After losing yet another series to the hot Angels, the Orioles will welcome the Oakland Athletics to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for a three game series starting this evening. Without raising false alarms, it really, seriously is time for the O’s to rip off a huge win streak or curl up into a ball and look toward 2018. The narrative that these Birds are on the fringes of being in contention for a Wild Card spot is growing old. Sure, it’s nice that they’re not miserably terrible, but at the same time the clock is ticking down on the season. With 38 games to go, bobbing up and down around .500 through the end of September simply won’t get things done. As it stands, the Orioles are 60-64 and 4.0
A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday: MILLER WATCH The Indians evaluate Andrew Miller after the star reliever aggravated the patellar tendinitis in his right knee Monday, knocking him out of a game just days after he returned from the disabled list for the same injury. Manager Terry Francona said it was likely that Miller will return to the DL, although the team was waiting to evaluate him a day after the flare up before making that call. "Hope for the best and hope that it's not a big deal," Miller said. "It stinks missing any time." POWER OUTAGE Right in the thick of a wide-open AL wild-card race, the Minnesota Twins will be without All-Star slugger Miguel Sano for a while.
The Astros, who are on track for their worst offensive month of the season, failed to make up for sloppy defense in a 3-2 loss to the last-place Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Over a three-game series in Houston, the A’s recieved three solid performances from their starting pitchers. Only one led to a win. The Astros lost righthander Jordan Jankowski to the Los Angeles Dodgers via a waiver claim Sunday. Astros catcher Brian McCann is "almost a certainty" to be activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, the first day he's eligible, manager A.J. Hinch said on Sunday. SS looks ‘great,’ will take BP on field Tuesday; righty throws simulated game ‘San Juan’ fundraiser