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Taking a look at the Orioles' important West Coast road trip

Minutes after the Orioles’ weeklong homestand ended with a 6-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, manager Buck Showalter’s mind was already on to the team’s next challenge, their nine-game, 10-day West Coast road trip to Oakland, Anaheim and Seattle.

“I've moved onto Oakland,” Showalter said when asked to put the team’s 5-2 homestand in perspective. “If you go in there and ask our guys would they have taken...

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Tyler Wilson to start Monday in Oakland; Tillman slated for Friday

Rookie right-hander Tyler Wilson will start against the Oakland Athletics in ther series opener Monday in place of Chris Tillman, whose turn in the rotation will be skipped because of a nagging left ankle injury.

Wilson joined the club on Sunday and will be officially recalled before Monday’s game.

Tillman sprained his left ankle coming off the mound to cover first base on the final pitch of his outing...

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Kevin Gausman has been terrific at Camden Yards this season

For a guy who said he used to fear giving up home runs at Camden Yards, right-hander Kevin Gausman is putting those jitters to rest.

In his third year in the majors, the 24-year-old boasts an 0.86 ERA over three starts at home (21 innings) this season.

Saturday night offered another strong showing at Oriole Park, this time before a sellout crowd. Gausman hurled seven innings, allowing two runs on...

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Orioles notebook: Chris Tillman expected to have his next start pushed back

Chris Tillman has continued to see improvement with his sprained left ankle, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he doesn’t expect the right-hander to make his scheduled start Monday in Oakland. Tillman suffered the injury in the ninth inning of his start Wednesday and missed his scheduled work day.

“We would definitely want him to test that,” Showalter said. “There is two parts to that. One, you...

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Orioles place Mike Wright on DL, call up reliever Jorge Rondon

The Orioles recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Norfolk Saturday after placing right-hander Mike Wright on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf.

Wright left Friday night’s game in the fifth inning with what the team originally called a left calf cramp. Wright had been called up before the contest to provide depth to the bullpen.

Rondon, who the Orioles claimed off waivers...

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Orioles notes and observations on Wright, Parra, Givens and Parmelee

One of the reasons the Orioles felt comfortable trading reliever Tommy Hunter is because they felt like they had enough depth in the minors that they could replace his innings and be able to more freely shuttle pieces up and down to keep the bullpen fresh.

That theory could be tested as soon as Saturday.

Mike Wright, who was recalled from Triple-A on Friday as part of the roster shuffling caused by...

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