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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting

    Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting
    Nelson Cruz has hit eight home runs in his past 13 games, and All-Star voters have taken notice. The Orioles designated hitter has passed David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox as the top All-Star Game vote-getter at his position in the American League,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hardy finally homers -- and gets the cold shoulder

    Hardy finally homers -- and gets the cold shoulder
    NEW YORK — Orioles manager Buck Showalter likes to talk about how the Orioles are a loose group that never takes itself too seriously. Case in point: the eighth inning Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy finally...
  • J.J. Hardy homers but Bud Norris injured in Orioles' 6-1 win over Yankees

    J.J. Hardy homers but Bud Norris injured in Orioles' 6-1 win over Yankees
    NEW YORK – In a season that has been beset with injuries and continual roster shuffling, the Orioles picked up one of their more complete – and needed – wins Saturday afternoon with a 6-1 victory at Yankee Stadium, hours after...
  • Nelson Cruz starts Tuesday, Orioles could use six-man rotation and more

    Nelson Cruz starts Tuesday, Orioles could use six-man rotation and more
    ARLINGTON, Texas – Nelson Cruz is in the Orioles' starting lineup Tuesday against the Texas Rangers batting third and playing left field. After getting hit by a pitch in his left hand Sunday, Cruz received treatment. He was able to hold a bat...