The Baltimore Orioles fell into a small funk this past week, losing five straight games, April 20-25. The O’s lost to the Boston Red Sox on Monday in the last game of a four-game series, and then was swept in a three-game series by the Blue Jays in Toronto.  Baltimore then lost to the Red Sox again in Game One of a new series on Friday, but managed to snap the losing streak with a win in Game Two on Saturday.

The Orioles are currently at the bottom of the American League East division standings with an 8-10 overall record.

Dustin Pedroia, Chris Davis

Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis (19) prepares to tag Boston Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia on a bunt to advance the runners during the third inning of a baseball game in Boston, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

April 20: O’s Crushed by Red Sox in Series Finale

Monday’s action turned out to be a slaughter for the Orioles, who lost 7-1 in the four-game series finale in Boston, April 20. Wei-Yin Chen struggled as the starting pitcher, giving up five runs in less than five full innings pitched. Baltimore’s bats also played poorly, recording just four hits and one run in the game. Ryan Flaherty picked up the lone RBI for the O’s.

April 21-23: Toronto Sweeps Orioles

Bud Norris was worse than Chen during his start in Game One of a three-game series against the Blue Jays in Toronto, April 21. Norris gave up nine earned runs within the first three innings pitched as Toronto went on to win, 13-6. Baltimore did manage to get some offense going—Manny Machado had two RBI’s and the team had 12 hits total. But it wasn’t enough to overcome Norris’ disastrous start.

Baltimore Orioles DH Jimmy Paredes, right, steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (7) during first inning baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (Nathan Denette(/The Canadian Press via AP)

Game Two on April 22 was much tighter, but the Orioles still lost, 4-2. Ubaldo Jimenez got the start and lasted five full innings while striking out six batters. But he also gave up four earned runs, including two home runs. Designated hitter Jimmy Paredes hit a home run for Baltimore but the team had just five hits total and didn’t generate enough on offense down the stretch to steal the win.

Chris Tillman, usually Baltimore’s most consistent starting pitcher, got the start in the series finale on April 23. But even Tillman struggled against the Blue Jays’ bats as he gave up seven earned runs as Toronto edged the O’s, 7-6. Machado shined, however, on offense despite the loss. He finished with four RBI and two home runs.

April 24-25: Baltimore Splits Two Games with Sox

Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, left, tags out Boston Red Sox’s Hanley Ramirez who was advancing on a fly ball hit by Allen Craig to left center field in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The losing continued for the Orioles with a 7-5 loss to the Red Sox in Game One of a new home series on April 24 in Baltimore. Once again, it was the starting pitching that crippled the O’s, this time with Miguel Gonzalez getting the start. Gonzalez surrendered eight hits and four earned runs in six innings pitched.

On offense, Parades hit his second home run of the season and Chris Davis nailed his third homer of the year. But they still couldn’t keep up with Boston’s bats.

Fortunately for the O’s, they were able to snap the losing funk Saturday with a 5-4 win in Game Two. Chen started at pitcher and played a much better game, lasting a full eight innings while allowing just four hits and two earned runs. Closer Zach Britton blew the save in the ninth inning but the Orioles still pulled off the win with clutch batting in extended play. David Lough smacked a home run in the 10th inning that helped the Orioles win its first game in six tries.

Next: Baltimore will finish its three-game home series with Boston on Sunday, and then will host the Chicago White Sox in a three-game home series April 27-29. The Orioles then host the Tampa Rays in another three-gamer May 1-3.