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Elettra Stolfi | 01 Settembre, 2016, 05:46

Happ saw his 11-game winning streak end in his last outing, a 6-3 loss to the Angels on August 25.

On offense it was three home runs (of course) that did the trick with one each from Steve Pearce, Manny Machado, and Matt Wieters. "There's not a lot of games left but there is a lot of games left". He has already beaten the Orioles twice this year.

"He's one of those guys, he's been doing it for two years, really".

By taking the first two games of the four-game series, the Mets moved ahead of slumping Miami for second place in the NL East but remained three games off an NL wildcard berth.

So the Orioles had to go back to work, and they did.

Cleveland trailed 4-1 in the second inning as starter Josh Tomlin only recorded five outs before being removed from the game.

Houston's Collin McHugh threw six scoreless innings to lead the Astros past Oakland 3-1.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. And just like yesterday, that didn't happen.

Jimenez had pitched well in a duel with Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer last week, only to get the loss for giving up just one run. In the first inning he walked two but induced an inning ending double play.

This has been a career year for Saunders, a pending free agent, who is on pace for career highs in all offensive categories.

"We've had trouble with him for a while", Hardy said. Jimenez then retired the next eight batters before allowing another single to Pillar in the fifth.

Jhonny Peralta opened the 10th with a single before Yadier Molina hit a ground-rule double off Corey Knebel (0-2), setting the stage for Grichuk's go-ahead hit.

RED SOX 9, RAYS 4: In Boston, Rick Porcello became the majors' first 18-game victor and the first Red Sox pitcher in 70 years to open a season 13-0 in Fenway Park, going seven solid innings to lead Boston. And that's when things went awry.

"I was able to locate a little better", Estrada said. He has a checkered past and the Orioles didn't have a big lead.

"I don't think it's just tonight".

Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve got a strike out and a fly out in the bottom of the tenth to end it and earn his first career save. That's the old cliche, isn't it: "'Turn the page.' Sometimes you get them and sometimes they get you". This season coming into tonight Michael Saunders had been destroying Oriole pitching, batting.420 with five homers and 12 RBI's.

Ubaldo got one more out before being pulled for Brad Brach.

A three-run homer from Rajai Davis helped Cleveland post a 5-4 win over Minnesota, stretching the Twins' losing run to 12 games and maintaining the Indians' advantage over second-placed Detroit in the AL Central.

Did I mention we like dongs?

"He gave us a real good chance to win the game".

St. Louis' Zach Duke struck out the last batter with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to give the Cardinals a 2-1 win against Milwaukee. They're hoping he can come off the DL close to the time he's scheduled to do so.

The heroes of the late innings were Jonathan Schoop and Matt Wieters.

The playoff picture is a cramped one as September looms, and over the final weeks of the season, every game gains meaning.

Wieters hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Jason Grilli in the eighth to lead the Orioles to a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Zach Britton recorded his 39th save of the season out of 39 attempts, staying flawless on the season.

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