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  • Orioles slugger Chris Davis says ninth-inning bunt attempt 'was my best shot'

    Orioles slugger Chris Davis says ninth-inning bunt attempt 'was my best shot'

    With five runs in the ninth inning Friday night, the Orioles cut the Houston Astros’ lead to just one run, quickly making an early rout into a winnable game with two of their top sluggers due up. But the Orioles’ 8-7 loss to the Astros ended with Mark Trumbo’s strikeout after first baseman Chris...

  • Orioles minor league report: Bowie's David Hess turning season around

    Orioles minor league report: Bowie's David Hess turning season around

    Triple-A Norfolk Infielder Chris Johnson, 32, is heating up after his return late last month from a broken arm. Johnson, who missed over two months with the injury, had eight hits in his five games entering Friday to bring his average back up to .295. He batted .404 in 13 games before the weekend...

  • Orioles notes: Welington Castillo, Rubén Tejada heating up at the plate

    Orioles notes: Welington Castillo, Rubén Tejada heating up at the plate

    Welington Castillo’s first three-hit game in more than two months on Thursday capped a stretch that showed signs the Orioles catcher is breaking out of a deep offensive slump that plagued him since his second stint on the disabled list in early June. After Castillo’s three hits in the Orioles’...

  • Catching up with ... former Oriole Tom Shopay

    Catching up with ... former Oriole Tom Shopay

    The fan mail rolls in, maybe 20 cards a month to Tom Shopay's home in Miami, Fla. His autograph is what people want and Shopay, a .201 lifetime hitter, is happy to oblige. Some folks compliment him on his baseball success. "I'm thinking, 'Have they got the right guy?'" said Shopay, 72. Others sum...

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  • Remembering 2,131: Memories of Cal Ripken Jr.'s magical night

    Remembering 2,131: Memories of Cal Ripken Jr.'s magical night

    It has been two decades since Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, but for those who were at Camden Yards on the night Ripken stepped into history, the memories are still vivid. Twenty years later, some are still connected to the Orioles franchise. But one resounding theme most...

  • Twenty years after 2,131, Cal Ripken Jr. looks back at post-playing career, ahead to future

    Twenty years after 2,131, Cal Ripken Jr. looks back at post-playing career, ahead to future

    When Cal Ripken Jr. retired in 2001, there was an overwhelming sentiment about his future: No matter what he did post-playing career, baseball's Iron Man would be successful. His drive, work ethic and insatiable curiosity continue to be on display as he recently turned 55. Whether it's as a business...

  • Twenty years after 2,131, Orioles celebrate Cal Ripken Jr.'s 'superhuman' accomplishment

    Twenty years after 2,131, Orioles celebrate Cal Ripken Jr.'s 'superhuman' accomplishment

    Cal Ripken Jr. kept us all in suspense for the 13 years leading up to the night he broke Lou Gehrig's supposedly unbreakable consecutive-games record, so why should Tuesday night have been any different? Ripken conceded a few minutes before the 20th anniversary celebration of that moment that he...

  • The importance of the Streak that likely will stand forever

    The importance of the Streak that likely will stand forever

    If you take Cal Ripken Jr. at his word, his quest to become baseball's all-time iron man was not a quest at all. He would tell you — and he did many times after the Streak took on a life of its own — that his only obsession was with playing on that day, not the ones that came after or the ones...

  • Orioles honor Cal Ripken Jr., mark 20th anniversary of 2,131

    Orioles honor Cal Ripken Jr., mark 20th anniversary of 2,131

    As a video commemorating Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,131st consecutive game played on the video board at Camden Yards before Tuesday’s game, Ripken sat inside a VIP room under the seating bowl and watched quietly, reliving the historic moment of 20 years ago on a television set.  Ripken admitted to getting...

  • Twenty years later, Cal Ripken Jr. reflects on 2,131

    Twenty years later, Cal Ripken Jr. reflects on 2,131

    Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. has been thinking a lot about his playing career lately — partly because the media keep asking him about it. We have an infatuation with round numbers and anniversaries of historic events, and, for Baltimore, one of the most monumental is quickly approaching:...

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