Orioles dispatch foes to take first
Baltimore Orioles: 40-28
The Orioles established their dominance over the East this week, dispatching the Red Sox to take sole possession of first place and later silencing the upstart Blue Jays to ensure that their superiority held.
Baltimore received support for their taxed rotation as Yovani Gallardo came off the disabled list and did what he does best: silence the Blue Jays. Putting him back into the rotation could inject some much-needed support to Baltimore’s weakest area and provide ace Chris Tillman with a much-needed wingman. The Orioles will start the next week without Manny Machado as he serves out the remaining three games of his four-game suspension.
The Orioles spent this week consolidating power and ensuring they were the top dog in the division. With an appetizing schedule in front of them, they will look to further ensure they remain on top.
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