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Baltimore Sun

Despite all they've had to overcome, Orioles have what it takes

Club dealt with season-ending injuries, suspensions, struggles on its way to first AL East title since 1997Sorry, Oriole Magic fans, there was nothing supernatural about the way the club ran away from the rest of the American League East this year, even if it does defy logical explanation.

Baltimore Sun

After so many injuries, unsung heroes helped Orioles to the postseason

When All-Stars Wieters, Machado, Davis needed to be replaced, Pearce, others contributedWhen Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce was sidelined for five games last week, his absence left a big hole in the lineup. Nobody realized it more than manager Buck Showalter.

MASN Sports

Orioles can't let defense rest at third base, Britton on his baby boy - School of Roch

NEW YORK - As soon as Manny Machado underwent surgery on his right knee last month, the Orioles figured to miss his defense at third base more than his production at the plate. Platinum gloves are hard to replace. Chris...

Full Count | WEEI

Thursday’s Red Sox-Rays matchups: Allen Webster vs. Jeremy Hellickson

The Red Sox will conclude their series with the Rays on Thursday night, as Allen Webster gets the ball against Jeremy Hellickson at Fenway Park. Trying to get a rotation spot next season, Webster (4-3, 5.54 ERA) pitched well vs. the Orioles last Friday night at Camden Yards. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowed seven […]

School of Roch | MASN Sports

Notes on Steve Johnson, Tillman, Cruz and playoff tickets - School of Roch

NEW YORK - Chase Headley singled with two outs in the first inning and scored on Mark Teixeira's double to right field to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead over the Orioles. Steve Johnson underwent surgery this morning in New York to shave down a bone spur behind his right...

Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston

Bogaerts leaves game

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning with what was announced as “neck stiffness." Bogaerts grounded out to short in the first inning and was involved in only one chance defensively, a popup in the bottom of the inning. Jemile Weeks took over at short in the bottom of the second. Since returning from the seven-day concussion disabled list, Bogaerts had played every inning of the team’s last 20 games.

MASN Sports

Andrew Stetka: Orioles on the verge of something magic - Orioles Buzz

As long as you haven't been living under a rock over the past week or so, you'd know that it was a pretty awful week in sports. Stories of off-the-field issues and injuries polluted the news landscape and made us...

School of Roch | MASN Sports

Learning more about De Aza - School of Roch

As we continue to speculate about the Orioles' postseason roster, making the bold assumption that they wrap up the division, it's obvious that outfielder Alejandro De Aza must be included on it. Of course, that's assuming he avoids an injury or a suspension, and that he doesn't vaporize. De Aza...

Baltimore Sun

Some Orioles magic-number magic

With a doubleheader sweep of the New York Yankees at Camden Yards on Friday combined with the Toronto Blue Jays' 1-0 loss at home against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Orioles magic number is five.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Is Young a keeper?

BALTIMORE -- I was joking with Chris Young when he came into the visiting clubhouse at Camden Yards before the start of Friday's doubleheader against the AL East leading Baltimore Orioles. "You like that American League pitching, huh?" "A little bit, yeah," he said, stifling a grin. Young had been the hero Thursday night, his three-run homer off Tampa Bay Rays closer Jake McGee providing the Yankees with a dramatic walk-off win, arguably the biggest of the year, and the one that would surely spark this team to the kind of winning streak it desperately needed to put together if there is to...

MASN Sports

More from Showalter on Davis suspension - School of Roch

Chris Davis comes off the 40-man roster during his 25-game suspension, creating an opening for the Orioles. The Orioles lost catcher Matt Wieters to ligament-reconstructive surgery on his right elbow. They lost third baseman Manny Machado to knee surgery. Davis...

MASN Sports

How will the Orioles withstand the Chris Davis suspension? - Steve Melewski

The Orioles have withstood injuries to Matt Wieters and Manny Machado. They dealt with Machado's suspension. Now how will they survive today's gut punch? Chris Davis has been suspended 25 games without pay, effective immediately, after testing positive for an...

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees injury updates: Derek Jeter, Chase Headley, Brett Gardner

Also, David Phelps activated from DL and Martin Prado to start vs. Orioles

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Rapid Reaction: Rays 4, Yankees 3

NEW YORK -- Another game, another loss, another day closer to the end of the season for the Yankees. At least in this one, they made a fight of it. But with the way their offense has struggled this season, once the Rays went ahead 4-0 after four innings, you knew the odds were against a win. The Yankees battled back to pull within a run, but that was about it. They managed just an infield single by Ichiro Suzuki over the last four innings. And two of the teams they are chasing, the Orioles and Tigers, won, with a third, the Mariners, playing a late game against the lowly Astros.

Baltimore Sun

Nelson Cruz's seven RBIs lead Orioles to 7-5 win over Tampa Bay Rays

Orioles' magic number to clinch American League East drops to 12 after win, Yankees' lossThe Orioles didn't play their best baseball this weekend. But after a career day by Nelson Cruz in a 7-5 win in 11 innings over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon, they left Tropicana Field with a 9 1/2-game lead in the American League East.

Baltimore Sun

Observations on the Orioles' bullpen, Nelson Cruz's big game and more

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Even though the Orioles used seven relievers in their 11-inning win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon , manager Buck Showalter said he didn't think he would need to call for bullpen reinforcements from the team’s taxi squad in Sarasota for the three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

MASN Sports

A closer look at the Orioles' 2015 schedule - School of Roch

BOSTON - Major League Baseball released the 2015 schedule today, which includes the Orioles' season opener April 6 against the Rays at Tropicana Field and their home opener April 10 against the Blue Jays. The first off day on April...

Baltimore Sun

Adam Jones, Nick Markakis don't start in Sunday's series finale

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Adam Jones and Nick Markakis had started every game this season — all 141 — before manager Buck Showalter decided to rest the two Orioles outfielders to start Sunday’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays grateful for breaks in win over Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG — As many things as have gone wrong for the Rays this season, they were happy to celebrate Saturday when something went unexpectedly in their favor.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays blow lead in ninth, lose to Orioles in 11

ST. PETERSBURG — Besides the inability to get clutch hits, which they showcased again on cue Sunday, another major flaw for the Rays this season has been the lack of depth in their bullpen.

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman strong in start against Rays on Saturday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Lost in the craziness of the Orioles' 3-2 walk-off loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon was the solid start from right-hander Kevin Gausman.

MASN Sports

Norris has rare lapse with home run ball - School of Roch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Dogs are barking in the upper deck today at Tropicana Field. Pets must be part of the Rays' promotion. They've got a few baseballs to retrieve. The Rays hit two home runs off Orioles starter Bud...

The Ledger

It Wasn't Pretty, But They'll Take It

The Tampa Bay Rays had never won a game that ended like this. Yunel Escobar scored on Nick Hundley's passed ball with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday, giving the Rays a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

MASN Sports

O's game blog: Orioles look to end five-game road losing streak today - Steve Melewski

The Orioles need a win this afternoon at Tropicana Field to avoid being swept by the Rays and to avoid extending a road losing streak to six games. The streak began when the Orioles were swept at Wrigley Field. The...

MASN Sports

Wieters has eyesight set on 2014 season - School of Roch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Nick Hundley was behind the plate for the Orioles yesterday after Caleb Joseph started Friday night's series opener against the Rays. He had two hits, missing a home run by inches, but the walk-off passed ball...

School of Roch | MASN Sports

O's lineup missing three regulars - School of Roch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Orioles are looking to avoid the sweep vs. the Rays this afternoon, but the starting lineup doesn't include Adam Jones, Nick Markakis and J.J. Hardy. Jones and Markakis say they're just using the opportunity to rest, both of them welcoming the idea to get off...

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Adam Jones, Nick Markakis, J.J. Hardy not starting in series finale vs. Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Orioles outfielders Adam Jones and Nick Markakis are out of the starting lineup for this first time this season in this afternoon’s series finale in Tampa Bay.

YESNetwork

Mark Teixeira discusses his injury and lack of Yankees offense in loss to Orioles

Mark Teixeira talks about the injury he sustained and the lack of offense generated by the Yankees in their 8-0 loss to the Orioles.

MLB

TB@BAL: Johnson's late homer brings Rays within a run

5/18/13: Kelly Johnson jacks a solo home run over the left-center field fence, bringing the Rays within a run of the Orioles in the ninth Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on Janu

MLB

5/19/13: Moore improves to 8-0 as Rays complete sweep

Daily Recap: Matt Moore picked up his eighth win and Luke Scott and Matt Joyce each homered to lead the Rays to a 3-1 win over the Orioles Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on Jan