Outfielder Austin Hays, the offensive star of spring training who suffered a right hamstring strain in the Orioles’ sweep-completing victory April 4 against the Boston Red Sox, is expected to rejoin the club sometime during this road trip, Hyde said Friday, either for Sunday’s series finale against the Texas Rangers or Tuesday’s series opener in Miami.
A week after getting no-hit by San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove, the Rangers didn’t have a hit off López (1-2) until David Dahl and Nick Solak started the fifth with back-to-back homers. Those were the only hits allowed by López, who had given up 11 runs over 8 2/3 innings in his first two starts. So encouraged by his first four innings.
David Dahl and Nick Solak hit for back-to-back homers in the fifth, but Baltimore had already scored five times against Mike Foltynewicz.