Already a man short in the bullpen with reliever Brian Matusz suspended this week, the Orioles pitching staff took another hit Tuesday when starter Miguel Gonzalez was lifted due to injury in the fifth inning.
Gonzalez was carrying a shutout into the fifth, having allowed four hits and two walks while striking out one. The team announced he had a right groin strain. Gonzalez did not appear to be favoring the area when he left the game.
Left-hander T.J. McFarland replaced him, throwing 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.