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Wieters out of the lineup with strained right hamstring

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Wieters out of the lineup with strained right hamstring

The Orioles hope Matt Wieters will be able to avoid the disabled list. Wieters, who left Tuesday night’s game in the third inning because of a strained right hamstring, is not in the lineup for Wednesday’s game in Seattle.

Because of the time and distance, the Orioles couldn’t get Steve Clevenger, who is on the 40-man roster to Seattle in time for the 3:40 p.m. game.

The Orioles return home after the game and are off Thursday.

For now, Caleb Joseph is the only true catcher. Ryan Flaherty is the emergency catcher, but the Orioles hope they don’t have to resort to that.

Flaherty is starting at shortstop. J.J. Hardy isn’t playing.

The Orioles prepared Flaherty in case he was needed by having him catch a Wei-Yin Chen bullpen session in Oakland.

Flaherty has been an emergency alternative since he came to the Orioles in 2012, but he’s never come this close to be needed.

The Orioles hope he stays at shortstop.

MORE ORIOLES: O's concerned over Wieters, but focused on finishing road trip strong

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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. 

Injuries: 

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