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  • Thoughts and observations after the Orioles' 2-1 loss in Houston

    Thoughts and observations after the Orioles' 2-1 loss in Houston
    HOUSTON — You don’t usually expect your cleanup hitter to drop a bunt in the ninth inning of a one-run game, but that’s just what Adam Jones did with the Orioles down to their second-to-last out in an eventual 2-1 loss to the Houston...
  • 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 manage only two hits in 1-0 loss to Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night

    Orioles manage only two hits in 1-0 loss to Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night
    The Orioles have been searching the past few weeks for the Chris Tillman who showed up Tuesday night at Camden Yards -- the guy who can survive a rough situation, pitch through it and keep his team in the game. The problem, though, is that the Orioles'...
  • Manny Machado is still maturing, but maybe he could use a little help

    Manny Machado is still maturing, but maybe he could use a little help
    Nobody around here is going to throw Manny Machado under the team bus for letting his emotions get the best of him over the weekend against the Oakland Athletics. Before judging him too harshly for Sunday's bat-flinging fiasco, it's important to...
  • Orioles attempt to steal win in the 10th but lose to the Athletics, 4-3, in 11 innings

    Orioles attempt to steal win in the 10th but lose to the Athletics, 4-3, in 11 innings
    In a bizarre game that featured two of baseball's best third basemen jawing at each other, the league's top slugger attempting to steal home and a near-instant walkoff review, the Oakland Athletics outlasted the Orioles, 4-3, in 11 innings Friday night,...
  • Chris Tillman's struggles, J.J. Hardy's errors cost Orioles in 8-6 loss to Rangers

    Chris Tillman's struggles, J.J. Hardy's errors cost Orioles in 8-6 loss to Rangers
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Inside the visiting clubhouse of Globe Life Park in Arlington, a weary Orioles team wanted to leave their 8-6 loss to the Texas Rangers behind them as quickly as possible. With their bags packed, the Orioles headed home after going 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...