James Shields

Trey Mancini homers twice, but Orioles' pitching crisis continues in 8-6 loss to White Sox

Trey Mancini homers twice, but Orioles' pitching crisis continues in 8-6 loss to White Sox

Orioles manager Buck Showalter has spent the past week trying desperately to backfill his beleaguered starting rotation, but if it isn’t one minor disaster it’s another.

He sent recently acquired rookie Luis Ortiz to the mound Friday night for his first major league start only to remove him from the game after just 1 2/3 innings with an injury.

The fact that the Orioles ended up wasting two home runs by Trey Mancini and suffering a soggy 8-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox before an announced crowd of 18,265 at Camden Yards is all but irrelevant at this point.

The pitching situation is in such a sorry state that the Orioles (42-105) are...

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