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  • Adam Jones hits a pair of two-run home runs in Orioles' 4-2 victory over Angels

    Adam Jones hits a pair of two-run home runs in Orioles' 4-2 victory over Angels
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Orioles center fielderĀ Adam Jones wasn’t worried at all that participating in the All-Star Game Home Run Derby would mess with his swing in the second half of the season. Jones said he seldom deviates from his swing-from-the-...
  • It's a different team, but the Orioles are starting to resemble the 2012 squad

    It's a different team, but the Orioles are starting to resemble the 2012 squad
    This isn’t the same Orioles team that went to the playoffs in 2012, but there is some resemblance between this year's squad and that one. The Orioles improved to 16-11 this season in games decided by one or two runs with Monday’s comeback...
  • Orioles add RHP Grant Balfour on two-year deal, lose 2B Brian Roberts to the Yankees

    Orioles add RHP Grant Balfour on two-year deal, lose 2B Brian Roberts to the Yankees
    The Orioles’ offseason overhaul took some time to gain steam, but two moves in one day have added a little more clarity to the team’s roster for next season. On Tuesday afternoon, the Orioles agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with...
  • Jim Johnson on trade: I wasn't emotional until I started getting messages from Orioles teammates

    Jim Johnson on trade: I wasn't emotional until I started getting messages from Orioles teammates
    Jim Johnson spent most of the day Tuesday at the Major League Baseball Players Association's annual executive-board meeting in La Jolla, Calif. Hours removed from the news he had been traded by the Orioles to the Oakland Athletics, word was still...
  • Dan Duquette says Orioles aren't close to signing a closer

    Dan Duquette says Orioles aren't close to signing a closer
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Signing a closer to replace former All-Star Jim Johnson is high on Dan Duquette's shopping list at this week's winter meetings, but word that the Orioles executive vice president was close to acquiring a free-agent closer...
  • Orioles fail to guarantee a home playoff game, will face Texas in wild card

    Orioles fail to guarantee a home playoff game, will face Texas in wild card
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When the Orioles left Baltimore for their final series of the regular season, manager Buck Showalter said that one of his team's main goals was to make sure it hadn't played its final game at Camden Yards of 2012. And the one...
  • Just what the commissioner ordered

    Just what the commissioner ordered
    The addition of a second wild-card team has spawned so many different playoff scenarios during the final week of the season that it’s still impossible to predict what might happen with just one regularly scheduled day left in the regular season. In...
  • Down the Stretch (Oct. 3)

    Down the Stretch (Oct. 3)
    [Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.] About last night Orioles beat Rays, 1-0, to stay alive in division race...
  • Scenarios for the final night of the regular season

    Scenarios for the final night of the regular season
    UPDATE (7:10 p.m.): The Oakland A's beat the Texas Rangers, 12-5, to win the AL West. Scenarios updated to reflect. UPDATE (5:57 p.m.): The game times for a potential AL East tiebreaker and the wild-card game have just been announced and are added below....
  • Orioles' ticket punched for Texas, one-game wild-card playoff

    Orioles' ticket punched for Texas, one-game wild-card playoff
    The Orioles have known since Sunday night that they were playoff-bound. On Wednesday night, they finally learned whom they'll play. The club will begin its first postseason in 15 years at 8:37 p.m. Friday in Arlington, Texas, where the Orioles will...
  • Tillman guides Orioles to 4-2 win, series sweep of Rangers

    Tillman guides Orioles to 4-2 win, series sweep of Rangers
    When the Orioles gathered for a workout Thursday at Rangers Ballpark for the start of the unofficial second half of the season, manager Buck Showalter gathered his team under the hot Texas sun for a brief meeting behind second base. “The look on...
  • Coco Crisp homers off Darren O'Day in 9th inning as A's beat Orioles, 2-1

    Coco Crisp homers off Darren O'Day in 9th inning as A's beat Orioles, 2-1
    Chris Tillman, who in the past year has transformed from promising arm to All-Star, shut down a dangerous Oakland Athletics lineup through eight innings Saturday afternoon for one of the Orioles' most dominating starting performances of the season. But,...