Acquired from the Indians in exchange for cash last July, Wojciechowski first looked to be a depth option to make a spot start or two but instead wound up holding down a spot on the pitching staff for more than a year.
The firsts began to pile up for Orioles pitcher Bruce Zimmermann in the first inning. His first pitch in the majors, a 92 mph fastball that brought weak contact from Rays leadoff hitter Randy Arozarena on a fly ball to right field.
The Orioles will send out two rookie pitchers today and tonight as they host the Tampa Bay Rays in a doubleheader. This begins the last home series of the year for the Orioles as the clubs will play five games in the next four days.
So much for a first-inning knockout. O's lefty Keegan Akin bounced back tonight in a big way from his early exit Friday night at Yankee Stadium. He set a career-high with nine strikeouts in five scoreless innings and picked up his first career win as the Orioles beat Atlanta 5-1 ...