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  • Orioles receive Group B draft pick in competitive balance lottery and other notes

    Orioles receive Group B draft pick in competitive balance lottery and other notes

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The competitive balance draft pick the Orioles received last season proved to be a valuable asset at the trade deadline.

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    Jonathan Schoop has given Orioles big homers, still looking for consistency at the plate

    Jonathan Schoop has given Orioles big homers, still looking for consistency at the plate 

    ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Jonathan Schoop’s batting average might not be where he’d like it, but the Orioles second baseman has had a flair for big hits in critical times.

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    Orioles learn the hard way about blinding light at Angel Stadium of Anaheim

    Orioles learn the hard way about blinding light at Angel Stadium of Anaheim 

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When the Orioles go on the road, detailed scouting reports tell them intricate details about not only opposing players but also visiting ballparks.

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    Using Nelson Cruz at DH allows Orioles to keep his bat in lineup late in games

    Using Nelson Cruz at DH allows Orioles to keep his bat in lineup late in games 

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Nelson Cruz, who has spent the year splitting time in left field with Steve Pearce and David Lough, made his seventh consecutive start at designated hitter Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels.

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    Manny Machado is 'day-to-day' after being scratched Tuesday with back spasms

    Manny Machado is 'day-to-day' after being scratched Tuesday with back spasms 

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was scratched just before the first pitch of Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels with a sudden case of lower back tightness.

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    Orioles option right-hander Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk

    Orioles option right-hander Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Orioles optioned right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk in order to make roster space for right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who started Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

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    After winning series opener, Orioles turn to Miguel Gonzalez on Tuesday vs. Angels

    After winning series opener, Orioles turn to Miguel Gonzalez on Tuesday vs. Angels

    ANAHEIM, Calif – After winning the opener of their three-game series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Orioles will turn to Orange County resident Miguel Gonzalez to lead them to victory against the Los Angeles Angels tonight.

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    Adam Jones wins MLB Players Alumni Association Heart and Hustle Award

    Adam Jones wins MLB Players Alumni Association Heart and Hustle Award 

    On Tuesday, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association named center fielder Adam Jones as the Orioles’ recipient of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award.

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    Orioles closer Zach Britton fights off numbness after comebacker to close out 4-2 win in Anaheim

    Orioles closer Zach Britton fights off numbness after comebacker to close out 4-2 win in Anaheim 

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – When Orioles closer Zach Britton took a comebacker off the inside of his right elbow in the ninth inning of Monday's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels, he made sure he got the out before giving in to the pain.

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    Orioles manager Buck Showalter would 'trade for Joe All-Star' but at what price?

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter would 'trade for Joe All-Star' but at what price? 

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — With the Orioles currently atop the American League East, it might be tempting for the team to orchestrate a deal as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches.

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    Orioles option Steve Clevenger, recall Bud Norris for tonight's start vs. Angels

    Orioles option Steve Clevenger, recall Bud Norris for tonight's start vs. Angels 

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – In order to make a room for Bud Norris from Double-A Bowie to make Monday’s start, the Orioles optioned catcher Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk before the game.

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    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman intends to learn from shaky outing against Oakland

    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman intends to learn from shaky outing against Oakland 

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The biggest sign of Kevin Gausman's growth this season might be the moxie he has shown with his ability to get out of trouble.

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    Orioles' Bud Norris ready for return to major leagues Monday vs. Angels

    Orioles' Bud Norris ready for return to major leagues Monday vs. Angels 

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Bud Norris, who was optioned to Double-A Bowie on July 10 so that he could pitch over the All-Star break, rejoined the club Sunday in Oakland.

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    Confusion in third inning Sunday after Adam Jones forgets number of outs

    Confusion in third inning Sunday after Adam Jones forgets number of outs 

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- A peculiar play unfolded in the third inning of Sunday's game when the Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson hit a fly ball to center fielder Adam Jones with one out and runners at first and third base.

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    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez won't pitch in minor league rehab game Wednesday

    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez won't pitch in minor league rehab game Wednesday 

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is continuing to progress in his recovery from a right ankle injury, but he will not make a minor league rehabilitation start Wednesday as was hoped after testing the ankle in a pregame bullpen session Sunday.

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    With Kevin Gausman on the mound Sunday, Orioles aim for series win in Oakland

    With Kevin Gausman on the mound Sunday, Orioles aim for series win in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The Orioles hope to escape O.co Coliseum with a series win in Sunday’s series finale against the Oakland Athletics.

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    Looking at the Orioles' rebound wins after walk-off losses

    Looking at the Orioles' rebound wins after walk-off losses

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Once again, the Orioles bounced back from a tough loss Saturday night, putting Friday night’s nightmare ending behind them with a commanding, 8-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

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    After breakthrough win vs. Athletics, Orioles' Kevin Gausman set to face Oakland again

    After breakthrough win vs. Athletics, Orioles' Kevin Gausman set to face Oakland again 

    The last time right-hander Kevin Gausman faced the Oakland Athletics, he shut down the best team in baseball in one of the best outings of his career.

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    Does Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett fit with the Orioles at the trade deadline?

    Does Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett fit with the Orioles at the trade deadline? 

    OAKLAND, Calif. — With the nonwaiver trade deadline around the corner, we have our latest rumor about veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett pitching for the Orioles.

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    Report: Orioles, Phillies in 'preliminary' talks on trade involving right-hander A.J. Burnett

    Report: Orioles, Phillies in 'preliminary' talks on trade involving right-hander A.J. Burnett 

    The Orioles have been in trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies about acquiring starting right-hander A.J. Burnett, according to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi.

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    Orioles closer Zach Britton says he will learn from tough blown save Friday night

    Orioles closer Zach Britton says he will learn from tough blown save Friday night 

    OAKLAND, Calif. — A day after blowing his third save opportunity of the season in a 5-4, walk-off loss Friday to the Oakland Athletics, Orioles closer Zach Britton wanted to get back on the mound as soon as possible.

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    After walk-off loss, Orioles see familiar face in A's Hammel

    After walk-off loss, Orioles see familiar face in A's Hammel

    As they try to rebound from a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum, the Orioles will face right-hander Jason Hammel – Baltimore's Opening Day starter in 2013 – for the first time this season.

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    One pitch costs Orioles closer Zach Britton in walk-off loss to Athletics

    One pitch costs Orioles closer Zach Britton in walk-off loss to Athletics

    Before Friday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics, Orioles manager Buck Showalter talked about how difficult it is to get a reliever back into a routine after the All-Star break.

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    A's fans let Manny Machado hear it early on in Oakland

    A's fans let Manny Machado hear it early on in Oakland 

    OAKLAND, CALIF. – Any question as to whether Oakland Athletics fans had forgotten about Manny Machado’s bat toss and confrontation with A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson last month were answered quickly Friday night in the Orioles' series opener here. 

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    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez could pitch minor league rehab game by middle of next week

    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez could pitch minor league rehab game by middle of next week

    OAKLAND, Calif. — After throwing off a mound for the first time since going on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle, Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez could pitch a minor league rehabilitation game by the middle of next week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday.

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    Orioles open up second half in Oakland against unfamiliar foe

    Orioles open up second half in Oakland against unfamiliar foe

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Orioles open the second half of their season tonight in Oakland, their first stop in a three-city, 10-game West Coast road trip.

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    Continuing to play matchups will help Orioles maneuver six starting pitchers in second half

    Continuing to play matchups will help Orioles maneuver six starting pitchers in second half

    OAKLAND – A few days before the All-Star break, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that there will be several starting pitchers available before the trade deadline who won't be as good at the team's existing six starting pitchers.

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    As Orioles prepare for Oakland, Machado says he has moved on from incident

    As Orioles prepare for Oakland, Machado says he has moved on from incident

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- When the Orioles open the second half Friday at the O.co Coliseum, it also marks third baseman Manny Machado’s first game against the Oakland Athletics since June 8, when he was ejected for tossing his bat, an incident that led to a five-game suspension and heavy criticism from Oakland players.

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    Orioles announce 60th anniversary event for Aug. 8 game vs. Cardinals

    Orioles announce 60th anniversary event for Aug. 8 game vs. Cardinals

    The Orioles have been celebrating their 60th anniversary in Baltimore all season long with patches on the right sleeve of their game jerseys.

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    Which Oriole will improve the most in the second half?

    Which Oriole will improve the most in the second half?

    I was doing a radio segment on 105.7 The Fan on Thursday night when host Terry Ford asked me an interesting question.

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    How the Orioles fared through 94 games in seasons they made the playoffs

    How the Orioles fared through 94 games in seasons they made the playoffs

    We're at the All-Star break, so it's a good time to once again check the Orioles' progress against previous teams who made the playoffs in franchise history.

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    Orioles' Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones combine to go 0-for-4 in All-Star Game

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones combine to go 0-for-4 in All-Star Game

    Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and center fielder Adam Jones, the Orioles' two representatives who played in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, had similar results in each of their two at-bats during the annual event.

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    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig discussed MASN TV dispute, future All-Star sites

    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig discussed MASN TV dispute, future All-Star sites

    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig told a group of reporters Tuesday in Minneapolis that he believes there will be a resolution in the ongoing dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals over Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights by the time he leaves office.

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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.

    Search our new database for every home run hit by the O's and the opposition — home and away — since 1992.