The Orioles lost to Dallas Keuchel and the Astros on Saturday night, which isnt surprising, but since it was their sixth straight loss and theyre reeling, it was still a bummer. The Orioles lost another game to the Astros on Saturday night, a 5-2 defeat that marked their sixth consecutive loss. The Orioles simply lost to a first place team because they arent playing like a first place team and probably arent one.
ESPN.com news services Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton is going on the 10-day disabled list with a strained lat on his right side, the team told reporters Sunday. The Astros said there is no timetable for his return. Morton, 33, had picked up wins in four of his past six starts, improving his 2017 record to 5-3 to go with a 4.06 ERA. The Astros will call up reliever Jordan Jankowski to replace Morton. Jankowski allowed two earned runs in one inning in his first-career appearance Wednesday before being optioned to Triple-A on Friday to make room for Dallas Keuchel's return from the disabled list.
ESPN.com news services Chris Davis' struggles at the plate continued over the weekend as the Baltimore Orioles were swept by the Houston Astros, and the first baseman says he is having trouble with his feel at the plate. "I'm just not picking up the ball, and that's going to make hitting pretty tough," Davis told reporters after the Orioles' 8-4 loss Sunday. "I'm looking forward to getting home and getting back to an environment where I'm comfortable and where I've had a lot of success." Davis was 1-for-12 against the Astros, part of a 2-for-26 slump that has coincided with a seven-game losing streak for the Orioles and dropped his batting average to .228 on the year. He has struck out 14 times