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Orioles set yet another Major League record with latest power streak

Orioles set yet another Major League record with latest power streak

For a season in which the Orioles have long been considered prohibitive favorites to finish with the worst record in baseball, they sure are breaking a lot of MLB records.

First, they beat the Indians by the same score, 13-0, in back-to-back games at the end of June. It was the *first time in Major League Baseball history* a team had ever shutout its opponent while scoring at least 13 runs in consecutive games.

Then, to cap off Thursday’s 16-inning marathon in Los Angeles, outfielder Stevie Wilkerson became the *first position player in Major League Baseball history* to ever record a save, capping off the win with a clean, 14-pitch inning in which he never topped 60 mph.

Now, the Orioles have become the *first team in Major League Baseball history* to hit multiple home runs in at least 10 straight games, reaching the mark in Saturday’s game, also against the Angels.

Noticing a pattern here?

The latest record-breaker comes amidst an unprecedented hot stretch for the 2019 Orioles. They’ve won seven of the 10 games spanning the home run streak, and all of a sudden have “fallen behind” the Detroit Tigers in the race for the top pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.

Interestingly, the old record of nine consecutive games with multiple home runs has now been reached six times in baseball history, including the active Orioles run, and three of those six streaks have come from Baltimore.

As unique as it is for a team to make MLB history three times in fewer than 25 games, it’s important to remember this is still a lost season in Baltimore. The Orioles are still in the middle of a long rebuilding process, and that won’t change this year or next.

Still, it’s fun to watch something that’s literally never happened before, and it’s even more fun when it comes from such an unexpected source. And it’s worth pointing out how hard the roster continues to play under the tutelage of Brandon Hyde, who has already won more road games in 2019 than the Orioles did in all of 2018. 

There will be a lot more losing than winning in the coming years, but little quirks like these make rebuilding seasons a bit more tolerable for O’s fans. It’s a whole lot more fun seeing history made for positive reasons rather than negative.

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore falls to Toronto, 8-5

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore falls to Toronto, 8-5

The Baltimore Orioles lost the first of their penultimate home series for the season 8-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night. 

Here are the latest player news and notes.

Player Updates:

OF Mason Williams crashed hastily into the back wall trying to prevent a Blue Jays score in the top of the ninth. It was 2B Cavan Biggio's line drive that ended up as a two-run triple to give the Blue Jays some cushion. That triple helped Biggio complete the cycle. Austin Hays replaced Williams while he was checked for a concussion. 

X-Ray tests came back negative for DH Renato Nunez after his left hand was hit by a pitch in Monday's loss to the Tigers. He could be back Wednesday. 

Injuries

DH Mark Trumbo, shoulder, sidelined, day-to-day

RP Hunter Harvey, biceps, sidelined, day-to-day

RP Josh Rogers, elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, back, 60-Day IL, 2020

Coming Up:

Wednesday, 9/18: Blue Jays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Camden Yards

Thursday, 9/19: Blue Jays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Camden Yards

Friday, 9/19: Mariners at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Camden Yards

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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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