An inning after Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. climbed the wall and reached into the Orioles' bullpen to take a walk-off home run away from Trey Mancini, Andrew Benintendi hit a go-ahead home run to right field to give Boston a 2-1 win Wednesday night.
The Orioles were one out away from a doubleheader sweep Wednesday night when Yonder Alonso's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Chicago White Sox a 7-6 win in the second game at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Monday night's 12-4 win over the Oakland Athletics, in manager Brandon Hyde's mind, was the proper response to a sweep, one in which the Orioles defended well, ran like mad and collected 15 hits to pull back to .500 at 5-5.
Infielder Jonathan Villar broke a scoreless tie with an RBI triple in the Orioles' two-run sixth inning, then scored on a single by the hot-hitting Trey Mancini to help six scoreless innings from veteran starter Andrew Cashner hold up for his first win of 2019.
The Orioles fell behind quickly and never caught up Thursday in a 7-2 Opening Day loss to the New York Yankees — the gulf in 2019 ambitions between the two teams as wide as the gap in the score line before a sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium.
After right-hander Andrew Cashner makes the Orioles' Opening Day start in place of the injured Alex Cobb, the team's reshuffled rotation will feature Nate Karns starting the second game as the "opener" of a bullpen game Saturday in New York.
Three questions with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer ahead of his appearance Undeniable with Dan Patrick on what he thought of the long-form interview process and what he expects out of the 2019 Orioles, especially on the pitching side.
On a day when manager Brandon Hyde spoke pregame about how in-game decisions regarding whether starting pitchers would get to face a batting order a third time when they're statistically shown to be more vulnerable, Andrew Cashner dazzled.