Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer and Luis Valbuena had a tiebreaking solo shot in the sixth inning that gave the Houston Astros a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
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What's going on with Brian Matusz?
Matusz put together a good 2015 campaign. But 2016 has been a completely different year for the pitcher. What are some of the numbers behind Matusz's decline? Camden Depot
Lineup: Orioles (26-17) at Astros (18-28)
- 1. Manny Machado, SS (R)
- 2. Jonathan Schoop, 2B (R)
- 3. Adam Jones, CF (R)
- 4. Chris Davis, 1B (L)
- 5. Mark Trumbo, DH (R)
- 6. Matt Wieters, C (S)
- 7. Pedro Alvarez, 3B (L)
- 8. Nolan Reimold, RF (R)
- 9. Hyun Soo Kim, LF (L)
- SP: Tyler Wilson, RHP Daily notes
Rotation still a concern for the O's?
Baltimore has surprised many with the success of its starting pitching this season, but the team's lack of depth at Triple-A could pose a problem down the road. Baltimore Sun
Carlos Correa's tiebreaking RBI single in the 13th inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Roberts, Surhoff to rep Orioles at draft
Former Orioles 2B Brian Roberts and LF B.J. Surhoff will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Roberts spent 13 of his 14 years in the majors with Baltimore and was twice an All-Star, while Surhoff had two separate stints with the O's from 1996-2000 and '03-05.
Tweak to delivery keys Tillman's success
Chris Tillman made a minor adjustment to his leg lift during his delivery entering this season, and it is paying off in a major way (2.61 ERA). "We're talking about, you know, so small," Tillman said of the tweak. "I feel like I'm more consistent right now, and I can throw my off-speed for strikes." Baltimore Sun
The Atlanta Braves acquired the 76th pick in the draft and a player from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek.
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
The Orioles have traded Brian Matusz to the Braves for two minor leaguers: RHP Brandon Barker & LHP Trevor Belicek. A former fourth overall pick in 2008, the 29-year old lefty was 21-33 with a 5.51 ERA in four seasons as a starter. Matusz, who transitioned to a relief role in 2012, posted a career-low 2.94 ERA last year. But this season, after suffering a lower back injury in spring training, he's struggled, allowing 11 hits and seven walks in six innings, while posting a 12.00 ERA. The trade leaves closer Zach Britton as the Orioles' only lefty reliever.
Orioles hold steady in rankings
Baltimore went 3-3 last week, but a big positive for the team is the recent performance of catcher Matt Wieters, who has been raking at the plate. Week 7 Power Rankings
A mini funk for Manny Machado
Machado went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Saturday and did the same in Sunday's 10-2 loss. ESPN Stats & Info notes that back-to-back games with three strikeouts is a first for the 23-year-old.
Jered Weaver took a shutout into the seventh inning to win for the first time in almost a month, Carlos Perez drove in a career-high five runs and the Angels beat the Orioles 10-2 Sunday.
Orioles @ Astros
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