1:24 AM EDT, Sun September 19, 2021
8 hours ago

Lowther, Baumann roughed up in Orioles’ 9-3 loss to Red Sox; Mullins steals 2 bases

BOSTON—One of the Orioles’ best pitching prospects had a rough afternoon at Fenway Park. Mike Baumann, who the Orioles had hoped would have a nice introduction to the major leagues this month, gave up five runs in relief as the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles 9-3 before 30,027 on Saturday. The Orioles (47-101) lost […]
18 hours ago

Orioles lose their 100th, 7-1 to Red Sox; 4 hits for offense; Bowie moves closer to playoff berth

BOSTON—The Orioles were able to delay the inevitable for a night with a comeback win against the Yankees, but the Boston Red Sox handed them their 100th loss on Friday night in a game in which Baltimore showed little fight. It marked the third time in four seasons that the Orioles have lost at least […]
Sep 17, 2021

Mancini and Means lead Orioles by example

When the Orioles began the 1988 season with 21 straight losses and finished with a then-franchise record of 107 defeats, they had two Hall of Famers — Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. The 2021 Orioles have no likely Hall of Famers, but they do have centerfielder Cedric Mullins, who’s nearing 30 home runs and […]
Sep 16, 2021

Orioles beat Yankees 3-2 in 10 innings, avoiding 100th loss; Mountcastle sets rookie home run record

BALTIMORE—The Orioles were poised to lose their 100th game. Two wild pitches in the bottom of the ninth sent the game into extra innings, and in the ninth, a beautiful bunt by Richie Martin allowed Austin Hays’ bases-loaded single, and the Orioles had an unlikely 3-2 win over the New York  Yankees before 20,164 rain-soaked […]
Sep 16, 2021

Calling the Pen: The birth of a team

I was looking up famous people born on September 15th and Gaylord Perry’s name surfaced. He was a Hall of Fame pitcher who won 314 games but was known more for putting an illegal substance on the baseball long before gloves and hats routinely went through security checks. I was curious about those born on […]
Sep 16, 2021

Mullins’ great catch, 2 homers by Hays aren’t enough as Orioles fall to Yankees; Minor league update

BALTIMORE—In an utterly forgettable season, centerfielder Cedric Mullins gave Oriole fans something to remember. And admire. With two outs and a runner on first in the bottom of the second inning against the New York Yankees, Gary Sánchez hit a long drive to center field. Mullins ran to the fence, timed his jump, turned his […]
Sep 15, 2021

Mancini, Severino out of lineup; Long on Mullins’ improvement; Minor League playoff update

BALTIMORE—Trey Mancini was listed as the Orioles’ designated hitter in the original lineup that was posted, but a few minutes later, he was scratched. Mancini, who missed three games with a sore oblique last week, left Tuesday night’s game after one at-bat with right abdominal soreness. “He took swings in the cage, and he still […]
Sep 15, 2021

Mancini, Severino leave with injuries in Orioles’ 7-2 loss to Yankees; Alexander Wells allows 3 of New York’s 5 homers

BALTIMORE—Alexander Wells started against the New York Yankees on August 3rd and allowed six runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings. That was the start of the Orioles’ 19-game losing streak and earned Wells a trip back to Norfolk. On Tuesday night, Wells pitched against the Yankees again, and two batters into the game, […]
Sep 14, 2021

Scott, Mateo head to injured list; Diplán, Valaika added; Mancini Orioles’ Clemente award nominee

BALTIMORE—The Orioles placed left-handed pitcher Tanner Scott on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain and also placed infielder Jorge Mateo on the 60-day injured list with right lumbar inflammation. They recalled right-hander Marcos Diplán from Triple-A Norfolk and selected the contract of infielder Pat Valaika from Norfolk. Scott, who has a 9.82 […]
Sep 14, 2021

Oriole questions to be answered in the final weeks os 2021

After Sunday’s 22-7 loss to the Blue Jays, which gave Toronto 44 runs in 23 innings, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde explained the final weeks of the 2021 season. “It’s mid-September,” he said, “and we’re in evaluation mode … A lot of these guys are appearing in the big leagues and don’t have many appearances … […]
Sep 13, 2021

Minor Monday: Rutschman keeps focus on present

Adley Rutschman has managed to ignore the outside noise. As the No. 1 prospect in minor league baseball, there’s plenty of chatter about his  promotion to the Orioles. The 23-year-old catcher, however, was not part of a September call-up this season, which was expected. He is focused on finishing the season strong for Triple-A Norfolk […]
Sep 12, 2021

Orioles allow 22 runs in loss to Blue Jays; Lowther rocked; Mountcastle ties Ripken’s rookie record

BALTIMORE—The Orioles led both of Saturday’s games entering the seventh inning and lost each of them. On Sunday, they were behind by five runs five batters into the game. The Toronto Blue Jays, who scored 11 runs in each of Saturday’s games doubled that total on Sunday and beat the Orioles 22-7 before 8,474 at […]
Sep 12, 2021

Akin’s no-hit bid ends as Blue Jays score 11 in 7th against Orioles; Mullins nears 30-30; Minor league update

BALTIMORE—Oriole starter Keegan Akin had pitched six hitless innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. There were no hard-hit balls, no great plays, and because the game was scheduled for seven innings, it wouldn’t have qualified as a no-hitter. Akin’s performance for the first six innings against the hard-hitting Blue Jays had been impressive, but in […]
Sep 11, 2021

Tyler Wells allows 4 runs in 7th in 11-10 Orioles loss; Kremer returns; Orioles hit 4 homers

BALTIMORE—The Orioles scored 10 runs and had 14 hits in the first six innings of a doubleheader and entered the top of the seventh with a three-run lead and Tyler Wells on the mound. Wells, who had pitched brilliantly in his new role as closer gave up the lead and surrendered four runs in the […]
Sep 11, 2021

Santander’s 3-run homer keys Orioles’ win over Blue Jays; Hyde apologizes for outburst

BALTIMORE—On a night that was was full of tension, Anthony Santander’s three-run home run in the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and led the Orioles to a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before an announced crowd of 11,751 at Camden Yards on Friday night. There was yelling between Orioles manager Brandon Hyde […]