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  • 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...
  • Orioles drop series finale to Blue Jays and fall out of first place in AL East

    Orioles drop series finale to Blue Jays and fall out of first place in AL East
    TORONTO — Inside the cramped visiting clubhouse at "PLREC000155">Rogers Centre, the Orioles quickly packed their equipment bags, eager to get back home to Baltimore. Despite a disappointing 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night, the...
  • Manny Machado's 14th-inning single clinches the Orioles' first non-losing season since 1997

    Manny Machado's 14th-inning single clinches the Orioles' first non-losing season since 1997
    The Orioles’ 3-2 extra-inning win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon was a long time coming — in more ways than one. The Orioles needed 14 innings — and five hours and 14 minutes — to complete a three-game sweep of...
  • Jason Hammel re-injures right knee in Orioles' 9-2 win over Rays

    Jason Hammel re-injures right knee in Orioles' 9-2 win over Rays
    On a night when the Orioles regained a share of first place in the American League East, another humongous win was overshadowed by another scary injury. Three nights after the Orioles lost right fielder Nick Markakis for the rest of the regular season,...
  • Orioles show the healing power of the home run

    Orioles show the healing power of the home run
    The Orioles know they’ve got another big mountain to climb now that it appears they will spend the rest of the regular season without sizzling lead-off hitter Nick Markakis and rotation cornerstone Jason Hammel. Hammel said after Tuesday night&...