Baltimore Orioles Daily: Cashner gives up 6 runs as Birds lose 9-5

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 28: Andrew Cashner (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 28: Andrew Cashner (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /
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BALTIMORE, MD – APRIL 28: Andrew Cashner (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Orioles were thoroughly outplayed by the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, setting up a rubber game at Camden Yards.

Just when it looked like things were turning around for the Baltimore Orioles, starting pitcher Andrew Cashner delivered a start to forget.

The Detroit Tigers hadn’t scored in 22 innings when they came to the plate on Saturday, but they looked downright fearsome by the end of the night. Between an RBI-single from Nick Castellanos in the first inning and a powerful three-run blast from Miguel Cabrera in the second, the Orioles trailed for the entire game, which ended in a 9-5 loss.

Cashner managed to stay in the game for two more innings, but not before surrendering two more runs. The brutal performance raised his ERA to 4.76 — nothing irredeemable, but certainly not what the Orioles were hoping for when they signed him for $10 million a season over the winter.

The AL’s 12th-ranked team in ERA, Baltimore clearly needs to do a better job preventing runs, but at least we got to see this amazing catch by Joey Rickard, who was called up from Triple-A just before the game:

There weren’t many positives on the other side of the ball. Manny Machado did his thing and delivered a clutch two-run single in the bottom of the seventh, but he and Trey Mancini were the only members of last night’s starting lineup who are hitting better .250 for the season. The Birds can thank Warwick Saupold for the rest of their run production — the Detroit reliever was wild, walking in one run and forcing in another with a hit batsman.

It was another frustrating loss for Orioles fans, but Sunday’s rubber game should provide something to look forward to.  Kevin Gausman is on the mound for the Birds, while youngster Daniel Norris will start for the Tigers.

The first pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. ET. Until then, here’s what you may have missed yesterday:

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