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  • Chris Tillman is sniffing around ace status (and other Orioles observations)

    Chris Tillman is sniffing around ace status (and other Orioles observations)
    There probably have been five times in the past 20 months or so that I've written a game story about Chris Tillman's continued emergence/maturation as a pitcher. Several times I've written about whether he is – or is at least on his way to...
  • Left-hander Johan Santana throws off full mound for first time with Orioles

    Left-hander Johan Santana throws off full mound for first time with Orioles
    Left-hander Johan Santana threw a bullpen session off a full mound on Thursday for the first time since signing with the Orioles. That’s another significant step for Santana, the two-time Cy Young Award winner who was signed to a minor league deal...
  • American League baseball preview

    American League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Tampa Bay 2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013 Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...
  • Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH

    Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH
    Nick Markakis, the longest-tentured Orioles player, will make his eighth straight Opening Day start in right field this afternoon. After testing his stiff neck during batting practice today, Markakis will be in the starting lineup batting leadoff....
  • Instant analysis of the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day

    Instant analysis of the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day
    Baltimore Sun reporters and editors give their thoughts on the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day at Camden Yards. Eduardo A. Encina, reporter: With all the anticipation and buzz thats comes with Opening Day, the beginning of the...
  • Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day

    Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day
    The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in...
  • Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles

    Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles
    Manny Machado heard the familiar roars Monday as he jogged out to accept his 2013 Gold Glove in front of the Opening Day crowd at Camden Yards. Sadly, Machado's chance to thrill the Baltimore faithful was fleeting. He's still rehabilitating the knee...
  • Orioles show off the lessons of spring training under Opening Day spotlight

    Orioles show off the lessons of spring training under Opening Day spotlight
    Of course it’s only one game, but if the Orioles can make it a habit of winning low-scoring, one-run games, 2014 really could be a special season. The Orioles had their chances to score in their 2-1 Opening Day win over the defending champion...
  • Opening Day is magic for fans as weather breaks and Orioles win

    Opening Day is magic for fans as weather breaks and Orioles win
    Two hours before Chris Tillman's first pitch, as the sun poured healing rays onto Eutaw Street and thousands of orange-and-black-clad fans flooded toward the turnstiles, a man in a Brooks Robinson jersey leaned against the No. 5 Hall of Fame sculpture...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez allows two homers in debut as Orioles lose to Red Sox, 6-2

    Ubaldo Jimenez allows two homers in debut as Orioles lose to Red Sox, 6-2
    During Ubaldo Jimenez’s highly-anticipated Orioles debut on Wednesday night, the right-hander showed the home crowd at Camden Yards flashes of why the Orioles signed him to most lucrative deal given a free-agent starting pitcher in club history....
  • What they're saying about the Orioles

    What they're saying about the Orioles
    A collection of what other media outlets are saying about the Orioles as they prepare to complete their road trip with a 7:05 p.m. game against the New York Yankees tonight: * While Orioles fans wait for Manny Machado to return to the lineup, they can...