LEADING OFF: O’s lose 14 straight, Blue Jays again in Buffalo

The Baltimore Orioles have misplaced 14 straight video games, the worst skid within the majors since Houston dropped 15 in a row in 2013

A have a look at what’s occurring across the majors at the moment:

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O’S-FOR-14

The Baltimore Orioles have misplaced 14 straight video games, the worst skid within the majors since Houston dropped 15 in a row in 2013.

The Orioles’ drought ties for second-longest in staff historical past — additionally they dropped 14 in a row in 1954, the season the membership moved from St. Louis to Baltimore. The Orioles’ worst shedding streak got here in 1988 after they misplaced their first 21 video games of the yr.

“It’s been robust final couple weeks, however we’re making an attempt to maintain our head up and making an attempt to maintain enjoying laborious,” mentioned Ryan Mountcastle, who homered in a 3-2, 10-inning loss to Minnesota on Monday.

The Twins, who’ve crushed Baltimore 16 straight instances, attempt to lengthen their string when Michael Pineda (3-2, 2.62 ERA) begins towards Bruce Zimmermann (2-3, 5.15 ERA) at Camden Yards.

ABOUT THE WEATHERS

Rookie left-hander Ryan Weathers makes his first profession look at Wrigley Discipline when he begins for the San Diego Padres towards Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs. Weathers’ father, David, pitched in 28 video games for the Cubs in 2001, going 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA. He made 57 appearances at Wrigley throughout his 19 years within the majors, ending with a 3-6 file and a 3.93 ERA on the iconic ballpark.

Ryan Weathers (2-1, 1.31 ERA) tossed 4 scoreless innings in a no-decision at Milwaukee on Thursday. Hendricks (5-4, 4.63 ERA) is coming off a powerful Could for Chicago, going 4-1 with a 2.67 ERA in 5 begins.

SHUFFLE BACK TO BUFFALO

The Toronto Blue Jays return to Sahlen Discipline in Buffalo, the place they performed residence video games final yr in the course of the coronavirus-shortened season.

Nonetheless barred from enjoying at Rogers Centre in Toronto by the Canadian authorities due to virus restrictions, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays started this yr internet hosting residence video games at their spring coaching web site in Dunedin, Florida, going 10-11 there.

Toronto was 17-9 final yr in Buffalo, the place its Triple-A staff performs. No followers have been permitted at these video games.

Crowds will probably be allowed beginning when Robbie Rays faces Miami’s Sandy Alcantara. The ballpark has undergone adjustments since final summer time, too, with the bullpens being moved off foul territory and put behind the outfield partitions.

SIDE SESSION

Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty will probably be re-evaluated after leaving Monday night time’s begin at Dodger Stadium with tightness on his left facet. Flaherty mentioned he exited after 5 innings “extra simply to be secure and get it checked out.”

The best-hander equaled his season excessive with 9 strikeouts and walked one in St. Louis’ 9-4 loss to Los Angeles. He gave up two runs and two hits towards his favourite staff whereas rising up in close by Burbank.

FRESH START

Willy Adames is benefiting from his new alternative in Milwaukee. The great-fielding shortstop was hitting simply .197 with 5 homers and 15 RBIs when Tampa Bay traded him to the Brewers for relievers J.P. Feyereisen and Drew Rasmussen on Could 21.

Adames homered Monday as Milwaukee beat the Tigers 3-2 in 10 innings for its fifth straight win. The 25-year-old is batting .324 (11 of 34) with two homers and 9 RBIs in 10 video games for the reason that deal.

“I’m simply enjoying the sport the way in which that I all the time do it,” Adames mentioned. “I’m simply blissful to see that we’re getting some outcomes now and we’re successful plenty of video games.”

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