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Aug 16, 2017

Orioles fall, 3-1, with sluggish performance against Mariners

Even considering how wide open the American League wild-card race seems to be, the Orioles realize they’ll have to get to the .500 mark and beyond to have a chance of making the playoffs.As their 10-day road trip comes to a close Wednesday in Seattle, the Orioles have seemingly spent their time...
Aug 15, 2017

Orioles notes: Chris Davis heating up since being lowered in lineup

Orioles manager Buck Showalter often downplays the relevance of his batting order, and when he dropped slumping slugger Chris Davis into the bottom third of the lineup, he suppressed the idea that it meant anything. And now that Davis is producing out of the seventh spot, the first baseman is also...
Aug 15, 2017

As Schoop, Cruz push for AL RBI crown, Orioles second baseman credits his longtime friend

On Sunday evening before their teams played each other in a pivotal three-game series, the top two run producers in the American League talked about life over barbecue and dominoes.The bond between Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop and Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz was created quickly...
Aug 15, 2017

Orioles on deck: What to watch Tuesday at Mariners

Orioles (59-60) vs. Mariners (59-61) Where: Safeco Field First pitch: 10:10 p.m. TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan Starting pitchers: Orioles LHP Wade Miley (6-9, 5.19 ERA) vs. Mariners LHP Andrew Albers (NR) What to watch 1. Seeking some padding. The Orioles moved past the Mariners in the wild-card...
Aug 13, 2017

Early lead fades fast as Orioles settle for series split with lowly Athletics, 9-3

An early Orioles lead was erased just as quickly as it was built Sunday in a 9-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics, consigning them to a four-game split with one of the American League's worst clubs at a time when they've never been closer to a playoff spot. Staked to a 2-0 lead with runs in the first...
Aug 13, 2017

Orioles' Dylan Bundy trending upward as once-elusive strikeouts mount

Dylan Bundy hasn't had many starts on regular rest in the past six weeks, and he'd been better with a little extra time between starts. That made his second straight 10-strikeout performance and his team-best 12th win of the season that much sweeter Saturday night, when on four days’ rest he helped...
Aug 12, 2017

Second-half surge for Orioles' Dylan Bundy coincides with return of heavier slider usage

In his first full season as a starter, Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy spent the month of April carving through unsuspecting lineups with a slider he banned himself from throwing in 2016 but knew he needed to get back in his arsenal this season. As the season progressed, however, he's found his...
Aug 12, 2017

Tim Beckham's model at shortstop is J.J. Hardy, the player he's likely to replace for Orioles

With the addition of Tim Beckham at the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline, the future of the Orioles’ shortstop position is no longer the question mark it was. While it’s unclear how playing time will be split once shortstop J.J. Hardy returns from a broken right wrist in the next few weeks, Hardy...
Aug 11, 2017

Orioles' Showalter on urgency to use Tillman in relief: 'We're trying to win baseball games'

Veteran right-hander Chris Tillman hasn't pitched in his new bullpen role, not taking the mound since his most recent start on Aug. 3 — now over a week ago. He threw a few pitches off the mound during batting practice to stay ready, but manager Buck Showalter said there's no real urgency to get...
Aug 11, 2017

Orioles' Miley borrows curveball grip from Tillman, Hellickson to find new spin on pitch

Even if it's a stretch to say the late-July arrival of right-hander Jeremy Hellickson inspired a turnaround for the Orioles' embattled starting rotation, his influence is already clear on one teammate: left-hander Wade Miley. For the second straight start, Miley featured his curveball heavily and...
Aug 11, 2017

Trey Mancini hits two homers as extra-base-happy Orioles top Athletics, 7-2

In an offensive performance as in-character as it was generally uncommon, the Orioles' 7-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in the first of a four-game set at Oakland Coliseum was built almost exclusively on extra-base hits. Led by rookie Trey Mancini, who homered twice and added a double, the Orioles'...
Aug 10, 2017

Orioles notes: Outfielder Joey Rickard 'good to go' one day after pitch hit him in head

A day after Orioles outfielder Joey Rickard was hit by a pitch in the head and left the game, he was cleared to play and placed back in the lineup, batting ninth and playing right field for the series opener in Oakland. "I'm good to go," Rickard said. He left in the sixth inning after being hit...
Aug 10, 2017

Orioles on deck: What to watch Thursday at Athletics, plus series matchups

Orioles (56-58) vs. Athletics (50-64) Where: Oakland Coliseum First pitch: 10:05 p.m. TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan Starting pitchers: Orioles LHP Wade Miley (5-9, 5.51 ERA) vs. Athletics RHP Chris Smith (0-1, 4.82) Series matchups Offense (MLB rank) Runs per game: Orioles (4.66, 15th); Athletics...
Aug 9, 2017

Orioles starter Gausman's streak of quality starts ends at four in loss to Angels.

Kevin Gausman entered Wednesday’s start coming off his best stretch all season, but couldn’t duplicate that success in losing, 5-1, to the Los Angeles Angels. Gausman’s four-game streak of quality starts ended Wednesday as he allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings. He allowed 10 base runners (eight...
Aug 9, 2017

Orioles outfielder Joey Rickard leaves game after being hit in head with pitch

Orioles right fielder Joey Rickard left Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Los Angeles Angels after he was hit in the head with a pitch in the top of the sixth inning. Rickard was hit just above the left earflap of his helmet by an 89 mph fastball from Angels right-hander Troy Scribner....