BALTIMORE (AP) — The last two games of the regular season at Camden Yards included playoff-like tension.
In that sense, they were an ideal tune-up for the Houston Astros, and a valuable — if painful — learning experience for the young Baltimore Orioles.
SEATTLE (AP) — Tyler Wells pitched five nearly perfect innings, Adley Rutschman drove one of Baltimore’s five home runs and the Orioles three-hit the Seattle Mariners in a 9-2 victory Monday night.
TORONTO (AP) — Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Kyle Stowers made his major league debut against the Blue Jays Monday night after being added to the roster as a substitute player for a four-game series in Toronto.
Baltimore Orioles (48-103, fifth in the AL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (77-74, second in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Keegan Akin (2-10, 6.93 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 76 strikeouts) Phillies: Zack Wheeler (14-9, 2.83 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 231 strikeouts)
Baltimore Orioles (47-99, fifth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (83-65, third in the AL East)
Boston; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Keegan Akin (2-9, 6.83 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 76 strikeouts) Red Sox: Chris Sale (3-0, 2.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 30 strikeouts)
Toronto Blue Jays (79-63, fourth in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (46-96, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Steven Matz (11-7, 3.70 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 122 strikeouts) Orioles: Zac Lowther (0-1, 6.91 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)
BALTIMORE (AP) — Bo Bichette and Alejandro Kirk hit a pair of two-run homers in an 11-run seventh and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-2 on Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.
Toronto Blue Jays (77-63, fourth in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (46-94, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Saturday, 4:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Hyun Jin Ryu (13-8, 3.77 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 127 strikeouts) Orioles: Keegan Akin (2-8, 7.00 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 73 strikeouts)
TORONTO (AP) — Keegan Akin allowed one run through five innings and won consecutive starts for the first time, Ramón Urías hit a go-ahead double in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Tuesday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A day after ending a 19-game losing streak, the major league-worst Baltimore Orioles handled Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels again, getting a grand slam and six RBIs from Pedro Severino in a 13-1 victory on Thursday.
Travis d’Arnaud celebrated his new contract with a two-run homer, Jorge Soler also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore 3-0 Friday night, extending their winning streak to seven games while handing the Orioles their 16th straight defeat.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles placed left-hander Keegan Akin and outfielder Anthony Santander on the COVID-19 injured list before Wednesday’s game at Tampa Bay.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Civale became the first pitcher with 10 wins this season and José Ramírez homered and drove in three runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the Orioles 8-7 Wednesday night, extending Baltimore’s road losing streak to 18 games.