| Sep 1, 2013
| 1:17 PM
James Shields pitched seven innings of three-hit ball to win his fourth straight decision, Eric Hosmer drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The Royals, who entered play 6...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
TORONTO -- Yes, the Orioles’ 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays on Friday night was a tough one to swallow. But let’s remember that this road trip began with a tough loss to the Tigers in Detroit -- Max Scherzer dominated and Jake Arrieta struggled -- ...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:29 PM
The Orioles came to Toronto this week riding the momentum of eight wins in their previous 11 games and were fresh off taking two of three in Detroit.
That momentum was crushed over the weekend here at Rogers Centre, and after the Orioles' 13-5 loss to...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Zach Britton, who is in the mix for the club’s fifth starter spot, really struggled Wednesday, lasting just 1 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The lefty gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks while retiring only four batters. He...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
zero -- runs allowed by Pedro Strop in six games for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
Orioles position players Adam...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Bud Selig would love to see a series between the World Series and Japan Series champions. But among the realities is that as problematic as that idea seems now, it might become even less viable in the future.
Major League Baseball is lowering the talent...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The Cardinals visit the Cubs for the first time this week. Fireworks are not expected.
But when the Red Sox's Clay Buchholz pitches against the Blue Jays next Saturday, that should be interesting. You know you are doing something right when rivals...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:01 PM
The moment seemed perfectly scripted for Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis.
With Monday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays on the line on a chilly night at Camden Yards, the steadiest of the Orioles' bats resonated calm at the plate.
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
1. Tigers: Forget the concern at closer. They were loaded last year, and they're a lot better with Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and a full year of Anibal Sanchez.
2. Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez's injury could slow them out of the gate, but they're deep and...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:52 PM
There are some things that can be bought.
A space flight. The chance to be cryogenically frozen. Or maybe just some of the simpler things, like a 12-cylinder Ferrari Testarossa, beachfront property in Turks and Caicos or one of the socks Curt...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:33 PM
In this optimistic, Opening Day episode of "How do you root for the Marlins?" we consider ESPN analyst John Kruk's answer to my question: "If I'm a fan of the Miami Marlins, I don't know if I would be a fan anymore,'' he said.
Let's offer three credible...