Orioles right-hander Andrew Cashner cruised through five soggy innings before again succumbing and seeing his fortunes reversed once the Phillies lineup turned over a third time. The Orioles lost, 4-1.
New Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb threw a bullpen Thursday on his first full day with his new club, and discussed with the coaching staff how they'll get him ready for major league action on an abbreviated schedule.
Tommy Hunter and Jake Arrieta have been friends since their college days. They spent four years together with the Orioles and have remained close. That friendship helped the Phillies sign Arrieta to a three-year deal and join Hunter in Philadelphia.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman struck out five in three perfect innings against a first-choice Philadelphia Phillies lineup Saturday, and came away encouraged as much by his delivery as the results.
While Boston and Philly were hardly in direct competition in politics or finance, both played vital roles in the founding and defining of America. Nowadays when one links Boston and Philly it usually has something to do with professional sports. Super Bowl LII is only the most current instance.