The Baltimore Orioles scored two runs in the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough to get past the relentless Red Sox.
The Baltimore Orioles were outgunned in the second game of their series against the Boston Red Sox, bringing their losing streak to a league-worst six games.
David Hess turned in the worst start of his young career, giving up home runs to Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi in less than four innings of work. The Birds mounted a comeback attempt in the bottom of the ninth, but they couldn’t get anything going after Mark Trumbo’s two-run double, resulting in a 6-4 final score.
At 19-47, Baltimore is the only team in the league that has yet to reach the 20-win plateau, and things are getting bleaker by the day. They’ll try to avoid the sweep today at 3:05 p.m. ET. Until then, here’s what you might have missed yesterday.
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Best of Orioles news and analysis across the web from 6/12/18
Orioles introduce top pick Grayson Rodriguez as ‘potential top-of-the-rotation starter’: The Orioles were effusive in their praise for Rodriguez, who has spent the past few days taking in the sights and smells of Baltimore. Jon Meoli and Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun have the full story.
Duquette says “significant” interest in Machado, but no names discussed yet: Memorial Day has come and gone, but it doesn’t appear that the Birds are any closer to pulling the trigger on a deal for their superstar shortstop. Mark Brown of Camden Chat examines the state of the team’s impending rebuild.
Orioles’ Andrew Cashner lands on DL with strained lower back, might miss just one start: Cashner has struggled at times this year, but he’s far from the weakest link in the Orioles rotation. The hope is that he won’t have to miss more than one start. Eduardo A. Encina has more.
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