| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:51 PM
The Orioles entered Friday night’s series opener against the Oakland A's with a 41-0 record when leading after eight innings.
Their 14-9 loss changed that, as All-Star closer Jim Johnson gave up six runs in the ninth, the most in his major league...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Wei-Yin Chen didn’t come to the Orioles with the reputation of being a strikeout pitcher, but after Sunday afternoon’s record-breaking performance, perhaps that may begin to change.
The 27-year-old lefty from Taiwan has often deflected...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 2:51 PM
You can't quite see it from here, but the finish line is about to appear in the distance for baseball's oversized pack of contenders.
The collapses by the Red Sox and Braves last season caution against reaching any conclusions at this point. But for...
| Oct 7, 2012
At the risk of messing with the sabermetric lobby, Mike Trout wasn't the biggest difference-maker in baseball this season.
No, this is not just another plug for Miguel Cabrera and calculations you can do in your head. It's actually an endorsement for...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:00 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
Orioles beat Rays, 1-0, to stay alive in division race...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The Oakland A’s have completed one of the more improbable regular seasons in Major League Baseball history by beating the Texas Rangers 12-5 Wednesday afternoon to win the American League West pennant.
The 162 game schedule game down to the last...
| Oct 7, 2012
DETROIT — On the American League side of October, the handwriting is already on the wall.
This sets up to be a playoff showcase for home run hitters and Justin Verlander.
The Tigers' dominator is in a group of five guys who seem likely to be...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:29 PM
For the first time in nearly seven years, the Orioles had a chance to go six games over .500 on Friday night. Instead, they received a middling performance from their de facto ace while their offense provided less pop than the plate umpire.
| Apr 29, 2012
| 4:11 PM
As Wilson Betemit rounded third, he flung his batting helmet in the air and charged headfirst into the mob awaiting him at home plate.
A remarkable comeback struck quickly -- the stadium siren blaring and the seating bowl fervent -- with the Orioles,...
| May 29, 2012
| 5:53 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Matt Capps came to the mound for Minnesota with the familiar soundtrack of Metallica music and a round of boos.
Nobody at Target Field was cheering louder at the end than his teammates.
Justin Morneau’s tying double in the...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 2:40 PM
The struggling Oakland Athletics took advantage of some bumbling Kansas City defense to pile up their most offense in more than three weeks, helping them snap a nine-game losing streak with a 9-3 victory over the Royals on Saturday.
Brandon McCarthy (4-...