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Orioles lose in 9th, 9-8 to Guardians; Magic number drops to 6 with Rays’ loss

CLEVELAND—The Orioles were down to their last strike in the top of the ninth. With runners on second and third and two outs, Aaron Hicks doubled to left field scoring Ryan McKenna and Ryan O’Hearn, and the Orioles thought they had turned a loss into a win. But, in the bottom of the ninth, Yennier […]
Baltimore Sun Sep 22, 2023
Orioles’ 2-out rally in 9th goes to waste in 9-8 walk-off loss to Guardians as bullpen is again asked for too much

Orioles’ 2-out rally in 9th goes to waste in 9-8 walk-off loss to Guardians as bullpen is again asked for too much

After the Orioles manifested a two-out rally to take the lead in the top of the ninth on Aaron Hicks’ two-run double, All-Star reliever Yennier Cano allowed a walk-off two-run double in a 9-8 loss to the Guardians.
MASN: School of Roch Sep 22, 2023
Orioles and Guardians lineups for second game of series

Orioles and Guardians lineups for second game of series

CLEVELAND – Heston Kjerstad is the Orioles' designated hitter tonight and Aaron Hicks is starting in center field.Cedric Mullins is on the bench.Gunnar Henderson is the shortstop and stays atop the order. Jordan Westburg is playing second base and Ramón Urías is at third.Tyler Wells is in the bullpen tonight after the Orioles recalled him from Triple-A Norfolk. His four-seam fastball averaged 92.5 mph in the majors this season but topped at 95.7 mph while he pitched in relief with the Tides.The Orioles bullpen has registered a 3.65 ERA in the eighth inning and later since Félix...
MASN: School of Roch Sep 21, 2023
Orioles and Guardians lineups in Cleveland

Orioles and Guardians lineups in Cleveland

CLEVELAND – The Orioles’ magic number is down to seven to clinch the American League East, and they begin their final road series of the regular season with Aaron Hicks playing right field.Hicks was out of the lineup the past two days after leaving Monday’s game with hamstring cramps.Jordan Westburg is the third baseman tonight and Gunnar Henderson is the shortstop.Anthony Santander is serving as the designated hitter. Ryan O’Hearn is batting cleanup and playing first base.Rookie Grayson Rodriguez is making his 22nd start. He’s never faced the Guardians.
MASN: School of Roch Sep 19, 2023
Updating Hicks and tonight's lineups

Updating Hicks and tonight's lineups

HOUSTON - Aaron Hicks is out of tonight’s Orioles lineup after leaving last night’s game in the ninth inning with cramping in his hamstring. However, Hicks is walking without a limp today and said he should be available.“I feel good today,” Hicks said.  “I can play today. I’m good to go. Just got to hydrate and get things going a little quicker than normal.”Hicks slid into second base last night and felt the hamstring grab, but it became much worse after he was ready to run onto the field for the bottom of the ninth.“Obviously, it was enough to where I couldn’t finish the...
MASN: School of Roch Sep 18, 2023
Means holds Astros to one run, Mullins hits go-ahead homer in ninth for 8-7 win (updated)

Means holds Astros to one run, Mullins hits go-ahead homer in ninth for 8-7 win (updated)

HOUSTON – Orioles manager Brandon Hyde ran out of pitching. He also was running out of ideas.His club regained the lead over the Astros tonight on Cedric Mullins’ three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning, and he had to get creative to avoid losing control of the situation. But typical of the 2023 Orioles, they figured it out.They seem to thrive on weird.Aaron Hicks came out of the game in the bottom half of the inning with a cramp, creating a chain reaction and some confusion in the Orioles’ 8-7 win before a stunned crowd of 34,456 at Minute Maid Park.Cionel Pérez inherited the...
MASN: School of Roch Sep 16, 2023
Orioles lineup vs. Rays in third game of series

Orioles lineup vs. Rays in third game of series

Ryan Mountcastle remains out of the Orioles lineup tonight after leaving Wednesday’s game with discomfort in his left shoulder.An MRI was negative and Mountcastle has progressed to taking some swings. Manager Brandon Hyde expressed his optimism again yesterday.“It’s a lot better,” he said.Heston Kjerstad’s first major league hit last night was a solo home run. He’s out of the lineup tonight.Aaron Hicks is in right field and Anthony Santander is serving as the designated hitter. Austin Hays returns to the lineup in left field.
MASN: School of Roch Sep 13, 2023
Orioles and Cardinals lineups for series finale

Orioles and Cardinals lineups for series finale

Jordan Westburg stays in the Orioles lineup tonight and is batting fifth against left-hander Drew Rom.James McCann is catching again, with Adley Rutschman serving as designated hitter. Gunnar Henderson is playing third base and Jorge Mateo is the shortstop.Aaron Hicks is in center field, with Cedric Mullins on the bench.For the Orioles Adley Rutschman DH Ryan Mountcastle 1B Anthony Santander RF Austin Hays LF Jordan Westburg 2B Gunnar Henderson 3B Aaron Hicks CF James McCann C Jorge Mateo SSKyle Gibson RHP
MASN: School of Roch Sep 10, 2023
Westburg out of Orioles lineup for series finale in Boston

Westburg out of Orioles lineup for series finale in Boston

BOSTON – The Orioles have reached the end of their three-city road trip with a chance today to register their 10th sweep.The club has won seven games in a row and 16 of 20. The magic number for clinching a postseason berth is down to five. The lead over the second-place Rays is four.Jordan Westburg is out of the lineup today after leaving last night’s game in the seventh inning. Manager Brandon Hyde hinted that Westburg is dealing with some soreness but didn’t specify.Aaron Hicks is in right field. Adam Frazier is the second baseman. Ramón Urías is at third base.His brother, Luis, is...
Camden Chat Sep 9, 2023
Orioles allow 23 hits, somehow win the most ridiculous game of the season

Orioles allow 23 hits, somehow win the most ridiculous game of the season

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The Orioles allowed 22 hits and allowed Boston to bring the tying run to third base before finally finishing off the Red Sox 13-12. The Orioles allowed 23 hits and 12 runs tonight at Fenway Park. Their starter, gifted an early five-run advantage, failed to complete four innings. Multiple relievers surrendered three runs with the final three coming in the bottom of the ninth. Still, somehow, Baltimore won the ball game. The offense tallied 14 hits of its own and launched five home runs. James McCann went deep twice, and Aaron Hicks homered in a...
MASN: School of Roch Sep 9, 2023
Orioles and Red Sox lineups in Boston

Orioles and Red Sox lineups in Boston

BOSTON – Aaron Hicks is in center field this afternoon against the Red Sox and James McCann is catching. Adley Rutschman is the designated hitter.Austin Hays is the cleanup hitter. Jordan Westburg is at second base and Gunnar Henderson is at third.Jack Flaherty has posted a 6.66 ERA and 1.521 WHIP in five starts with the Orioles. He struck out seven batters in 4 2/3 innings in Arizona but gave up four runs and six hits.Flaherty has never faced the Red Sox.The Orioles have won six games in a row and 12 of 15 and are 89-51 overall, 47-25 on the road. They’ve scored 34 runs this season in...
MASN: School of Roch Sep 6, 2023
Orioles lineup vs. Angels to conclude series in Anaheim

Orioles lineup vs. Angels to conclude series in Anaheim

The Orioles will try for their ninth sweep of the season tonight with Adley Rutschman serving as the designated hitter, Ramón Urías playing second base, and Jordan Westburg moving back to the bench.Aaron Hicks is in center field, putting Cedric Mullins in a reserve role.Gunnar Henderson is slugging .727 against Angels' fastballs this season and .362 against other opponents’ fastballs, per STATS. He’s the third baseman tonight.The Orioles registered their 44th comeback win last night, tied with the Reds for most in the majors. They’ve won four games in a row and 10 of 13 to improve...
MASN: Steve Melewski Sep 5, 2023
O's game blog: A chance for a series win versus the LAA

O's game blog: A chance for a series win versus the LAA

ANAHEIM – The Orioles have won three straight games on this road trip by a combined 21-11 score and they look to keep that momentum going tonight in the second game of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels.Baltimore (86-61) opened a 3.5 game lead atop the AL East after Monday’s 6-3 win at Angel Stadium. Gunnar Henderson hit a three-run homer, Austin Hays added an RBI double while Ryan Mountcastle and Aaron Hicks produced run-scoring singles.The Orioles are 3-2 against the Angels this year and 9-3 since the start of the 2022 season.The Birds are 44-25 with the best road record...
MASN: School of Roch Sep 5, 2023
Orioles lineup in Anaheim and notes

Orioles lineup in Anaheim and notes

Ryan McKenna is playing center field tonight in the latest Orioles right-handed heavy lineup in Anaheim.Austin Hays is the cleanup hitter and left fielder. Jordan Westburg is starting at second base. Jorge Mateo is the shortstop.Aaron Hicks is in right field, with Anthony Santander serving as designated hitter.Adley Rutchman is back in the leadoff spot and catching.Gunnar Henderson is too good to sit in any lineup. He’s the third baseman.
Camden Chat Sep 5, 2023
The Orioles are taking a gamble on the value of veteran presence with returns of Hicks, López

The Orioles are taking a gamble on the value of veteran presence with returns of Hicks, López

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Neither the veteran outfielder nor former All-Star closer have great numbers in 2023, but the O’s are betting their presence can pay dividends in September and October. Sunday’s win over the Diamondbacks saw the return of two veteran faces to the Orioles roster. Outfielder Aaron Hicks got the start in left field in his first game back from a back injury that landed him on the IL in August. On Sunday, Hicks went 0-3 with a walk and a strikeout before being lifted for Austin Hays as an eighth-inning defensive replacement. Hicks followed that...

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