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Orioles try to play two against Blue Jays

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Orioles try to play two against Blue Jays

Today’s Games:

Toronto Blue Jays (91-65) vs. Baltimore Orioles (76-80), Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, 4:05 p.m.

Starting pitchers:

Marcus Stroman (3-0, 1.89) and R.A. Dickey (11-11, 4.00) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (9-11, 4.85) and Kevin Gausman (3-7, 4.49)

Keys to the Game:

Can the Orioles avoid a losing season? Now that they have been officially eliminated from the postseason, they must win five of six to avoid finishing under .500?

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Can Gonzalez pitch effectively? Gonzalez has been on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis and hasn't started since Aug. 30.

News and Notes:

Adam Jones was not in the lineup for Tuesday night's game before it was rained out. He has played just once since Sept. 20 due to back spasms, and may not play again this season.

Gonzalez hasn't won in his last seven starts (five losses, two no-decisions). His last win came on July 25.

Toronto's magic number to clinch the AL East is one.

Current Blue Jay batters are hitting .206 against Gonzalez. Edwin Encarnacion is 3-for-25 (.125) against him. All three of his hits are home runs.

Current Blue Jays are batting .143 against Gausman.

The Orioles have lost four straight. They have seven losing streaks of four games or more, and four winning streaks of at least four games.

Dickey is 2-6 with a 4.20 ERA in 12 appearances against the Orioles.

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Orioles Roundup: Nunez impresses in loss to Yankees

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Orioles Roundup: Nunez impresses in loss to Yankees

The Orioles lost a nailbiter before falling to the Yankees 6-5 Thursday night.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Dylan Bundy surrendered three runs in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Yankees. The bullpen was unable to manage after Bundy pitched a fair performance.

Renato Nunez went 2-for-3 and hit a three-run homer against the Yankees on Thursday. Nunez has improved mighily in year number two with the O's.

YANKEES:

Masahiro Tanaka held the Orioles to one run through six innings in his start Thursday.

Luke Voit homered and doubled Thursday as the Yankees slipped by the Orioles 6-5.

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Friday 5/24: Orioles at Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
Saturday 5/25: Orioles at Rockies, 9:10 p.m., Coors Field

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Orioles Roundup: O's acquire Keon Broxton from Mets

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Orioles Roundup: O's acquire Keon Broxton from Mets

The Orioles made a flurry of moves before falling to the Yankees 7-5 Wednesday night.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Baltimore acquired OF Keon Broxton from the Mets for international signing bonus slots. Broxton hit .143 in 34 games with New York this season before he was designated for assignment last week. The Orioles designated RHP Yefry Rodriguez for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Broxton. 

The Orioles transferred RHP Alex Cobb from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, meaning he won't be back until late June at the earliest. Cobb has been out since April 27 with a lumbar strain. Baltimore also claimed RHP Chandler Shepherd off waivers for the Cubs and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. 

YANKEES:

Giancarlo Stanton has been pulled away from his rehab assignment with High-A Tampa and placed back on the 10-day injured list with left calf tightness. Per manager Aaron Boone, Stanton will be shut down for the next 7-10 days. 

Boone also told reporters Zach Britton was unavailable for Wednesday's game against his former team, and CC Sabathia could miss his next start due to knee trouble. 

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Thursday 5/23: Orioles vs. Yankees, 12:35 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Friday 5/24: Orioles at Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
Saturday 5/25: Orioles at Rockies, 9:10 p.m., Coors Field