As Jordan Lyles packed for the Orioles’ series in Cincinnati and Texas, he stuffed his suitcase with more clothing than he typically would for a six-game road trip. That, he said Monday, was the only consideration he had given to the possibility he might be traded during it.
Those clothes will go unneeded, and the Orioles were the beneficiaries Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers. Retained through the evening’s Major League Baseball trade deadline after Baltimore dealt first baseman Trey Mancini and closer Jorge López for a combined six minor league pitchers, Lyles pitched into the seventh inning in Baltimore’s 8-2 victory in which shortstop Jorge Mateo hit a pair of home runs and drove in five.
The Orioles (53-51) moved within 1 1/2 games of the American League’s final…
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