Weeks before the trade deadline, the Orioles bolstered their starting pitching on Tuesday, acquiring right-hander Scott Feldman from the Cubs along with catcher Steve Clevenger for right-handed pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop.
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Over the course of a 162-game season, some wins can get lost, but the Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night was one that will likely resonate in the hearts of fans in Baltimore for a while.
The Orioles managed just five hits in seven innings against Sabathia ¿ and were held without a hit for the game¿s first five innings ¿ but McLouth¿s go-ahead solo homer off Sabathia in the bottom of the seventh was the difference in the Orioles¿ 4-3 comeback win in front of an announced 40,041 at Camden Yards.
The evolution of Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman continued on Friday night with a statistical gem that was an obvious struggle. In the Orioles¿ 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in front of a nearly packed house, Tillman did what good pitchers are supposed to do.
But the timing was perfect for the Orioles, who scored two runs through monsoon-like rain in the bottom of the sixth, then held on following a two-hour, 14-minute rain delay for a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels that was completed just 10 minutes before midnight.
Strop allowed multiple runs in his last two outings and owned a 6.11 ERA before going on the DL with a strained lower back. Control has been a struggle for him throughout the season — he has 14 walks and 17 strikeouts over 17 2/3 innings.
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Closer Jim Johnson blew his fourth save in his past five opportunities, allowing four runs, four hits and a walk in the inning as the Orioles were unable to preserve a three-run ninth-inning lead with a 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays.
Fresh off two wins over the New York Yankees, center fielder Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles decided to have a little fun with fashion for the trip to Canada, where they play the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
With the possibility of freefalling into their worst losing skid in nearly two years, the Orioles received one of their best pitching performances of the season, two homers from reserve Chris Dickerson and a walk-off blast from Nate McLouth to finally beat the New York Yankees in extra innings.
If they are going to continue to be successful, if they are going to hang around toward the top of the American League East standings all year, the Orioles have to buck this recent trend of short, uneven starts from their rotation.
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