BOSTON –- Even without star third baseman Manny Machado, the Orioles defense had generally been airtight.
Until Sunday night.
BOSTON – Brian Matusz started during spring training. That enabled him to go 2 2/3 innings on Friday, longer than he had gone since converting to relief in Aug. 2012.
BOSTON – The Orioles clubhouse continues to be riddled with illness. In the past week, four players and a coach missed time with flu-like symptoms.
BALTIMORE – Brian Matusz is back after missing two days due to illness. Matusz isn’t sure exactly what the illness was: “They never said.”