Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina saw his vote total climb again in the balloting for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but missed out on induction, while Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman earned induction as the class of 2018.
The Orioles nearly survived one of the worst starts in the career of right-hander Chris Tillman, but they ultimately gave up a late run to lose, 9-8, to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a sloppy game that featured a combined 24 hits and 16 runners left on base.
Chris Ray's baseball career ended last year, in the minor leagues. But the former Orioles closer has wasted little time turning another passion – craft-brewed beer – into his next occupation. Among Ray's products is an IPA, aged on maple from Louisville Slugger bats and sold to raise money for emergency assistance to military veterans.