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  • Orioles' Nelson Cruz named American League Player of the Week

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz named American League Player of the Week
    Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been named American League Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced Monday afternoon. In seven games last week, Cruz batted .476 with four home runs and eight RBIs. In that span, he had a...
  • Chris Tillman's solid start helps stop losing streak as Orioles beat Astros, 4-1, for 'needed' win

    Chris Tillman's solid start helps stop losing streak as Orioles beat Astros, 4-1, for 'needed' win
    HOUSTON — The Orioles' offense didn't exactly erupt against the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon, but it was productive enough to finally scrape out a much-needed win three days into their trip to Texas. These Orioles have drawn their share of...
  • Nelson Cruz continues to propel Orioles offense, but where would they be without him?

    Nelson Cruz continues to propel Orioles offense, but where would they be without him?
    HOUSTON – The Orioles can celebrate how their savvy free-agent signing of outfielder Nelson Cruz has paid huge dividends through the first two months of the season. They can also wonder where they’d be without him. Cruz continued to carry...
  • Searching for series split in Houston today, Orioles to face Scott Feldman

    Searching for series split in Houston today, Orioles to face Scott Feldman
    HOUSTON -- As poorly as the first two games of their four-game series here at Minute Maid Park went, the Orioles can still salvage a split with a win this afternoon against the Astros. The Orioles will have to get through a familiar foe to get that win....
  • MLB commissioner Bud Selig calls Baltimore a 'very, very viable candidate' for the 2016 All-Star Game

    MLB commissioner Bud Selig calls Baltimore a 'very, very viable candidate' for the 2016 All-Star Game
    HOUSTON -- Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said before Friday's Civil Rights Game that he sees Baltimore as a leading candidate to host the 2016 All-Star Game. “Yes, they're certainly a very, very viable candidate,” Selig said...
  • Nelson Cruz leaves game Sunday vs. Astros after being hit by pitch in left hand

    Nelson Cruz leaves game Sunday vs. Astros after being hit by pitch in left hand
    HOUSTON -- Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz, who leads the major leagues in home runs and RBIs, left Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park after he was hit by a pitch in the left hand. X-rays on Cruz's left hand performed at a...
  • Zach Britton blows first save as Orioles suffer 7-6 loss to Brewers in 10 innings

    Zach Britton blows first save as Orioles suffer 7-6 loss to Brewers in 10 innings
    MILWAUKEE -- The Orioles and the Milwaukee Brewers may not play against each other often, but they sure do make it entertaining. After the Orioles pulled off a dramatic, extra-inning victory Monday afternoon, the two were back at it Tuesday night....
  • Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities

    Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities
    There will undoubtedly be a solemn tone to this week's Civil Rights Game festivities in Houston. Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Awards recipients in a luncheon prior to...
  • Manny Machado's first career grand slam leads Orioles to 9-4 win over Astros

    Manny Machado's first career grand slam leads Orioles to 9-4 win over Astros
    HOUSTON -- When Nelson Cruz hopped out of the batter’s box and dropped to the ground, clutching his left hand in pain, Orioles manager Buck Showalter feared the worst. The Orioles have been wildly inconsistent over the first two months of the...
  • Coffee Companion (6/2): Orioles earn split with Astros

    Coffee Companion (6/2): Orioles earn split with Astros
    There's something special about weekend when you can get things done around the house and still enjoy yourself. This was one of those for me, but I'm still pretty beat. If you are as well, take a break from work with the Coffee Companion, where we recap...
  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy still searching for first homer

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy still searching for first homer
    HOUSTON – Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy batted .333 in May and continued his hot hitting with a 2-for-4 afternoon on the first day of June in the Orioles' 9-4 win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. But while the hits are coming for...
  • Orioles catcher Matt Wieters to do some light throwing Friday in Houston

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters to do some light throwing Friday in Houston
    MILWAUKEE -- Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will do some light throwing Friday before the game against the Houston Astros, manager Buck Showalter said after the club's 8-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. It will be the first time Wieters has...