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Chen won Monday against the Blue Jays he pitched 5.2 innings and allowed two runs, nine hits and one walk to go along with six strikeouts.
Although Chen wasn't at his best Monday, he battled for his 16th win of the season and allowed two runs or less for the fourth time in his last five starts. He has been a big reason why the Orioles have run away with their division this season.
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Chen (15-4) tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a win over the Red Sox on Wednesday, allowing just three hits with four strikeouts against no walks.
The lone blemish against Chen came on a solo homer from Xander Bogaerts in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the victory, Chen has now won eight of his last nine decision to put him just one off of the AL lead. As things line up, Chen will make two home starts next week, Monday against the Blue Jays and Sept. 21 against the Red Sox.
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Chen worked six scoreless innings Friday night against Rays, surrendering just four hits and three walks while striking out three.
Though the Orioles' bullpen squandered the effort, Chen came up with another solid performance Friday night. The 29-year-old lefty has been a steady presence in the Baltimore rotation this season, especially during the last few weeks. Dating back to July 24, a span of eight starts, he has gone 4-1 while posting a 2.60 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 40:12 K:BB ratio across 52 innings. Chen is next scheduled to take the mound Wednesday in Boston.
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Chen allowed eight hits and four earned runs while striking out seven in 6.2 innings against Minnesota on Sunday.
Chen showed good control throughout, tossing 78 of his 104 pitches for strikes while not allowing a walk in the winning decision. The left-hander, who owns a 3.83 ERA and 1.25 WHIP this season, will next be in action on Friday in Tampa Bay.
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Chen was recalled from the rookie-level GCL Orioles to make the start Sunday against the Twins, Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports.
Chen's deployment to the GCL was just a paper move to give the team an extra player for depth purposes in between the lefty's starts. The Orioles' rotation remains somewhat in flux heading into a probable postseason berth, but Chen looks like he's locked into a starting spot given his respectable 3.76 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 109:28 K:BB ratio over 148.1 innings.
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Chen has rejoined the Orioles and will start Sunday against the Twins, CSNBaltimore.com reports.
The Orioles have yet to actually make a roster move to activate Chen, but manager Buck Showalter confirmed that the lefty will return to oppose Ricky Nolaso on Sunday. Chen was optioned to the Gulf Coast League after his last start, with the team needing to add a hitter to the active roster.
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Chen was optioned to the Gulf Coast Orioles on Wednesday.
The move is procedural in order to ensure an additional hitter to the 25-man roster. Expect Chen to make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Twins.
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Chen ended with a no-decision Tuesday, surrendering two earned runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings against the Rays. He also walked three and didn't strike anyone out.
The Orioles eventually came away with the win, despite the fact that this was Chen's shortest outings since June 28 when he was bounced in the fourth inning by the same Rays squad. He'll look to further improve upon his impressive 13-4 record, as well as his 1.25 WHIP and 3.76 ERA when the O's host the Twins on Sunday.
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Chen (13-4) gave up three runs on six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts Wednesday in a 4-3 victory over the White Sox.
Chen was powered by a Baltimore offense that hit three home runs Wednesday. The left-hander is now 6-1 dating back to July 3 and has allowed more than three runs only once over that span of eight starts. Chen will toe the rubber Tuesday versus the Rays.
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Chen will start on normal rest Wednesday despite Baltimore's preference to give him extra rest, MASN Sports reports.
The Orioles just moved Ubaldo Jimenez out of the rotation and the extra rest thing is out the door unless Baltimore gets an off day. Extra rest appears to have been good for Chen as he has allowed one run or less in three of his last four starts.