Steve Pearce


BOSTON – The Orioles methodically keep gaining ground. Over the last three weeks, they’ve won 15 of 20 games and crept closer to the AL East lead.


In the lineup manager Buck Showalter originally posted Friday in Toronto, Adam Jones was back in center field, but after batting practice, Jones was moved to designated hitter.


BALTIMORE – It was just the scenario Buck Showalter wanted to avoid.


GAME SUMMARY: Evan Gattis had a three-run home run and Luis Valbuena followed with a solo shot to highlight a five-run third inning to give the Houston Astros a 6-4 win over the O


BALTIMORE --- There was one welcome sign for the Orioles on Monday, and another that wasn’t welcome at all.