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  • Orioles bullpen comes through again, but...

    Orioles bullpen comes through again, but...
       The Orioles had every right to strut out of Fenway Park on Friday night after the bullpen pitched eight scoreless innings in a 6-4 extra-inning victory over the banged-up Boston Red Sox, but there's a cloud inside that silver lining.    Trust me, I...
  • Orioles' bullpen shuts down the Red Sox in extra innings

    Orioles' bullpen shuts down the Red Sox in extra innings
    BOSTON – The clock crept on midnight at Fenway Park – and most of the announced sellout crowd of 37,223 – was likely dozing off. But it was the Orioles bullpen that put the Red Sox bats to sleep Friday night, throwing eight shutout...
  • Add pitching to the Orioles' problems after 7-2 loss to Indians

    Add pitching to the Orioles' problems after 7-2 loss to Indians
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter calls it “having too much want-to,” those critical moments when his players' effort doesn't match up with their execution. He's had to use the phrase far too often over the past 12 games. The offense's...
  • Jim Johnson says he's ready to get back on the mound

    Jim Johnson says he's ready to get back on the mound
    Orioles closer Jim Johnson, who hasn’t pitched since April 22 and spent four days in the hospital last week with food poisoning, said he threw a second bullpen session Sunday and is ready to get back into a game. “It seems like it has been...
  • Orioles trade reliever Luis Ayala to Braves for minor league left-handed reliever

    Orioles trade reliever Luis Ayala to Braves for minor league left-handed reliever
    BOSTON -- The Orioles traded veteran reliever Luis Ayala to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, receiving minor league left-handed reliever Chris Jones in return. But the move was less about unloading Ayala than it was allowing the Orioles the opportunity to...
  • Trade shows faith in lefty T.J. McFarland, but Orioles' Rule 5 pick knows he still has to perform

    Trade shows faith in lefty T.J. McFarland, but Orioles' Rule 5 pick knows he still has to perform
    BOSTON -- The Orioles’ trade of veteran right-hander reliever Luis Ayala allowed the team the get back to a conventional 12-pitcher staff and seven-man bullpen – and the move was also a show of confidence in Rule 5 pick T.J. McFarland....
  • Miguel Gonzalez's start moved from Wednesday to Friday

    Miguel Gonzalez's start moved from Wednesday to Friday
    Miguel Gonzalez, who was scheduled to start Wednesday, will now start on Friday at Yankee Stadium in the series opener there. Gonzalez was 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA at Yankee Stadium in the regular season last year and threw seven innings of one-run ball in the...
  • Orioles claim reliever Alex Burnett off waivers from Blue Jays

    Orioles claim reliever Alex Burnett off waivers from Blue Jays
    NEW YORK -- The Orioles have claimed right-hander Alex Burnett off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, the club announced before Friday’s game at Yankee Stadium. In order to make room for Burnett, who will report to Triple-A Norfolk, on the 40-man...
  • Is lack of postseason experience good or bad for Orioles?

    Is lack of postseason experience good or bad for Orioles?
    When the playoff microscope gets rolled out next week and experts begin to dissect the Orioles — assuming they hold on to at least an American League wild-card spot — one of the primary criticisms is going to be the club's overall lack of...
  • Adam Jones' 11th-inning homer gives the Orioles another extra-inning win in Seattle

    Adam Jones' 11th-inning homer gives the Orioles another extra-inning win in Seattle
    SEATTLE – Hitting his 30th home run of the season means something to Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, he’s not going to lie. But what really matters is when it happened and what it means to this surprising season. Jones’ career-...
  • Orioles fans are buying in to playoff hopes

    Orioles fans are buying in to playoff hopes
    It's early fall in Baltimore, that time of year when purple banners, car flags and sweatshirts normally dominate the landscape, as surely as the colors are soon to hit the trees. But Charm City isn't just NFL country now. In grade schools and taverns, at...