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  • Coffee Companion (5/13): Norris' night spoiled by blast, beanball

    Coffee Companion (5/13): Norris' night spoiled by blast, beanball
    Some might think it was overkill to have three Sun reporters at a Monday night Orioles game. Nonsense. We knew something big would happen, and when the benches emptied yesterday, we were ready. Want proof? This is the Coffee Companion, your No. 1 source...
  • Tommy Hunter allows four runs in ninth as Orioles lose, 4-1, to Tigers

    Tommy Hunter allows four runs in ninth as Orioles lose, 4-1, to Tigers
    New Orioles closer Tommy Hunter had been walking the tightrope between disaster and success pretty much since the season started, narrowly escaping trouble nearly every time he touched the ball in a save situation. On Tuesday, in a 4-1 loss to the...
  • Zach Britton gets his first major league save in Orioles' 2-1 win over Royals

    Zach Britton gets his first major league save in Orioles' 2-1 win over Royals
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The drama of Thursday's night game had little to do with the Kansas City Royals' impressive hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura or another short but solid performance from the Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen. No, this one was mostly...
  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead in American League All-Star voting

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Matt Wieters remain the leading American League vote-getters at their respective positions in All-Star Game fan balloting released Monday night. Cruz (1,792,432) continued to lead the ...
  • Orioles begin road trip with 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night

    Orioles begin road trip with 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter preached that the key to his team remaining competitive in the American League East was going to be getting consistent starting pitching. And while the Orioles rotation isn't...
  • After big night, new and old problems resurface for Orioles in 6-1 loss to Minnesota

    After big night, new and old problems resurface for Orioles in 6-1 loss to Minnesota
    In baseball, the effects of an erratic schedule can last for several days. Even though they beat the Twins on Friday night after consecutive rainouts, a doubleheader and an ensuing early-morning arrival in Minnesota, Orioles manager Buck Showalter...
  • Inside the numbers of J.J. Hardy's curious power drought

    Inside the numbers of J.J. Hardy's curious power drought
    J.J. Hardy has, in some senses, had the luckiest season he’s had at the plate since he joined the Orioles, and his batted ball percentages are almost identical to his career averages. So, how are the Orioles nearing the All-Star break without...
  • Maybe everyone was just too optimistic about the Orioles

    Maybe everyone was just too optimistic about the Orioles
    Maybe everybody just expected too much after the Orioles went on that free-agent spending spree in spring training and opened the season with such promise. The Las Vegas sports books picked the Orioles as barely a .500 team before the season, and a...
  • Coffee Companion (6/18): Ravens open minicamp; Davis, Pearce homer in Orioles win

    Coffee Companion (6/18): Ravens open minicamp; Davis, Pearce homer in Orioles win
    As it often does, it became summer very quickly here in Baltimore and that is bad news for all of us. I said during the seemingly countless cold, rainy nights at baseball stadiums that we'd kill for that weather in a month, and now I probably would....
  • Ubaldo Jimenez has pitched well with an extra work day this season

    Ubaldo Jimenez has pitched well with an extra work day this season
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With six starters in the rotation, as well as Thursday’s scheduled day off, right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was able to have an extra work day before his next start Friday against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Jimenez has...
  • Despite two-game skid and off day, Orioles in first place in AL East

    Despite two-game skid and off day, Orioles in first place in AL East
    TAMPA, Fla. – Even though they've lost two straight and are coming off a day off Monday, the Orioles woke up in first place in the American League East following the New York Yankees' 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim. The Yankees'...
  • Orioles notes and observations (Gonzalez's start, Lough's bunt, Wada, Hendriks)

    Orioles notes and observations (Gonzalez's start, Lough's bunt, Wada, Hendriks)
    Miguel Gonzalez gets the start tonight in Pittsburgh – his first since May 10, when he had a quality start in a no-decision against Houston. His last outing was in relief of Kevin Gausman on Wednesday. Earlier this week in Kansas City, I asked...