The Baltimore Orioles wrapped up a series with the Boston Red Sox with a dominant 8-1 win on Monday. Their focus stays in the AL East as they start a three-game series in Tampa Bay.
Here's the latest Orioles, Red Sox and Rays news:
Outfielder Trey Mancini finished 2-for-5 with a run scored in the Orioles' win over the Red Sox on Monday. Mancini has not found a pitcher that he cannot hit off of after starting the year with a .343/.400/.701 batting line with six home runs, 12 RBI, and 17 runs. A big return for the 27-year-old after last year's slump.
Starting pitcher Dan Straily was working a no-hitter through four innings when he got the start against the Red Sox on Monday. He finished with five innings of one-run ball in a win. Straily allowed just those two hits and tallied two strikeouts while issuing only one walk.
First baseman Chris Davis slugged a two-run homer Monday in the Orioles' 8-1 defeat of the Red Sox. The home run was Davis' first since August 2018. It appears that after he ended his MLB record 0-for-54 hitless drought on Saturday that Davis has quickly moved on.
Starting pitcher Nate Karns is expected to throw a bullpen session early this week. He is currently on the 10-day injured list with a foreman strain on his throwing arm.
Relief pitcher Hector Velazquez allowed one run over three innings in a spot start Monday versus the Orioles. However, a lack of run support and the pitchers that followed did not give Velazquez any favors.
Starting pitcher Charlie Morton tossed 4 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays. Not likely that the Orioles will see the No. 2 arm in the rotation at all in their upcoming series.
Outfielder Tommy Pham missed Sunday's game against Toronto for a rest day. He enters the series with the Orioles with a 47-game on-base streak.
OF Dwight Smith Jr.: Leg, day-to-day
RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, 10-Day IL
C Austin Wynns: Oblique, 10-Day IL
SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL
SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL
DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL
Tuesday 4/16: Orioles @ Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field
Wednesday 4/17: Orioles @ Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field
Thursday 4/18: Orioles @ Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field
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