Burnes gets no support in 4-0 loss to Cubs as Orioles leave 10 runners on base - BaltimoreBaseball.com
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Burnes gets no support in 4-0 loss to Cubs as Orioles leave 10 runners on base

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BALTIMORE—Corbin Burnes was solid in his final start before next Tuesday’s All-Star Game, but his teammates didn’t provide any support.

Burnes allowed three runs on nine hits in six innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles for the second straight night, 4-0, before 20,694 at Camden Yards on Wednesday night.

The six innings and three runs meant another quality start for Burnes (9-4), his 15th in 19 starts, but the Orioles (57-35) were shut out for the third time, all in Burnes’ starts.

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The Orioles had nine hits and were 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position, leaving 10 runners on base.

Shota Imanaga (8-2) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing six hits and striking out six while walking one.

The Orioles’ best chance of scoring came in the sixth when Ryan Mountcastle singled, his third of the game, to lead off. Jordan Westburg doubled high off the left-field wall, just missing a home run. With runners on second and third, Imanaga struck out Austin Hays and Jorge Mateo to end the inning.

Christopher Morel homered with one out in the second and the Cubs took a 2-0 lead on Nico Hoerner’s RBI single. Seiya Suzuki’s run-scoring single in the fifth gave the Cubs (44-49) a 3-0 lead.

The Orioles threatened in the seventh against Luke Little, who hit James McCann with a pitch with one out. Gunnar Henderson singled, and with the count 1-2 on Adley Rutschman, there was a 19-minute rain delay.

After the rain stopped, Little struck out Rutschman and Porter Hodge retired Mountcastle on a fly ball to center, ending the seventh.

Chicago added a fourth run in the ninth against Dillon Tate when Michael Busch’s RBI single scored Hoerner.

Heston Kjerstad singled as a pinch-hitter with one out in the ninth against Hector Neris, and Henderson hit into a game-ending double play.

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