Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman pitched a rare immaculate inning en route to eight solid frames Monday night, but still lost, 2-1, to the Cleveland Indians because of his one mistake and the team's fruitless offense.
Ubaldo Jimenez recorded arguably his most dominating outing of the season on Sunday afternoon, throwing eight scoreless innings and allowing just four hits in Game 1 of the team¿s doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, propelling the Orioles to a 4-0 victory.
Adam Jones will be back in center field for the first time since June 15. Jones, who has been dealing with a shoulder injury, is also back in the lineup for the first time since June 20 when he served as the designated hitter.
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman, making a bid for his 16th win of the season, was chased from the game in the sixth inning and the Orioles offense was held scoreless for eight innings. And then the Jekyll-and-Hyde Orioles offense orchestrated a ninth-inning rally that just fell short in a 4-3 loss to the Indians before an announced 9,962 at Progressive Field.
In the top of the fifth inning of Tuesday night's 84th All-Star Game, Adam Jones led off with a double against the Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee, moved to third on a single by the Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer and then scored on a fielder's choice ground out by J.J. Hardy.
Johnson, who hadn't blown a save since May 26 in Toronto, walked off the mound to boos from some in the announced crowd of 18,082 that had braved a rain delay of 1 hour and 6 minutes before the first pitch on a sticky and soggy Baltimore night.
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman didn¿t have his best control early Tuesday night. He was erratic, loading the bases in the first inning and walking four Cleveland Indians in the first three innings.
Making just his fourth start this month, Casilla hit his first homer of the season ¿ and his first since last August ¿ a three-run shot off Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson in the seventh inning to give the Orioles a 6-3 win over the Indians.
It has been a busy weekend already, but the Orioles made a couple more roster moves on Sunday morning, optioning outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk to finish making room for the arrival of newly acquired DH Jim Thome and the recall of reliever Miguel Gonzalez. The O's already had optioned pitcher Tommy Hunter to Norfolk on Saturday night.
For the fifth straight game, an Orioles starter turned in a less-than-stellar performance, this time from lefty Dana Eveland, who was making his first start since May 11, adding to the Orioles' troubles on the mound.