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  • How the Orioles fared through 130 games in seasons they made the playoffs

    How the Orioles fared through 130 games in seasons they made the playoffs 

    After a long, ugly win Tuesday night, the Orioles continue their four-game...

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    Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb compares Orioles to last season's Boston Red Sox

    Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb compares Orioles to last season's Boston Red Sox 

    Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb obviously didn’t have one of his better nights Tuesday against the Orioles at Camden Yards, lasting just four innings. And his Rays aren’t what we all expected they would be this year, losing 4-2 on...

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    Orioles' Chris Tillman continues to excel with Nick Hundley behind the plate

    Orioles' Chris Tillman continues to excel with Nick Hundley behind the plate 

    After another quality start Monday night, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman again gave credit to catcher Nick Hundley for being “right on with every pitch.”

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    Fans' concern after sweep 'means you've raised expectations,' Buck Showalter says

    Fans' concern after sweep 'means you've raised expectations,' Buck Showalter says 

    After Monday’s 9-1 win against the Tampa Bay Rays that snapped a three-game losing streak, several Orioles talked in postgame interviews about how they felt like fans were panicking.

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    Dariel Alvarez, six other Orioles minor leaguers to play in Arizona Fall League

    Dariel Alvarez, six other Orioles minor leaguers to play in Arizona Fall League

    The Arizona Fall League rosters were announced Tuesday, and seven Orioles minor leaguers will represent the organization with the Glendale Desert Dogs this season.

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    After hitting five HRs Monday, Orioles don't change lineup much Tuesday

    After hitting five HRs Monday, Orioles don't change lineup much Tuesday 

    The Orioles hit five home runs and scored nine runs against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

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    Blue Jays designate Nolan Reimold for assignment

    Blue Jays designate Nolan Reimold for assignment

    Outfielder Nolan Reimold, whom the Toronto Blue Jays claimed off waivers from the Orioles in July, was designated for assignment Tuesday, the Blue Jays announced.

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    Return to Camden Yards allows Orioles to have short memory of road trip

    Return to Camden Yards allows Orioles to have short memory of road trip 

    Maybe just a night sleeping in their own beds was all the Orioles needed for their bats to wake up following a weekend of Chicago slumber at Wrigley Field.

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    Adam Jones' spectacular double play draws rave reviews from teammates

    Adam Jones' spectacular double play draws rave reviews from teammates 

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    Orioles make history with home runs against Tampa Bay Rays on Monday

    Orioles make history with home runs against Tampa Bay Rays on Monday 

    The Orioles scored just four runs in their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field over the weekend. But the club's power was on display with its return to Camden Yards on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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    Buck Showalter talks about potential call-ups when rosters expand next week

    Buck Showalter talks about potential call-ups when rosters expand next week 

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the club nearly has decided which players will be promoted once rosters expand Monday.

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    Manny Machado leaving Orioles for surgery, might not return until postseason

    Manny Machado leaving Orioles for surgery, might not return until postseason 

    Manny Machado’s decision to have surgery on his right knee already has ended his season, and the timing of the procedure -- and its recovery -- might prevent the third baseman from being with the Orioles through the end of the regular season.

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    Chris Davis batting seventh (and the rest of the Orioles lineup)

    Chris Davis batting seventh (and the rest of the Orioles lineup) 

    The Orioles are back at Camden Yards for an 11-game homestand.

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    As Orioles return home, Chris Davis' offensive struggles are still a major issue

    As Orioles return home, Chris Davis' offensive struggles are still a major issue 

    The Orioles are back home after their first losing road trip of the season and will open an 11-game homestand Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez 'felt good' in relief appearance Saturday

    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez 'felt good' in relief appearance Saturday 

    CHICAGO -- Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez said his transition to the bullpen was made easier Saturday when the Orioles brought him in following their three-hour, nine-minute rain delay.

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    Orioles' Manny Machado to have knee surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles

    Orioles' Manny Machado to have knee surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles 

    CHICAGO -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado’s season-ending right knee surgery is scheduled to be performed Wednesday in Los Angeles, manager Buck Showalter announced Sunday before the Orioles’ 2-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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    Taking another look at life without Manny Machado

    Taking another look at life without Manny Machado 

    CHICAGO -- With Manny Machado out for the season and facing right knee surgery, Chris Davis could see a lot of time at third base over the season’s final five weeks and any postseason run.

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    For Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz, Wrigley Field 'feels a bit like winter ball'

    For Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz, Wrigley Field 'feels a bit like winter ball' 

    CHICAGO — Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz, who set a career high with his 34th homer of the season in Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, said playing at Wrigley Field offers an atmosphere unique from other ballparks.

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    Rain delay in Orioles' game against Cubs at Wrigley Field now over

    Rain delay in Orioles' game against Cubs at Wrigley Field now over 

    CHICAGO – The Orioles' game against the Chicago Cubs this afternoon was delayed more than three hours by rain, with the Orioles trailing 4-2 at the end of the second inning. Play resumed at 5:31 local time (6:31 in Baltimore).

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    More from Orioles third baseman Manny Machado on his surgery

    More from Orioles third baseman Manny Machado on his surgery 

    CHICAGO — Here’s a complete transcript of what Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had to say before today’s game against the Chicago Cubs regarding his decision to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a partially torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his right knee. Machado said he hopes to have the procedure done next week in Los Angeles.

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    After partial tear of ligament, Manny Machado said he had no choice but season-ending knee surgery

    After partial tear of ligament, Manny Machado said he had no choice but season-ending knee surgery 

    CHICAGO — Once an MRI revealed a partially torn ligament in his right knee, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado knew it was possible that his season was over. But with the Orioles on the verge of their first American League East title in 17 years, Machado hoped rest and treatment would resolve the injury quickly enough to allow him to be a part of a possible postseason run.

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    Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez back with major league club

    Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez back with major league club 

    CHICAGO — Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez was back in the Orioles' clubhouse on Saturday morning after nearly two weeks in the minor leagues.

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    Starting lineups for Orioles vs. Cubs

    CHICAGO – Here are the lineups for the Orioles' game this afternoon against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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    Rule on home-plate collisions still unclear to Orioles manager Buck Showalter

    Rule on home-plate collisions still unclear to Orioles manager Buck Showalter 

    CHICAGO — Orioles manager Buck Showalter still is trying to figure out baseball’s new rule on home plate collisions.

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    Manny Machado to have season-ending surgery on right knee, source says

    Manny Machado to have season-ending surgery on right knee, source says 

    CHICAGO – The Orioles hoped to have third baseman Manny Machado back from a right knee injury sometime next month, but any postseason run for the Orioles will be without their 22-year-old 2013 All-Star and Platinum Glove winner.

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    Orioles lineups, thoughts on Wrigley and an update on Manny Machado

    Orioles lineups, thoughts on Wrigley and an update on Manny Machado 

    CHICAGO – The Orioles are making their first trip to Wrigley Field since June 2008 for the three-game series against the Cubs that begins Friday afternoon.

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    Thoughts and observations as Orioles head into interleague series against the Cubs

    Thoughts and observations as Orioles head into interleague series against the Cubs 

    CHICAGO – Sometimes when you’re in the middle of the baseball season, it takes a day off to take a step back and really look at what’s going on.

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    Triple-A Norfolk pitcher Mike Wright falls one strike short of throwing no-hitter

    Triple-A Norfolk pitcher Mike Wright falls one strike short of throwing no-hitter 

    Orioles pitching prospect Mike Wright was one strike away from throwing a no-hitter for Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday night in a 5-2 win over the Durham Bulls.

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    Orioles minor league catcher Alex Murphy likely out for season with shoulder injury

    Orioles minor league catcher Alex Murphy likely out for season with shoulder injury 

    CHICAGO -- Orioles minor league catcher Alex Murphy suffered an injury to his left shoulder over the weekend that likely will end his season at short-season Single-A Aberdeen.

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    With rotation continuing to go deep in games, Orioles utilizing bullpen pieces to perfection in late-inning chess matches

    With rotation continuing to go deep in games, Orioles utilizing bullpen pieces to perfection in late-inning chess matches 

    CHICAGO – The first half of the Orioles’ six-game, weeklong trip to Chicago was a success in more ways than one.

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    Orioles to face Jake Arrieta, Tsuyoshi Wada in series vs. Chicago Cubs

    Orioles to face Jake Arrieta, Tsuyoshi Wada in series vs. Chicago Cubs 

    CHICAGO -- The Orioles will play against two familiar faces in their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this weekend. Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta is scheduled to start Friday’s series opener, and left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada is set to start Sunday.

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    Ubaldo Jimenez disappointed in bullpen demotion, but 'no time to be selfish'

    Ubaldo Jimenez disappointed in bullpen demotion, but 'no time to be selfish' 

    CHICAGO – A day after being demoted to the bullpen for the first time in his major league career, the disappointment in Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez’s voice was unmistakable.

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    With Wei-Yin Chen on the mound, Orioles go for sweep against Chicago White Sox

    With Wei-Yin Chen on the mound, Orioles go for sweep against Chicago White Sox 

    CHICAGO – After going 2-for-4 with his third home run in the Orioles’ 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, Nick Hundley is back behind the plate in tonight's series finale at U.S. Cellular Field.

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    ABOUT THE BLOGGERS

    Eduardo A. Encina left the Florida sun in 2012 to return home and cover the Orioles. A Jessup native and University of Maryland graduate, Encina previously covered another AL East team, the Tampa Bay Rays, for the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune.

    Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 16 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 12 seasons, including the past eight with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

    Dean Jones Jr. is the sports content editor overseeing Orioles coverage. A Towson University graduate, he started working at The Baltimore Sun in 2007. He previously managed high school sports coverage and also covered the Orioles minor league teams.

    Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for decades. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer.

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