The Baltimore Orioles begin a three-game series against the Houston Astros Friday night. Here's the latest news and notes after their sweep at the hands of the Yankees.

Player Updates:

Rookie of the Year-candidate John Means continued his post-All-Star break struggles, allowing five hits, four runs and a walk in 3.2 innings against the Yankees Wednesday night. He did strike out five, but was ultimately saddled with his seventh loss of the season.

The Yankees continue to bludgeon Oriole pitching this season, setting another long ball record in hitting the most home runs against a single opponent in a season ever. The Orioles are on pace to crush the Major League record for home runs allowed by a pitching staff.


OF Dwight Smith Jr.: Calf, Mid August?

RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, Out indefinitely

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, Early July?

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, September?

Coming Up:

Friday 8/9: Orioles vs. Astros, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Saturday 8/10: Orioles vs. Astros, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Sunday 8/11: Orioles vs. Astros, 1:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Source: Rotoworld