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  • All-Stars, left-handed pitchers are Orioles' top trade chips in Double-A Bowie

    All-Stars, left-handed pitchers are Orioles' top trade chips in Double-A Bowie
    Last week’s deal between the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics, which sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for a prospect package that included top 10 prospect Addison Russell, kicked off baseball's trade season in...
  • 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...
  • Nick Hundley hits walk-off single as Orioles open Yankees series with 3-2 win in 10 innings

    Nick Hundley hits walk-off single as Orioles open Yankees series with 3-2 win in 10 innings
    By definition, it was the New York Yankees who were in pinstripes at Camden Yards for the Orioles’ 3-2 win in 10 innings Friday night. Their fans, as always, were out in abundance, making up at least half of the sellout crowd. But these weren't...
  • After blowing lead, Orioles bounce back for 7-6 win over Red Sox in 12 innings

    After blowing lead, Orioles bounce back for 7-6 win over Red Sox in 12 innings
    BOSTON -- With his team going deep into another extra-inning game at Fenway Park, Orioles manager Buck Showalter scanned the dugout and saw first baseman Chris Davis. His mind immediately went back to that 17-inning game in 2012 when he was forced to call...
  • Orioles' Nelson Cruz invited to Home Run Derby, says he likely won't participate

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz invited to Home Run Derby, says he likely won't participate
    Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz was invited to participate in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby earlier this week, but the major leagues' co-home run leader said Sunday that he likely won't take part in the event. Cruz said...
  • Orioles' Adam Jones, Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters picked as All-Star starters

    Orioles' Adam Jones, Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters picked as All-Star starters
    BOSTON -- For the second consecutive year, three Orioles players have been voted by the fans to start in the All-Star Game. Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and center fielder Adam Jones will start for the American League in this year’s Midsummer...
  • Rays' Colome outduels Orioles' Gausman in doubleheader opener

    Rays' Colome outduels Orioles' Gausman in doubleheader opener
    In a battle of minor league pitchers promoted for the afternoon game of Friday’s day-night doubleheader, the Tampa Bay Rays’ Alex Colome bested the Orioles’ Kevin Gausman. And it wasn’t close. Colome (1-0), who has spent much...
  • These Orioles have offered a lesson in nonconformity

    These Orioles have offered a lesson in nonconformity
    It has become apparent during the first three months of this season that the Orioles are determined not to conform to anyone's expectations, regardless of whether those expectations are good, bad or somewhere in between. Take the past nine days, for...
  • One out from win, Orioles lose to Yankees on Carlos Beltran's three-run homer

    One out from win, Orioles lose to Yankees on Carlos Beltran's three-run homer
    NEW YORK — The Orioles managed almost no offense Friday night. Their starting pitcher tied a career high with six walks. And yet they were close to winning. But this is Yankee Stadium, where bad things often happen to the Orioles. True to form...
  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy says struggles 'different than anything I've ever done'

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy says struggles 'different than anything I've ever done'
    NEW YORK -- Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who hit 25 home runs last year, doesn’t have any this year and his 15 RBIs are well off pace from his 76 in 2013. Hardy’s .289 batting average is above his career mark of .256 entering this year, but...
  • Orioles' Buck Showalter campaigns for Nick Markakis to make All-Star Game

    Orioles' Buck Showalter campaigns for Nick Markakis to make All-Star Game
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Right fielder Nick Markakis ranked 10th among American League outfielders in the most recent All-Star Game fan balloting, but manager Buck Showalter campaigned Wednesday for the team's longest-tenured player to make his first...
  • Kevin Gausman shuts down Rays, Nelson Cruz homers in Orioles' 2-0 victory

    Kevin Gausman shuts down Rays, Nelson Cruz homers in Orioles' 2-0 victory
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Just three batters into his outing against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman was already on the brink of disaster. From his first pitches of the day, Gausman knew the strike zone was...