Together since 2008, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis lead Orioles into playoffs

Together since 2008, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis lead Orioles into playoffs 

Adam Jones and Nick Markakis have different personalities. But when the two take the field together, they have one purpose: capturing the Orioles' first World Series title in 31 years.

Baltimore Sun predictions for Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers in AL Division Series

Baltimore Sun staff members make their predictions for the American League Division Series between the Orioles and the Detroit Tigers. The series is scheduled to begin Thursday.

Unlike 2012, Orioles hitters seek to avoid power outage in postseason this year

The Orioles have hit at least 200 home runs in three straight seasons for the first time in club history. But there is a question whether their biggest weapon will work in the postseason.

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Orioles edge Blue Jays, 1-0, in final game of regular season, prepare to face Tigers

Orioles edge Blue Jays, 1-0, in final game of regular season, prepare to face Tigers 

The Orioles played Sunday's game still not knowing their opponent in the American League Division Series. But after it ended, they learned they'll play the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards.

Orioles merchandise sales spike

Orioles merchandise sales spike 

When the Orioles won the team's first American League East division title in 17 years, many fans knew the next play.

Rain could be in forecast for Game 2 of Orioles/Tigers series

Rain could be in forecast for Game 2 of Orioles/Tigers series

If you were able to get tickets for Thursday's opening game of the American League Division Championship series between the Orioles and Detroit Tigers, you can look forward to mild, dry weather.

Howard County buildings to be illuminated in Orioles, Nationals colors

Howard County buildings to be illuminated in Orioles, Nationals colors

With both the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals advancing to the playoffs this year, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced Monday that two county buildings will be illuminated in team colors for what he hopes is a lengthy playoff run, particularly for the Orioles.

Astros hire A.J. Hinch as manager

The Houston Astros have hired A.J. Hinch as their new manager, picking the 40-year-old former major-league catcher from a list of 10 candidates interviewed to replace Bo Porter.

Wild times: Struggling A's take on fired-up Royals

Wild times: Struggling A's take on fired-up Royals

If not for the addition of a second wild-card team to the postseason, the A's would've been answering questions about one of the great collapses in baseball history instead of facing the Royals on Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo.

Twins fire Ron Gardenhire; search for successor starts Tuesday

Twins fire Ron Gardenhire; search for successor starts Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins, in the midst of the worst four-year span since the franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961, parted ways with long-time manager Ron Gardenhire Monday.

Nats' Zimmermann earns NL weekly award

Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was named National League Player of the Week for the final week of the season after throwing a no-hitter in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Miami Marlins.

With change in mechanics, Ubaldo Jimenez finds success late in season

With change in mechanics, Ubaldo Jimenez finds success late in season 

TORONTO — Even though Ubaldo Jimenez's first season in an Orioles uniform has been a rough one, the right-hander believes he has made strides in his last few outings.

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