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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2013
Wei-Yin Chen probably would have completed seven innings on Tuesday night if it hadn't been for a 48-minute rain delay that ended his night with one out (and one on) in the seventh. He pitched well enough to get a win - nine  hits, no walks two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings - but Alex Gordon's two-run homer against Brian Matusz tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh. Perhaps more important than the personal 'W' is that Chen (3.40 ERA) bounced back from a rough outing on Wednesday in Seattle in which he gave up five earned runs in four innings.
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Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, who will get Monday's Game 3 start, said through an interpreter that he's not considering the importance of the game or where it might rank in his career. “For me, I want to keep it simple. It doesn't matter to me whether we're ahead or behind,” said Chen, who hasn't pitched since allowing five runs in 3 2/3 innings on Oct. 3 in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Tigers. “My job is to go out and pitch a good game. It doesn't change whether it's 0-2 or 2-0.” There are two things in Chen's favor heading into Monday night.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
One of the most disconcerting things about the Orioles' recent troubles has been the declining performance of lefty Wei-Yin Chen, who had been such a consistent contributor in his first season-plus with the club. He had just one quality start in his previous four outings and his last two were the opposite of quality. He lasted just 7 2/3 innings combined while yielding 11 earned runs on 12 hits and eight walks. You had to wonder whether the long season - despite his time off due to injury - was getting to Chen.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn't announcing his starters for Monday and Tuesday yet. But assuming neither one is needed out of the bullpen Saturday, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will start Game 3 and right-hander Miguel Gonzalez will pitch Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals. Right-hander Bud Norris gets the nod for Game 2, partially because Chen has fared much better against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium than at home -- he has a 4.17 ERA in six starts overall, but a 2.84 ERA in two starts in Kansas City.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2012
Rookie left-hander Wei-Yin Chen  had just finished speaking with reporters following the Orioles' 4-0 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday night when MASN analyst Mike Bordick strolled by to congratulate the Taiwanese pitcher on a job well done. “Que paso,'” Chen responded - in Spanish - which turned everyone's head in the hallway toward a smiling Chen. Yes, the 27-year-old rookie has made a seamless adjustment to the big leagues. He gave one of his best outings of the season Saturday, throwing seven shutout innings and holding the Rays to five hits for his team-high 10th win of the season.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2013
Barring an unforeseen setback, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will likely rejoin the Orioles starting rotation next week after throwing seven shutout innings Thursday night in his second minor-league rehab start for Double-A Bowie. In a 6-2 win over Harrisburg, Chen -- who on the disabled list with a left oblique strain -- allowed just four hits and retired 13 of his last 14 batters and faced the minimum batters for his final four innings of work. Chen struck out three and walked none while throwing 89 pitches, 55 of them strikes.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2013
Despite the success of left-hander Wei-Yin Chen's rehab start at Double-A Bowie on Saturday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the organization is still deciding whether or not he needs another rehab start before rejoining the team. Chen allowed four runs in five innings in a 6-4 Bowie win and showed minimal rust after not pitching in game action since May 12. At one point, he retired seven straight Harrisburg Senators, including Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper.
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June 29, 2013
BOWIE -- The pitching line probably won't knock your socks off, but Wei-Yin Chen hit 93 mph on the radar gun and pitched well except for a brief battle with his control in the fourth inning of his start on Saturday night for the Double-A Bowie Baysox . That's probably good enough to send him back into the major league rotation for his next start, though no decision is likely for a few days. Chen gave up four runs to the Harrisburg Senators in the fourth -- two of them on a ground ball down the third base line that wasn't hit particularly hard -- and chalked that one-inning lapse up a problem locating his breaking ball early in some counts.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
In an attempt to keep their most consistent pitcher fresh for the stretch run, the Orioles have pushed back rookie lefty  Wei-Yin Chen's next start. With Thursday's day off, Chen, who beat the Tigers in Detroit on Sunday, could have pitched with an extra day's rest this Saturday. Instead, he'll pitch Monday at home against the Chicago White Sox. Rookie right-hander Miguel Gonzalez will be also pushed back and pitch Tuesday, as a way to limit his innings. Lefty Zach Britton will start Friday's series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays and right-hander Chris Tillman will pitch Sunday.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
Wei-Yin Chen has given the Orioles a chance to win in nearly every start he has made for them since leaving Japan's professional baseball league for the majors before the 2012 season. Heading into this week, the Taiwanese lefty had allowed three earned runs or fewer in 37 of his 48 major league starts.  Not on Tuesday in a 13-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park . He gave up eight earned runs in 3 2/3 innings, setting a career high in runs allowed and a career low in innings pitched.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Suspended first baseman Chris Davis took batting practice with the Orioles at Camden Yards on Thursday, a day ahead of the American League Championship Series opener against the Kansas City Royals. But Davis, who has five games remaining on a 25-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy, will not be added to the ALCS roster, manager Buck Showalter said Thursday. In order to include Davis on the roster, the Orioles would have had to play shorthanded until the suspension ends.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
An article that I wrote for Tuesday's newspaper is about reliever Andrew Miller, who has been absolutely filthy in the playoffs after pitching exceptionally well since the Orioles acquired him for left-handed pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez at the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline. In one sense, it will be difficult to analyze the effectiveness of the trade until we see what Rodriguez does in the major leagues. Plus, it's possible that Miller is simply a rental player, will leave as a free agent this winter, and the Orioles will only get two months and a postseason from the big left-hander.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Camden Yards was still quiet about three hours before the 12:07 p.m. first pitch of Game 2 in the American League Division Series. Groundskeepers raked the dirt along the base paths and a few players stretched in the outfield. The sky lived up to the partly cloudy forecast, with patches of blue occasionally marred by passing gray. The Orioles will attempt to take a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers behind left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on Friday afternoon. But Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said he actually liked the fact his team was facing a quick turnaround from its 12-3 loss in the Thursday evening opener.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
National anthem: Soprano Chelsea Buyalos provided the second straight operatic anthem of the postseason. Ceremonial first pitch: Orioles vice president of baseball operations Brady Anderson, an American League Division Series hero in his playing career, threw the ceremonial first ball Friday. First pitch: Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen threw a strike to Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler at 12:08 p.m., one minute after the scheduled start time. It was 66 degrees and cloudy.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
As he transitioned back into a relief role for the American League Division Series, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman said he was ready for whatever role manager Buck Showalter had in store for him. Gausman was called to make his postseason debut in Friday afternoon's ALDS Game 2 with a critical task: Halt a Detroit Tigers offensive onslaught. After left-hander Wei-Yin Chen allowed five runs in the fourth inning, the 23-year-old Gausman entered with a runner on second base and two outs, then struck out Ian Kinsler swinging on a 98 mph fastball..
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Sitting at the media dais under the glare of television lights Thursday, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen made a prediction about his start Friday in Game 2 of the American League Division Series. “Well, I think tomorrow when I get up to the mound, I will be all sweating and nervous, just like I am now,” Chen said through interpreter Louis Chao as reporters in the room laughed. Chen then wiped his brow for effect. The Taiwanese left-hander has been through this before. In 2012, he allowed just one earned run in 6 1/3 innings to pick up the win in Game 2 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees.
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By Dan Connolly | January 16, 2014
Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen, who had bone spurs removed from his right knee in October, had a positive examination on Thursday, giving the club hope that he'll be able to start spring training without any problem. There had been a concern that Chen was not recovering as quickly as he and the club had hoped. But Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Chen met with Dr. Richard Steadman, who performed the surgery, and the doctor gave Chen a positive report. Showalter said the belief is that Chen should be good to go when spring training begins next month.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
NEW YORK - Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen lasted just four innings Sunday afternoon against the Yankees, issuing a career-high five walks, and he left the game trailing 3-0. Over his past two starts - coming in Boston and New York - Chen has struggled mightily, unable to get into the fifth inning both times. Over a combined 7 2/3 innings, he has allowed 11 runs on 12 hits with eight walks and 10 strikeouts. In Sunday's series finale in the Bronx, Chen allowed three earned runs on just four hits.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
TORONTO - Orioles manager Buck Showalter wants to see his collective group of starters in action today for the team's final regular-season game and last action before Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday. Showalter initially wanted Alexi Casilla to start at third base today. He will play, but he will come in as a reserve. Ryan Flaherty will start at third base. So does that mean Flaherty will be the starting third baseman when the Orioles open the ALDS? Not necessarily.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
TORONTO - Much bigger goals lie ahead for the Orioles, and their final regular-season series here is less about winning games than about fine-tuning for the postseason. Still, the Orioles don't want to trudge to the postseason. Following their 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on Saturday, the Orioles have lost three consecutive games for the first time since being swept at Wrigley Field five weeks ago, and for just the second time since the All-Star break. The loss also ensured that the Orioles will finish the regular season with just their third road series loss since the break.
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