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O’s game blog: Gabriel Ynoa makes his third start

Right-hander Gabriel Ynoa (1-2, 4.18 ERA) will make his eighth appearance and third start for the Orioles as they open a four-game series tonight with the Tampa Bay Rays. It is the last home series of the 2017 season. Ynoa is getting a chance to show what he can do and maybe even get a jump on the competition for a 2018 rotation spot. His ... read more

Tanner Scott talks about his major league debut

Orioles lefty pitching prospect Tanner Scott got a quick introduction to the big leagues in his major league debut last night. Pitching in the eighth inning against Boston, he faced first baseman Sam Travis to start his inning. Scott threw a 99 mph fastball for ball one. He threw another at 99 mph and Travis tried to check his swing. But bat met ball and ... read more

O’s latest loss featured frustration, a hit streak and an MLB debut

There was frustration evident in the Orioles clubhouse last night as the team lost for the 15th time in 20 games. From the starting pitcher who provided a brief postgame interview to the closer who realized his 2017 season might be over. Six days after the shortest start of his career, one in which he allowed six runs, left-hander Wade Miley allowed six runs again. ... read more

Chris Sale fans 13 and Boston completes sweep (with Britton update)

For a while, Orioles lefty Wade Miley was holding the Boston Red Sox at bay. He pitched out a bases-loaded jam in the third and had not allowed a hit to that point. Earlier this season, he held Boston to two runs in 12 innings over two starts. But that run of success quickly came to a stop as Boston homered twice in the fourth ... read more

O’s game blog: O’s try to salvage series finale with Boston

Coming off a pair of 11-inning losses by 10-8 and 1-0 scores, the Orioles need to win tonight to avoid getting swept three straight by Boston. Although the Red Sox swept series of two and four games in Baltimore last season, their last three-game sweep at Oriole Park was from Sept. 18-20, 2009. Boston (87-64) has won 10 of its last 13 games and leads ... read more

For his next trick, Austin Hays will bat leadoff against Chris Sale

With seven hits, including three extra-base hits his last four games, Orioles outfielder Austin Hays will put that hot streak to the test tonight against Boston left-hander Chris Sale (16-7, 2.84 ERA). The rookie will be facing a pitcher that has finished in the top six of the American League Cy Young vote in the last five years. A pitcher that leads the league with ... read more

Kevin Gausman’s second half is encouraging in looking toward 2018

For the second night in a row, the Orioles lost in 11 innings to Boston. They lost once when scoring eight runs and once when allowing just one run. They were 12-2 in extra-inning games heading into this series. It was tough to lose when their starting pitcher threw as well as Kevin Gausman did last night. He pitched eight scoreless allowing just three singles ... read more

O’s fall again in extra innings to Boston (with quotes)

Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman was pitching a gem, but the Red Sox pitchers were matching zeros with him. Gausman went eight innings, but the game went 11 and the winning run scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch. Boston beat the Orioles 1-0 to take the first two games of this series and win their first series this year against the Orioles, who fall to 73-79 ... read more