Rare walkoff passed ball pushes Orioles past Blue Jays
Each night in the 2016 baseball season, we’ll run down the top news, facts and highlights from action around Major League Baseball. For the first time since Chris Sabo Jersey opening day, the Orioles didn’t hit a home run, but the club still found a way to win against the Blue Jays to remain on top of the AL East.MORE: How much do awful starts by these players matter?With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, Orioles All-StarAdam Jones stepped to the plate looking to provide Baltimore a walkoff hit. Instead, a pa sed ball by Jays catcherJosh Thole allowedCaleb Joseph to score from third base to seal a 4-3 victory. With the win, the O’s improved to 9-4, the second-best record in the American League behind the White Sox (10-5).Player of the DayMookie Betts, OF, Red Sox:Boston’s leadoff hitter went 2 for 3 with a homer, two RBIs, three runs scored, two walksand a stolen base in the Red Sox’s 7-3 win over the Rays.MORE: Seven times Curt Schilling’s comments got him in troubleHighlightYankees outfielder Aaron Hicks catches a Yonder Alonsofly ball in left field and fires home to cut down the A’s Danny Valencia trying to score. According to MLB.com, Hicks’ throwclocked in at 105.5 mph, the fastestever recorded byStatcast. Three things to know A’s pitcher KendallGraveman becamethefirst starting pitcher to bat fourth in the ordersince BabeRuth did so with the Yankees on June 1,1920,according to BaseballReference.com. Graveman had to hit after Valencia, the A’s third baseman, left the game https://www.redsedges.com/cincinnati-reds/anthony-desclafani-jersey with an injury and Oakland put DH Jed Lowrie in the field in response.Since Aug.24of last season, the Mets have hit as many home runsat Citizens Bank Park (29) as the Phillies, except in 23 fewer games. Philadelphia got the last laughWednesday, however, asPeter Bourjos hit a walkoff infield single in the 11th for a 5-4 win. With a dominant performance against the Angels, southpaw Chris Sale (4-0) becamethe first White Sox pitcher since Mark Buehrle in Tony Perez Jersey 2005 to last at least seven innings infourconsecutive starts to begin a season.What’s nextRays (6-8) at Red Sox (7-7), 1:35 p.m. ET:David Price (2-0, 4.50 ERA) will make his first start as a Sox pitcher against the team that drafted him first overall in2007.Price is 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA against the Rays for his career. Tampa Bay will answer with Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 2.41 ERA).Pirates (7-8) at Padres (6-9), 9:10 p.m. ET:Two struggling right-handerswill be looking for their first win of the season when the Pirates’ Gerrit Cole (0-2, 4.22 ERA) takes on James Shields (0-2, 4.05 ERA) and thePadres. Cole, who was a sleeper pick to win the Cy Young Award this season, is 2-1 with a 2.04 ERA in three starts against the Friars.