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  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter throws away the book against Nationals

    They call them the unwritten rules of baseball, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter obviously thinks even unwritten rules are made to be broken. He ordered an intentional walk to slumping Bryce Harper in the eighth inning Thursday night, even though...
  • Orioles' intentional-walk gamble pays off again as bullpen comes up big

    Orioles' intentional-walk gamble pays off again as bullpen comes up big
    For the second time in three games against the Washington Nationals, Orioles manager Buck Showalter chose to intentionally walk slumping outfielder Bryce Harper and take his chances against the rest of Washington’s lineup. And again, Showalter&...
  • Nick Hundley hits walk-off single as Orioles open Yankees series with 3-2 win in 10 innings

    Nick Hundley hits walk-off single as Orioles open Yankees series with 3-2 win in 10 innings
    By definition, it was the New York Yankees who were in pinstripes at Camden Yards for the Orioles’ 3-2 win in 10 innings Friday night. Their fans, as always, were out in abundance, making up at least half of the sellout crowd. But these weren't...
  • Orioles thoughts and observations: pitching vs. Yankees, 2012 comparisons and Showalter's retort

    Orioles thoughts and observations: pitching vs. Yankees, 2012 comparisons and Showalter's retort
    The New York Yankees typically are known as a patient team at the plate, one that works counts and fouls off pitches to extend opponents’ pitch counts. Not so in the Orioles’ 3-2, walk-off win in 10 innings Friday night at Camden Yards....
  • Zach Britton talks about Kevin Gausman's demotion

    Over the weekend I received a whole lot of correspondence about the Orioles' decision to send right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday night despite the fact that he pitched well in his past three starts. I tried to explain that it was...
  • Coffee Companion (6/23): U.S. draws Portugal, Orioles solve Tanaka in rout

    Coffee Companion (6/23): U.S. draws Portugal, Orioles solve Tanaka in rout
    I don't really have cute in me today. This is the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's local sports headlines. - Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal broke American hearts last night with a late equalizer to give the U.S. a 2-2 draw. As always,...
  • Orioles' Bud Norris won't start Friday, to undergo MRI on Thursday

    Orioles' Bud Norris won't start Friday, to undergo MRI on Thursday
    After he was scratched Wednesday from his scheduled start Friday, Orioles right-hander Bud Norris will undergo an MRI for his right groin injury during Thursday’s day off. Norris threw a bullpen session before Wednesday night's game to test the...
  • Orioles hit two homers in 4-1 win over Tampa Bay to split doubleheader

    Orioles hit two homers in 4-1 win over Tampa Bay to split doubleheader
    As the Orioles approach the midway point of the regular season, it’s become clear that they’re a team that relies heavily on the home run while struggling to manufacture runs consistently. It can lead to some frustrating stretches of...
  • Orioles hit 3 HRs, T.J. McFarland pitches five innings in 8-3 win over Rangers

    Orioles hit 3 HRs, T.J. McFarland pitches five innings in 8-3 win over Rangers
    As the temperature rises every summer in Baltimore, so does the number of balls that carry out of Camden Yards. Hits similar to ones that landed at the warning track two weeks ago are now finding their way into the seats. And the Orioles lineup is built...
  • Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?

    Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?
    Five Orioles made the All-Star Game last year in New York. That won’t happen again July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. This year, the Orioles will have one All-Star for sure: Nelson Cruz, who is nearly 1 million votes ahead of the Boston Red...
  • Orioles thoughts: Beating the Blue Jays, Nick Markakis, Kevin Gausman and AC/DC

    Orioles thoughts: Beating the Blue Jays, Nick Markakis, Kevin Gausman and AC/DC
    I realize that it is almost comical to be checking the American League East standings right now. It’s mid-June. These teams, with the exception of the surprisingly bad Tampa Bay Rays, are bunched up. And they will play each other so many more...