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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Orioles split doubleheader with Chicago White Sox

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Orioles split doubleheader with Chicago White Sox

The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox each got a win Wednesday during their doubleheader.

Here's the latest O's and White Sox news. 

Player Notes: 


Mark Trumbo has been doing some light throwing and running. The designated hitter was placed on the 60-day IL prior to the start of the season, but has not been cleared to participate in any other baseball activities and is still building up strength in his right knee after undergoing surgery.

Starting pitcher David Hess gave up four hits and four runs over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision. He issued two runs with four strikeouts over 96 pitches.

Dwight Smith Jr. had himself a day against the White Sox. The outfielder walked, double and stole a base in Wednesday's win. Smith Jr. is slashing .275/.328/.486 with five homers, 20 RBI and four steals.

Mychal Givens struck out three over 1 1/3 innings in Baltimore's 5-4 win Wednesday afternoon. 

Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner allowed five runs over four innings with eight strikeouts In Wednesday's 7-6 loss. Outside of the strikeouts he was able to pile up, Cashner was ineffective in his start. 

Outfielder Stevie Wilkerson went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday night. Wilkerson took Ivan Nova deep in the fourth to give the Orioles a 4-2 lead. 


Carlos Rodon pitched five hits and three runs over 3 2/3 innings Wednesday. Rodon posted six strikeouts and two walks with 59 of his 89 pitches being strikes. 

First baseman Jose Abreu drove in two of the Sox's four runs in Wednesday's loss. The 32-year-old has raised his average to .284 over his current nine-game hitting streak. 

Yonder Alonso hit a two-run single in the ninth to give the White Sox a 7-6 win Wednesday night. Alonso has 16 runs, with an ugly slash of  .183/.303/.376.

Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI during Wednesday's win. The first baseman has six homers this season and had a very rare three-run single in Wednesday's game. 

Adam Engel went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI and a triple in Wednesday's win. Despite having three hits, Engel is hitting .239/.286/.391.


RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL

Coming Up:

Friday 5/3: Rays @ Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Camden Yards

Saturday 5/4: Rays @ Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Camden Yards

Sunday, 5/5: Rays @ Orioles, 1:05 p.m., Camden Yards


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Orioles Roundup: O's get swept by Red Sox

Orioles Roundup: O's get swept by Red Sox

The Baltimore Orioles are now on a five-game losing streak after getting swept by the Boston Red Sox over the weekend.

Here's the latest news about the Orioles, who are now 21-50:

Player Notes


In adding to his All-Star caliber season, Trey Mancini hit his 15th home run of the season on Friday. Mancini is averaging .305/.358/.564 this season with the aforementioned 15 home runs and 34 RBI.

RHP Luis Ortiz was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after surrendering four runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings of work on Friday. He has a 10.80 ERA and a 2.70 WHIP.

To add to the Orioles' pitcher woes, RHP David Hess is being moved the starting rotation into the bullpen. He is 1-9 on the season with a 7.20 ERA in 13 starts and one relief appearance.

Dwight Smith Jr. (concussion) will go out on a short rehab assignment before rejoining the Orioles later this week.

Mychal Givens gave up the game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Red Sox. The 29-year-old right-hander has converted just 6-of-11 save opportunities this year and owns an undesirable 5.28 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 29 innings.

Hanser Alberto went 3-for-6 with a pair of RBI singles in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. The infielder is hitting .310/.327/.384 with three home runs and 16 RBI over the course of 56 games played. 


Marcus Walden blew his second save of the season by allowing one run over 1 2/3 innings in Sunday's win. In 39 2/3 innings this season, Walden is pitching to a 2.50 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 43/10 K/BB ratio and has gone 1-of-3 in save chances.

Marco Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 10-inning win over the Orioles. Hernandez has now picked up six hits (four of the extra-base variety) in 24 at-bats since being called up from Triple-A on June 8.

Chris Sale delivered another dominant performance in Saturday's victory over the Orioles, racking up 10 strikeouts over six innings. Sale now has a 3.49 ERA to go with a 0.97 WHIP and 130/21 K/BB ratio across 90 1/3 innings. 


RP Josh Lucas: Shoulder, 10-day IL

SP Andrew Cashner: Knee, sidelined

OF Dwight Smith Jr.: Concussion, 7-Day IL

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, 10-Day IL

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up

Monday 6/17: Orioles @ Oakland Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Tuesday 6/18: Orioles @ Oakland Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Wednesday 6/19: Orioles @ Oakland Athletics, 3:37 p.m. ET, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Source: Rotoworld



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Orioles welcome home military service member with surprise first pitch

Orioles welcome home military service member with surprise first pitch

The Orioles helped make one family's Father's Day a day that they will never forget. 

Specialist Addam Bostwick from Fort George G. Meade United States Army installation surprised his father, former Marine Stephen Bostwick, with a special ceremonial first pitch Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.

Stephen, who is a four-year veteran of the US Marine Corps, was expecting an Orioles player to catch the first pitch, was shocked to see Addam, who had been deployed in Afghanistan for four months, surprised his father.