Wei-Yin Chen admitted that being away from his Orioles teammates and unable to help them while rehabbing a strained left oblique muscle was difficult.
Being without their dependable left-hander for more than seven weeks took a toll on the Orioles as well. They had waited in eager anticipation to get Chen back on a major league mound, hoping that his return could help stabilize the team's starting rotation heading into the All-Star break.
And in making his first big league appearance since May 12, Chen provided the struggling Orioles with a much needed boost in a 6-1 win over the Texas Rangers before an announced 19,344 at Camden Yards.
Chen held the Rangers to one run...