In the Orioles' 15-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday, infielder Hanser Alberto became the 10th Orioles position player ever to pitch in a game while also breaking up Domingo German's no-hit bid in the sixth inning.
Orioles right-hander Mike Wright Jr. has bounced back from plenty of struggles as he looks to solidify himself as a major league starter. Sunday's nightmare against the Yankees might be one bridge too far.
Manny Machado is the sixth-youngest Oriole to reach the milestone in a season, joining such franchise standouts as Ripken, Eddie Murray, Boog Powell and rookies of the year Curt Blefary and Ron Hansen.
With co-ace Justin Verlander struggling early in the season, Scherzer took on a leading role in the Detroit rotation. But none of that success this year came against the Orioles, and through the first two innings, it didn't look like he would come anywhere close to resembling that pitcher.
Miguel Gonzalez had dominated in the Bronx, pitching to a 2.20 ERA in five previous outings, including an American League Division Series start here last season. But on Friday, Gonzalez picked a bad time for his first rough outing at Yankee Stadium.