushing his 150th career home run in the 7th. It was part of his three-hit, 5 RBI night for the White Sox. 

Manny Banuelos made his first start since 2015, and pitched four scoreless innings while allowing just five hits and striking out four. The bullpen handled it from there allowing just four hits the rest of the way. 

INJURIES:

OF Dwight Smith, Jr.: Quadriceps, day-to-day

RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

COMING UP:

Tuesday 4/23: White Sox @ Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards 

Wednesday 4/24: White Sox @ Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards 

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

Source: Rotoworld

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