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Orioles make MLB history with second straight blowout win

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Orioles make MLB history with second straight blowout win

The Orioles just set an MLB record. In 2019. For achieving something good. With this roster. Against a contending team. Yes, the 2019 Baltimore Orioles.

I’m as shocked as you are.

And yet, it’s actually true. On Friday night, the Orioles blew out the visiting Cleveland Indians 13-0. It was crazy and unexpected, but this is baseball. Flukes happen. Even the worst teams win at least 50 games (2018 Orioles notwithstanding), and a few of those are bound to be lopsided. It’s the nature of the sport, and it happens.

What doesn’t happen is following it up with another 13-0 shutout the next day. And yet, for the first time in the history of a sport that dates back more than a century, the O’s managed to pull it off.

No team in baseball had ever shut out an opponent in consecutive games while scoring at least 13 runs in each game. No team until the 2019 Orioles, that is. It is literally the most dominant two-day stretch a baseball team has ever had, and it came from a roster with, by far, the worst record in baseball.

The team on pace to earn the top pick in the MLB Draft for the second straight year played so well they caused their rivals to send out a perfect tweet of futility.

The Orioles also have, by far, the worst run-differential in baseball. That hasn’t changed just yet, but scoring 26 times in two days without allowing a single run will certainly help in that category.

There’s an old adage that “you can’t predict baseball.” This weekend, the Orioles proved that twice over.

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Orioles Roundup: Orioles top last season's win total with victory in Detroit

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Orioles Roundup: Orioles top last season's win total with victory in Detroit

The Orioles beat the Tigers 6-2 in the first of a four-game set in Detroit, a series that will likely determin who comes away with the top pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. 
Here are the latest news and notes.

Player Updates:

SP Aaron Brooks tossed 5.1 innings in Detroit, allowing two runs on seven hits and five walks. The starter struck failed to strike out a batter, and his ERA still sits above 6 on the season. 

OF DJ Stewart crushed his second home run of the season to increase the Orioles lead to 3-0. The former first-round pick is still hitting just .228 at the Major League level this season.

Injuries:

RP Josh Rogers, Elbow, 60-day IL, Out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, Back, 60-day IL, 2020

Coming Up:

Saturday, 9/14: Orioles at Tigers, 6:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Sunday, 9/15: Orioles at Tigers, 1:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Monday, 9/16: Orioles at Tigers, 4:10 p.m., Comerica Park

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Orioles Roundup: Jonathan Villar's homer is on its way to Cooperstown

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Orioles Roundup: Jonathan Villar's homer is on its way to Cooperstown

The Orioles defeated the Dodgers in the second game of their three-game series. 

Here are the latest news and notes.

Player Updates:

2B Jonathan Villar will not get to keep his home run ball from Wednesday's win over the Dodgers as the score marked home run number 6,106 on the MLB season and set the league-wide record for most homers ever in a season.

Injuries:

RP Josh Rogers, Elbow, 60-day IL, Out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, Back, 60-day IL, 2020

Coming Up:

Thursday, 9/12: Dodgers at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Friday, 9/13: Orioles at Tigers, 7:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Saturday, 9/14: Orioles at Tigers, 6:10 p.m., Comerica Park

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