Baltimore Orioles Daily: Machado gets no help as Birds fall to Yanks

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 23: Manny Machado
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 23: Manny Machado /

The Baltimore Orioles couldn’t get anything going against the Yankees, leading to their sixth consecutive loss.

The Baltimore Orioles lost their sixth consecutive game on Friday, falling to the New York Yankees 4-1. At 17-40, the Birds own the worst record in MLB, and with the way they’ve been playing, it doesn’t look like they’ll reverse the tide any time soon.

Manny Machado opened the scoring with a home run in the first inning, but his teammates couldn’t follow the example — he was the last Oriole to cross the plate all night. Andrew Cashner had a solid start, but he was done in by a pair of misplays by outfielders Adam Jones and Joey Rickard, allowing the Yankees to take a 3-1 lead through six. A home run by Aaron Judge in the next inning provided the icing on the cake.

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The Orioles will try to defy the oddsmakers and even the series today at 4:05 p.m. — if they can beat the rain, that is. Until then, here’s what you might have missed yesterday.

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