Brad Bergesen was lifted after six innings tonight. He allowed four runs and nine hits, walked two and struck out three. He threw 92 pitches, 55 for strikes.
Unless the Orioles rally, Bergesen will lose his career-worst fifth straight decision.
Bergesen has given up four earned runs or more in six of his last seven starts. He’s allowed 20 hits in the last two starts covering 12 innings.
Toronto scored in four of Bergesen’s six innings tonight. The leadoff hitter reached base in five innings.
Down on the farm, Single-A Delmarva’s Pat Kantakevich has held West Virginia to one hit over five innings.
Tyler Henson belted his 10th home run for Double-A Bowie.
Triple-A Norfolk’s Troy Patton has allowed three runs and six hits in three innings against Columbus. Michael Aubrey has doubled, knocked in a run and scored a run, but he’s batting .226.