So it came as no surprise that Friday night would be a struggle ¿ one that eventually ended in 11 innings with a 2-1 Indians win on a walk-off homer by Mike Aviles against Orioles reliever Brian Matusz (2-3).
Facing his former club, Ubaldo Jimenez recorded just 12 outs and was unable to retire a batter before being chased from a five-run fifth inning as the Orioles lost 9-0 to the Cleveland Indians in front of an announced 36,873 at Camden Yards.
Left-hander Troy Patton, the Orioles' fifth reliever, gave up two runs and three hits in the 13th, sending the club to its first loss in five extra-inning games this season with an 8-7 loss to the Indians.
The Orioles' 7-3 victory over featured one ridiculously weird inning that included an out that wasn't, a safe baserunner who jogged off the field, and the end of Manny Machado's consecutive-innings streak due to an ejection by an umpire making his big league debut behind the plate.
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.
In the hours leading up to tonight's midnight deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, the Orioles aquired 25-year-old infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor-league right-hander Jhondaniel Medina.
The Baltimore Orioles took a significant step toward their first postseason berth in 15 years, beating the Red Sox 5-4 at Camden Yards, and putting themselves into a first-place tie with the New York Yankees atop the American League East with just four games to play in the regular season.
Orioles designated hitter Chris Davis pitched two scoreless innings as the O's beat the Red Sox in 17 innings. Adam Jones' three-run homer in the 17th gave the Orioles a 9-6 edge over Boston and their first series sweep at Fenway Park since 1994.