Baltimore Orioles (48-99, fifth in the AL East) vs. Detroit Tigers (43-103, fifth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Gabriel Ynoa (1-8, 5.79...
BALTIMORE (AP) — To most of the 11,659 fans in attendance and the rest of the baseball world, it was little more than a meaningless game between two teams long out of contention.
Baltimore Orioles (39-78, fifth in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (77-41, first in the AL East)
Monday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Gabriel Ynoa (1-6, 5.57 ERA) Yankees:...
New York Yankees (72-39, first in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (38-73, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (7-6, 4.78...
Cleveland Indians (44-38, second in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (24-58, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore Orioles (22-55, fifth in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (34-47, fifth in the AL West)
Seattle; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Gabriel Ynoa (0-4, 5.65 ERA,...
Baltimore Orioles (21-51, fifth in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (37-36, third in the AL West)
Baltimore Orioles (19-43, fifth in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (43-21, first in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Gabriel Ynoa (0-2, 5.06 ERA,...
San Francisco Giants (23-34, fifth in the NL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (18-40, fifth in the NL East)
Baltimore; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Jeff Samardzija (2-4,...
Detroit Tigers (19-31, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (16-37, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Monday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Daniel Norris (2-2, 4.30...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis got his first four RBIs on two homers, and two more on a strange play.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — By adding Nelson Cruz, C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop in the offseason, the Minnesota Twins envisioned a lineup with more power.
Giancarlo Stanton got off to a sunny start at a new position for the New York Yankees.
Making his first start in left field for his new team, the NL MVP lost two flyballs in the sun and both fell for hits Sunday in a 9-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Stanton never played left field in his eight seasons with the Marlins, instead spending his time in right.
Asked how someone should work on catching balls in the glare, the smiling slugger said: "Get sun vision gloves, see right through the sun."
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles began spring training on Wednesday with 35 pitchers and much uncertainty. Since last season ended, Baltimore shed four of its starters from the 2017 rotation: right-handers Jeremy Hellickson, Ubaldo Jimenez and Chris Tillman and left-hander Wade Miley.
Who'll replace them and slot in behind right-handers Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman in 2018 is a mystery.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — With four games remaining in their season, the Pittsburgh Pirates will likely finish next-to-last in the majors in home runs.
But rookie first baseman Josh Bell is a sign for hope in the future. Bell hit a two-run shot as the Pirates beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Wednesday night to sweep a two-game interleague series.
BALTIMORE (AP) — After the Baltimore Orioles quickly ended their scoreless streak at 26 innings, Gabriel Ynoa handled it from there.
Ynoa pitched eight innings of five-hit ball, Manny Machado homered and Baltimore beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Thursday night in a matchup between fading AL East teams.
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CLOSER AND CLOSER
The Cleveland Indians try for their 17th straight win when Josh Tomlin starts at home against Baltimore. The longest winning streak in major league history is 21 games by the 1935 Chicago Cubs. The defending AL champion Indians have trailed only twice during their string and have outscored opponents 114-28. Gabriel Ynoa, recently recalled from Triple-A, makes his first start this season for the Orioles.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles keep winning games despite losing pitchers.
Gabriel Ynoa pitched six sharp innings after starter Wade Miley was forced out of the game by the impact of two line drives, and Chris Davis hit a home run to help Baltimore beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Friday night.
The Mets traded pitcher Gabriel Ynoa to the Baltimore Orioles for cash, clearing a roster spot for New York to finalize its contract with reliever Fernando Salas.
NEW YORK (AP) — Closer Jeurys Familia and setup man Addison Reed were out, even before the first pitch. Then starter Gabriel Ynoa got yanked after just two innings.
A day after burning through 10 pitchers in a stirring win, the New York Mets needed someone to own the mound.
Hansel Robles provided a big boost from the bullpen Friday night, escaping a seventh-inning jam and finishing a 10-5 win over Philadelphia that kept the Mets atop the NL wild-card race.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The already short-handed New York Mets saw their playoff chances dealt another significant blow when left-hander Steven Matz was scratched from his scheduled start Friday because of shoulder soreness.
Matz, 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA, hasn't pitched since Aug. 14 because of tightness in his left shoulder but threw a bullpen session Wednesday and was set to return.
General manager Sandy Alderson said the rookie's shoulder again felt sore, one day after the bullpen session.
NEW YORK (AP) — Their rotation ravaged, the Mets handed the ball to a rookie for his first major league start.
Their late-inning relievers run down, they allowed a 33-year-old left-handed specialist to face the big leagues' No. 2 home-run hitter with two outs in the ninth.
With veterans tired after an extra-inning win, backups filled many of the starting spots.
NEW YORK (AP) — Trying to make a push in the crowded NL playoff race, the New York Mets plan to skip struggling right-hander Jacob deGrom the next time through the rotation.
The team said it hadn't decided who will start in deGrom's place Monday night against Miami, another club in the wild-card hunt. New York manager Terry Collins rattled off several potential candidates Friday, including Sean Gilmartin, Logan Verrett, Gabriel Ynoa and Rafael Montero.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing had come easy to the New York Mets lately, until San Diego rookie Ryan Schimpf gave them a gift.
Wilmer Flores drove in the winning run when Schimpf made a wild throw home in the 11th inning, and the Mets brushed off two stunning homers in beating the Padres 3-2 on Saturday night to stop a four-game slide.
"We're just hoping this turns the tide," manager Terry Collins said. "Hopefully this is the start of something."