If one was to judge Chris Davis’ season solely by comparing his current numbers to last year’s figures, it would appear as if the Baltimore Orioles slugger is performing miserably.
Tsuyoshi Wada allowed Steve Pearce’s leadoff homer in the seventh inning for Baltimore’s only hit, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Ubaldo Jimenez looked quite comfortable in his second career relief appearance.
Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado has decided to have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee, leaving the Orioles without one of their best players as they try for their first division title in 17 years.
Last season, Baltimore traded Jake Arrieta to the Chicago Cubs.
The Baltimore Orioles earned a victory in court in their dispute with the Washington Nationals over annual broadcast payments.
Rookie Kevin Gausman pitched six strong innings and the Baltimore Orioles salvaged the series finale, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Sunday to avoid being swept for the first time since May.
Before touching home plate, Mike Aviles slowed down long enough to get splashed in the face with cold water by his teammates.
Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones homered in a four-run eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the New York Yankees 5-3 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep of the rain-shortened series.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee ligament.