A big lead in September is anything but a sure thing — just ask fans of these teams that endured some of the worst late-season collapses in baseball history.
Wei-Yin Chen pitched perfect ball into the sixth inning, Adam Jones helped provide an early cushion and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 10-6 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
Alejandro De Aza is fitting right in with his new team. In his fifth game with the slugging Baltimore Orioles, he hit two homers.
Nelson Cruz had a pair of hits and Miguel Gonzalez took a shutout into the seventh inning as the Baltimore Orioles opened a double-digit lead in the AL East with a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
The Baltimore Orioles will begin a three-game series at Tampa Bay April 6 to kick off the 2015 season, according to the just-released schedule. The home opener against the Blue Jays will begin at 3:05 p.m. April 10.
Nelson Cruz hit his second homer of the game in the 11th inning and drove in seven runs, and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Sunday.
A pitch sailed that away from catcher Nick Hundley cost the Baltimore Orioles a game.
It didn’t matter to Buck Showalter that the Baltimore Orioles couldn’t hold a six-run lead against a stumbling team that’s already looking toward next year.
Miguel Gonzalez pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs off Dylan Axelrod in a 6-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
Bud Norris found a way to work around two lengthy rain delays.