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While you were sleeping: Four reasons the Orioles lost to the A's

While you were sleeping: Four reasons the Orioles lost to the A's

Somebody named Chris Bassitt tied the O’s in knots: Don’t act so surprised. The Orioles seldom do well against unfamiliar pitchers, particularly the ones who no one expects to shut them down. Chris Bassitt pitched very well and finally got a little offensive support. He deserved to have a game like this after going 0-4 in his other five starts without ever giving up more than three runs. The Orioles, meanwhile, seem to lay an egg like this every time they look like they’re going to get on an offensive roll. Miguel Gonzalez still not sharp: The usually dependable Orioles right-hander has pitched more than 5 1/3 innings just twice since the end of May and...

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