| Apr 3, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter unveiled a pull shift on a pair of left-handed hitters in Tuesday's regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Rays, placing third baseman Manny Machado in shallow right field.
In the eighth inning of the Orioles' 7-4 win...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:09 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – One of the major reasons the Orioles were able to outlast the Tampa Bay Rays — a team built on a foundation of strong pitching — for a postseason berth last season was because of the strength of their bullpen.
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The first two games of the season-opening series between the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays have been so exciting and entertaining that they have heaped an extra layer of meaning upon the deciding game of the series this afternoon at Tropicana Field.
| May 17, 2013
| 9:03 PM
The Orioles again proved Friday night that there are few deficits out of their reach, injecting late-inning suspense into a game that appeared to be a blowout.
After trailing by eight runs in the eighth inning, they brought the tying run to the plate,...
| Oct 4, 2011
Texas beats Tampa Bay: Former Dodger Adrian Beltre hit three straight home runs and the Texas Rangers earned their second straight berth in the AL Championship Series, beating the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3, Tuesday at St. Petersburg, Fla., to win their AL...
| Nov 14, 2011
Tampa Bay right-hander Jeremy Hellickson (below) edged Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo (above) in voting for the American League rookie of the year award Monday. Hellickson went 13-10, but his 2.95 earned-run average was eighth-best in the AL. He...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 11:00 AM
The folks over at Baseball Prospectus might not be big fans of Orioles catcher Matt Wieters -- or "Murder Mittens" as I will now call him after plugging his name into this 19th-century Baltimore Orioles nickname generator -- but they are quite fond of...
| May 14, 2011
| 2:51 PM
If it were up to Matt Wieters, he'd catch 162 games in a season. That, of course, will never happen.
"I'd like to catch them all," Wieters said with a smile, "but I don't think that is physically possible."
Orioles manager Buck Showalter sat Wieters...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:39 PM
Nearly four hours before Friday night's game, struggling right fielder Nick Markakis, clad in shorts and a white T-shirt, stood in the batter's box and sprayed balls around the field at a mostly empty Camden Yards.
It certainly wasn't the first time...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:14 PM
This time, there was no flurry of missed opportunities to lament, no rash of runners left in scoring position or rally-killing double plays.
It took about everything the Orioles had to even get a hit off Atlanta Braves starter Jair Jurrjens, so...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player.
A crowd of players...