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Orioles bats fall silent again as they fall to the Phillies

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Orioles bats fall silent again as they fall to the Phillies

BALTIMORE -- Nick Pivetta overpowered the Baltimore Orioles with his fastball and curve, showing potential as a top-of-the-rotation starter.

Pivetta tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts, Cesar Hernandez homered and Philadelphia beat the Orioles 4-1 Wednesday in a wet interleague matchup.

Philadelphia (24-16) climbed eight games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2011 season. The Orioles (13-29) have dropped two of three and have the second-worst record in the American League, ahead of only the Chicago White Sox (10-29).

Pivetta (3-2) won his second straight start, allowing one run, two hits and one walk in seven innings.

"He has dominant stuff. The kind of stuff that can wipe out the opposition," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. "Today was sort of one of those days that you can dream on, and like (think) what if he really puts it all together and is able to do this, start in and start out? And we're starting to see that consistency."

Odubel Herrera singled in the first and extended his on-base streak to 42 games for the Phillies, who have won six of seven.

Tommy Hunter allowed runners to reach second and third with one out in the eighth. Luis Garcia loaded the bases with a walk to Trey Mancini, then retired Adam Jones on a flyout and got Manny Machado to hit into a forceout.

Edubray Ramos struck out both batters he faced in the ninth, and Hector Neris retired Chris Davis on a game-ending groundout. Neris started the season as the closer, but Kapler said he plans to keep his options open.

"We know that Ramos' slider is very effective against right-handed hitters, it's been true for over a year. So we give him that opportunity. That creates that confidence," Kapler said. "Guess who else is going to feel like a million bucks? Hector Neris. He just got a huge out for us."

The opener of a series between teams that met for the 1983 title was rained out Tuesday and was rescheduled for July 12

Jones extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a first-inning homer. Pivetta then retired 12 straight batters before Davis hit a double in the fifth.

"That was impressive," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "What did we hit, five balls hard that they caught, too? That didn't help matters."

Hernandez homered on Andrew Cashner's first pitch of the sixth inning, and Maikel Franco chased Cashner with a run-scoring single.

Richard Bleier gave up Pedro Florimon's RBI single.

Cashner (1-5) allowed three runs, five hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings. He has not won since April 5.

"I thought I threw the ball well," Cashner said. "In that sixth inning, the ball kept slipping out of my hand. It got pretty wet there and I just have to execute better."

Hernandez tripled in the seventh and scored on Rhys Hoskins' double off Mychal Givens. Those were all the runs the Phillies would need thanks to Pivetta.

"We're really, really positive in here right now," Pivetta said. "Having the guys get some runs for me late in the game is tremendous. Everybody is gelling together, you guys can see it. It's really fun in here right now. And I think it really has to do with how good our team is gelling together."

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Steve Wilkerson's first MLB homer lifts O's over White Sox

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Steve Wilkerson's first MLB homer lifts O's over White Sox

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 in the rubber game of their three-game set Wednesday night. Here's the latest O's and White Sox news. 

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Right fielder Steve Wilkerson hit his first MLB home run in the fourth inning, a solo shot to put Baltimore up 4-1. It proved to be the deciding run, as the White Sox scored only two more runs in the game. 

John Means earned the win on his 25th birthday Wednesday, going five innings and allowing just one run on four hits and a walk, striking out six. Means is now 3-2 on the season. 

Chris Davis missed out on Wednesday's win due to a personal matter. After a historically cold start, Davis is hitting .360 in his last nine games. 

A pair of Orioles fans, Joe and Katie Demski, got married in their O's jerseys on Wednesday! 

WHITE SOX:

Ervin Santana suffered his second loss of 2019, giving up four runs (all earned) on six hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. The 36-year old's ERA now sits at 9.45. 

First baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a walk and drove in two runs for Chicago in the losing effort Wednesday. The two-time All-Star had a good game but is off to a cold start overall, now batting just .231 in 2019. 

INJURIES:

RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

COMING UP:

Friday 4/26: Orioles @ Twins, 8:10 p.m., Target Field

Saturday 4/27: Orioles @ Twins, 2:10 p.m., Target Field

Sunday 4/28: Orioles @ Twins, 2:10 p.m., Target Field

Source: Rotoworld

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: O's hit four home runs in blowout win over White Sox

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: O's hit four home runs in blowout win over White Sox

The Orioles won 9-1 behind Andrew Cashner and an explosive offense. It was just the second home win of the season for the Orioles. Here are the news and notes surrounding the team.

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Outfielder Dwight Smith, Jr. made a nice grab near the fence early in the game to save a run, but his biggest moment was a three-run home run to extend the Orioles lead. It was his fifth home run of the season.

Andrew Cashner had a nice start, allowing just one run on five hits over seven strong innings. The Opening Day starter issued just one walk and struck out five. 

Chris Davis stayed hot, going 2-for-4 and hitting his first home run at Camden Yards this season. 

WHITE SOX:

Ivan Nova had a brutal start Tuesday night, allowing nine runs and eleven hits over four innings. He allowed four home runs and issued three walks, while striking out just four hitters. broke out of his slump Monday night by crushing his 150th career home run in the 7th. It was part of his three-hit, 5 RBI night for the White Sox. 

Yoan Moncada continued his breakout season, going 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot and scoring the only run of the night for the White Sox. 

INJURIES:

RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

COMING UP:

Wednesday 4/24: White Sox @ Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards 

Friday 4/26: Orioles @ Twins, 8:10 p.m., Target Field

Saturday 4/27: Orioles @ Twins, 2:10 p.m., Target Field

Source: Rotoworld

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