Caleb Joseph hit an RBI double and a two-run home run in four at-bats on Monday, helping the Orioles to a 9-2 win against the Mariners.
Joseph made it a 6-0 game with a two-run home run off of Jesse Chavez in the fourth inning. He tacked on an RBI double in the fifth inning to make it 8-1. Splitting time with Matt Wieters behind the plate, Joseph is hitting .250/.325/.429 with nine home runs and 37 RBI.
Chris Davis went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Monday's win versus the Athletics.
Davis gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead in the first inning when he took Jesse Chavez yard with a pair of ducks on the pond. He's homered in back-to-back games, and eight times in his last 13 games. Davis now owns a .245/.325/.508 batting line with 27 home runs and 75 RBI.
Jesse Chavez was chased after 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs to the Orioles in Monday's loss.
Chris Davis put Chavez against the ropes early with a three-run home run in the first inning. Caleb Joseph added a two-run blast in the fourth. Overall, the right-hander allowed nine hits and two walks while striking out only one. It ranks as Chavez's poorest start of the year, but he still holds a 3.88 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 100/33 K/BB ratio over 118 1/3 innings. He'll toe the rubber at home against the Astros in his next outing.
Tyler Wilson held the Athletics to two runs in 7 2/3 innings, earning a win in a spot start on Monday.
Wilson scattered six hits and a pair of walks with three strikeouts. He allowed a run in the fourth inning on an RBI single to Ike Davis, and the other on an RBI double from Stephen Vogt in the eighth. The right-hander has been effective in 24 2/3 innings in the majors this year, sporting a 2.19 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and a 7/5 K/BB ratio.
Carson Smith did not have a particularly good ninth inning, but managed to close out an 8-7 win over the Rockies on Monday for his 10th save.
The Mariners entered with an 8-4 lead, but Tom Wilson and Rob Rasmussen each allowed a single before Smith was brought in. Smith, however, allowed a one-out, two-run double followed by an RBI single to make it an 8-7 game. After allowing another single, Smith recovered, striking out Michael McKenry, then getting Charlie Blackmon to fly out to end the game. The right-hander has struggled since being entrusted with the responsibility of closing out games in June. He's 10-for-12 in save chances overall with a 2.93 ERA and a 57/13 K/BB ratio over 43 innings.
Felix Hernandez won his 13th game of the season, giving up four runs in 6 2/3 innings versus the Rockies on Monday.
Hernandez was coming off of a beating against the Diamondbacks in which he gave up 12 hits. He gave up 11 hits this time around, but the Rockies could only capitalize for four runs. He also walked one while striking out nine. Though Hernandez's numbers are down from last year's effort -- when he finished second in AL Cy Young Award balloting -- his 3.13 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 140/41 K/BB ratio in 143 2/3 innings are quite good nevertheless. He'll host the Rangers in his next start.
Eddie Butler faltered in a loss to the Mariners on Monday, allowing seven runs in four innings.
He didn't have anything working on this particular evening, as the Mariners bashed three homers, including back-to-back solo taters by Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz in the second inning. The lefty allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out two. Butler owns a poor 5.45 ERA on the year along with a 1.79 WHIP and a 38/37 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings. He'll attempt to defeat the Nationals in a road start next.
Charlie Blackmon registered four hits, including two doubles, in six at-bats on Monday as the Rockies were felled by the Mariners.
Blackmon doubled to lead off the bottom of the first and came around to score on a Jose Reyes single. He added an RBI double in the sixth inning. It's been another fine year for the outfielder, who's hitting .298/.366/.471 with 12 home runs, 44 RBI, 29 stolen bases, and 64 runs scored.