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  • Orioles release left-hander Chris Jones; lineups for Grapefruit League opener vs. Rays

    Orioles release left-hander Chris Jones; lineups for Grapefruit League opener vs. Rays
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles have released left-handed reliever Chris Jones, who was designated for assignment on Monday to make roster space for Nelson Cruz. Jones, who was acquired from the Atlanta Braves in April in exchange for Luis Ayala, was...
  • Relievers' rally railing foreshadows 13th-inning win

    Relievers' rally railing foreshadows 13th-inning win
    NEW YORK -- Relievers are usually a different breed. They spend most of the game together in the bullpen, where they make up their own activities to keep themselves occupied. But what about when nearly all of the relievers are in the dugout going into...
  • Jake Arrieta struggles again as Orioles lose to Red Sox, 6-5

    Jake Arrieta struggles again as Orioles lose to Red Sox, 6-5
    It didn't take long for right-hander Jake Arrieta to retreat to the video room inside the Orioles' clubhouse to go over another tough start Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after the Orioles' 6-5 series-finale loss to the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Joe Saunders guides Orioles to 4-0 win over Blue Jays

    Joe Saunders guides Orioles to 4-0 win over Blue Jays
    For a starting pitcher coming off a poor outing, the four days leading up to his next start are the most brutal. There’s plenty of time to think, to replay the mistakes over in your mind, to overanalyze. So these past four days were rough for...