Hamels pitches Texas past O’s, 4-1
Hamels (8-8, 3.69 ERA) gave up a run on two hits in eight innings, striking out 10 and walking four.
Hamels outdueled O’s starter Kevin Gausman (2-6, 4.39 ERA), who took the loss after giving up four runs on nine hits in six and two-thirds innings.
The loss was the eighth in nine games for Baltimore (63-65), which is now three and a half games back in the battle for the second wild-card spot in the American League.
Texas (66-61) is currently the leader in the race for that second wild-card spot, with six teams within six games of each other in the standings heading into the last month of the season.