Mitch Moreland

Orioles use infielder Jace Peterson to pitch in blowout loss to Red Sox

Orioles use infielder Jace Peterson to pitch in blowout loss to Red Sox

Throughout this difficult Orioles season, infielder Jace Peterson has been on call to pitch in a late-game situation when manager Buck Showalter had no other options.

Despite expanded September rosters, the Orioles required Peterson to pitch Wednesday in their 19-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of a doubleheader, making him the fourth position player to pitch this month in the majors and the Orioles’ first since Danny Valencia pitched Aug. 2.

Peterson entered the game in the seventh inning at second base, and before he could make it back into the dugout once Cody Carroll finished the inning, Showalter sent him out to the bullpen to warm up.

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