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  • Morning thoughts on Jimenez, Joseph, Hardy, Flaherty and Lough

    Morning thoughts on Jimenez, Joseph, Hardy, Flaherty and Lough
    The Orioles tried to give Ubaldo Jimenez some work in a pressure-free situation Sunday afternoon, allowing the struggling right-hander to work the ninth inning with a seven-run lead. But Jimenez would last just five batters after loading the bases and...
  • Orioles pound Minnesota Twins early, hold on late for 12-8 win Sunday afternoon

    Orioles pound Minnesota Twins early, hold on late for 12-8 win Sunday afternoon
    As the Orioles enter the final month of the regular season, their accomplishments are starting to mount along with their win total. They currently have the second-best record in baseball and a nine-game lead in the American League East division. And...
  • Getting help from old and new sources, Orioles hold on for 3-2 win over Minnesota

    Getting help from old and new sources, Orioles hold on for 3-2 win over Minnesota
    During this first-place run, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is continually asked about the resiliency of his club, primarily the way it has been able to bounce back after absorbing injuries to key players. And he usually delivers the same answer: The...
  • Orioles have had preliminary extension talks with Nelson Cruz

    Orioles have had preliminary extension talks with Nelson Cruz
    While Nelson Cruz has previously made it clear that he would like to make Baltimore his long-term home, Cruz said for the first time Friday that he and the Orioles have had preliminary discussions about keeping him in an Orioles uniform beyond 2014. The...
  • Struggling Chris Davis comes through in grand fashion for Orioles in 9-1 win over Twins

    Struggling Chris Davis comes through in grand fashion for Orioles in 9-1 win over Twins
    While Chris Davis’ season has been a struggle at the plate, there’s no question the Orioles first baseman still can change a game with one swing of his bat. Davis is hitting just .189 this season, but regardless of his place in the club's...
  • Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday

    Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday
    Despite his obvious power and previous success, Orioles infielder Chris Davis has been struggling so much this season that it has become business as usual when pitchers challenge him. So, in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday,...
  • Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday

    Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday
    The Orioles’ sweep by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last weekend raised all kinds of red flags. But four days back home against the Tampa Bay Rays allowed the Orioles to get back to one of the things that has carried them to the top of the...
  • Orioles can overcome Machado being out for the rest of the season

    Orioles can overcome Machado being out for the rest of the season
    With news that Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is having surgery on his right knee and will be lost for the season, two questions immediately arise. How will this affect Machado long-term and how will this affect the Orioles short-term? Frankly,...
  • J.J. Hardy hitting well, but he said thumb injury 'is definitely not in the past'

    J.J. Hardy hitting well, but he said thumb injury 'is definitely not in the past'
    CHICAGO -- Since returning from a left thumb injury that kept him out for three games, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy entered Tuesday with six hits in 16 at-bats, including three multihit games out of four. Through Monday, Hardy was batting .396 in August...
  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy scratched Sunday with sprained left thumb

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy scratched Sunday with sprained left thumb
    Shortstop J.J. Hardy was scratched just before Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Camden Yards with a sprained left thumb, an injury he suffered Saturday while sliding into home plate. It is uncertain when Hardy will return to the...
  • Morning after thoughts on Nick Markakis' catch, Orioles defense and this weekend's rotation

    Morning after thoughts on Nick Markakis' catch, Orioles defense and this weekend's rotation
    CHICAGO – A lot of the advanced defensive metrics don’t reward Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis for the defender he is. His steadiness in the outfield sometimes make you take him for granted, especially given┬áthe way he expertly maneuvers...
  • As Manny Machado goes on DL, Orioles optimistic he can return when eligible

    As Manny Machado goes on DL, Orioles optimistic he can return when eligible
    Manny Machado admits that he feared the worst when he fell to the ground at home plate Monday night, holding his right knee and writhing in pain in the batter’s box. The moment brought back memories for Machado of last September, when his other...