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  • Orioles snap three-game losing streak with five home runs in 9-1 win over Rays

    Orioles snap three-game losing streak with five home runs in 9-1 win over Rays
    The Orioles figured out a simple way Monday night to bust out of an offensive skid that cost them three games at Wrigley Field over the weekend. Get home -- and start homering. And keep homering, in consecutive at-bats, if possible, until you’ve...
  • 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,...
  • Orioles' winning culture [Commentary]

    Orioles' winning culture [Commentary]
    From each thunderous 'O' during the national anthem to another Adam Jones postgame pie in the face, it has been a magical season at the ballpark. And though it's too early to plan a victory parade down Charles Street, I wouldn't bet against the O's when...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • After Nick Markakis' catch in 7th, Orioles break out for 8-2 win over White Sox

    After Nick Markakis' catch in 7th, Orioles break out for 8-2 win over White Sox
    CHICAGO -- Watching Nick Markakis patrol right field for the past nine seasons, Orioles fans have grown accustomed to watching him make tough defensive plays look routine. But there was no questioning the difficulty factor of the potentially game-saving...
  • 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...
  • With chance to sweep St. Louis Cardinals, Orioles struggle in 8-3 loss Sunday

    With chance to sweep St. Louis Cardinals, Orioles struggle in 8-3 loss Sunday
    Buck Showalter has been frustrated by the ambiguity of baseball’s new replay review system, so when a call was overturned against the Orioles in the seventh inning of the club’s 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon, the...
  • Orioles rebound from back-to-back losses for 4-1 win over Indians in series finale

    Orioles rebound from back-to-back losses for 4-1 win over Indians in series finale
    CLEVELAND -- Ever since the Orioles reached the postseason two years ago, they’ve made a point of not panicking when momentum appears to be slipping away. They just try and wait it out. So after running into a buzzsaw of quality pitching for the...
  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy out again Monday, but he hopes to play Tuesday

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy out again Monday, but he hopes to play Tuesday
    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy missed his second straight start Monday because of a sprained left thumb that he originally injured while sliding into home plate Saturday afternoon. Hardy said he woke up Monday morning and the thumb felt about the same...
  • Some thoughts on Orioles third baseman Manny Machado's knee injury

    Some thoughts on Orioles third baseman Manny Machado's knee injury
    There seemed to be a sense of relief among Orioles fans that third baseman Manny Machado’s right knee injury isn’t as bad as it looked. X-rays were negative, and Machado said he was a “little sore” after the game. Well, the...
  • Third baseman Manny Machado speaks about his sprained knee Monday night

    Third baseman Manny Machado speaks about his sprained knee Monday night
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was able to walk without help after Monday night’s game against the New York Yankees, but he said he has no feel for what Tuesday’s MRI on his injured right knee might show. “We don't know,” he...