The Baltimore Orioles picked the wrong time to squander a couple of chances to win key games. That leads to a more heightened sense of urgency moving forward for a team that's four games out of the third and final wild card in the American League.
The Orioles began a four-game series against the Houston Astros with two brilliant pitching performances. They ended it with a crushing 11-10 loss on Saturday night, and a disappointing 11th-inning setback on Sunday.
The Baltimore Orioles will try to bounce back from a damaging loss when they host the Houston Astros in the finale of a four-game series on Sunday. After blanking Houston in the first two games, Baltimore appeared on the verge of winning a slugfest when it took a 9-7 lead in the eighth inning Saturday night.
Dean Kremer supplied a stellar pitching performance for the Baltimore Orioles in their 6-0 victory over the visiting Houston Astros on Friday night. Kremer threw a four-hit complete game with six strikeouts and two walks.
The Baltimore Orioles, despite a solid 78-71 record in baseball’s toughest division, the AL East, are on the outside looking in the playoff race. With 13 games left in the season, they are trailing the Seattle Mariners by four games for the third and final wildcard spot.
The Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles will begin a four-game series with a Thursday night matchup at Camden Yards in Baltimore. With that said, it’s a good time to check out our MLB odds series, which includes an Astros-Orioles prediction and pick, laid out below.
The Orioles released third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez yesterday, as first indicated on the transaction log at MiLB.com. He would have been a minor league free agent this offseason anyhow and will now get an early jump on trying to secure a new landing spot for the 2023 season, likely on a minor league contract.