The normally effective Orioles bullpen faltered as the Los Angeles Angels scored two runs in the eighth. The Orioles lost 3-2.
Ubaldo Jimenez, who hasn't pitched since July 5 because of a sprained right ankle, will throw to hitters in Seattle on Friday. His next step is uncertain.
Nelson Cruz could be one of the hottest free agents this winter. Could he also be shunned again?
Manny Machado was not in the lineup for Wednesday's game. He was a late scratch for Tuesday's game with back tightness.