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Orioles try and rebound with Chen on the mound


Orioles try and rebound with Chen on the mound

Tonight's Game:

Baltimore Orioles (72-75) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (71-76), Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla. 6:10 p.m.

Starting pitchers:

Wei-Yin Chen (9-7, 3.44) vs. Erasmo Ramirez (10-5, 3.75)

Keys to the Game:

Can Chen give the Orioles a solid performance? In their last four games, no starter has completed six innings.

Can the Orioles keep the season interesting? With 15 games to play, they're 4 1/2 games out of the second wild card.

News and Notes:

Chen is 4-6 with a 3.70 ERA in 18 starts against Tampa Bay Rays.

Logan Forsythe is 10-for-25 (.400) with three home runs against Chen.

Ramirez is 2-1 with a 4.01 ERA in six starts against the Orioles.

Chris Davis is 3-for-14 (.214) with two home runs against Ramirez.

Davis has 195 strikeouts, four away from his 2013 team record.

The next home run by the Orioles will be their 200th this 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. 


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