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MLB capsules: Jonathan Villar hits record-setting HR, O’s beat Dodgers 7-3

Jonathan Villar hit a tiebreaking, record-setting three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night to end a six-game losing streak. Villar’s drive was the 6,106th in the majors this season, breaking the previous mark of 6,105 in 2017.

MLB roundup: Dodgers beat Orioles 7-3, clinch 7th straight NL West title

BALTIMORE – The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh consecutive NL West title in fitting fashion, using two home runs by Corey Seager and a masterful pitching performance by Walker Buehler to beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 on Tuesday night. After the final out, the first team to clinch a playoff spot this season gathered at the mound for a subdued celebration that included a wardrobe change for a pending champagne celebration in the clubhouse.

Orioles to add netting in Camden Yards within foul poles

The Baltimore Orioles are extending the protective netting at Camden Yards in an effort to protect fans from foul balls hit into the seats. The netting will extend within the foul poles. It’s expected to be in place for Baltimore’s next home game on Sept. 5 against Texas. The Orioles also will extend protective netting to near the foul poles in 2020 at their spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida.

Orioles GM Mike Elias fires 11 scouts, front-office workers

Orioles general manager Mike Elias has fired 11 members of the scouting department and front office as part of an effort to turn around a team in the early stages of a major rebuild. The rookie GM would not reveal the names of those people dismissed, nor the positions impacted. Elias hopes shuffling personnel and scouting assignments will speed the process of bringing the Orioles back to respectability.

Orioles’ Chris Davis clears air with manager after dugout clash

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis says he reached a “breaking point” when he charged at manager Brandon Hyde in the dugout, and expressed his regret during a lengthy conversation with Hyde. The flare-up occurred Wednesday in the fifth inning of Baltimore’s 14-2 loss to the New York Yankees. Davis had to be restrained by teammate Mark Trumbo after he went after Hyde. The manager said Davis was frustrated with his play and expressed it inappropriately.

MLB capsules: Yankees hammer Orioles, extend winning streak to 8

Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka each hit two home runs, and the Yankees’ long-ball outburst against the Baltimore Orioles reached historical proportions Wednesday night in a 14-2 blowout that extended New York’s winning streak to eight games.

Red Sox, Orioles to meet in 2020 MLB Little League Classic

The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will meet next year in the fourth MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The matchup between AL East foes is scheduled for Aug. 23 and will serve as a home game for the Orioles. Major League Baseball and the players’ union launched the Little League Classic in 2017. The games are played at the home of the Phillies’ Class A team in the New York-Penn League.

O’s to reimburse Red Sox for up to $2.5M in Andrew Cashner bonuses

Baltimore agreed to reimburse Boston for up to $2.5 million of Andrew Cashner’s performance bonuses as part of last weekend’s trade that sent the 32-year-old right-hander to the Red Sox. Cashner made his Boston debut on Tuesday night and took the loss in a 10-4 defeat to Toronto. He is 9-4 with a 4.09 ERA in 18 starts. As part of Saturday’s trade, Baltimore agreed to send Boston $1,777,839 to cover all but $1,577,000 of the $3,354,839 Cashner was due from his $8 million salary this year.

Orioles ask court to refuse arbitration decision with Nats

Lawyers for the Baltimore Orioles were met by skeptical questions from a judge they asked to reject an arbitration decision from baseball executives awarding the Washington Nationals $296.8 million for their television rights from 2012-16. During a three-hour hearing in New York Supreme Court, Justice Joel M. Cohen said he was reluctant to call “balls and strikes” and relitigate the long-running dispute. He did not make a decision from the bench.