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  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead their positions in All-Star balloting

    NEW YORK -- Nelson Cruz has taken a sizable lead in the American League All-Star voting for designated hitters, now outpacing the Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, 2,457,349 to 1,652,470. According to Major League Baseball, which announced the most recent...
  • Orioles stop Masahiro Tanaka for 8-0 win over Yankees in series finale Sunday

    Orioles stop Masahiro Tanaka for 8-0 win over Yankees in series finale Sunday
    NEW YORK -- It may have started in gut-punching fashion, but the Orioles left the Bronx on Sunday night feeling like they had just accomplished something significant. Not only did they dominate in Sunday’s rubber match with an 8-0 blowout of the...
  • Orioles look like competitors this year, but future remains uncertain

    Orioles look like competitors this year, but future remains uncertain
    The weather is heating up and so are the Orioles hitters, which should make for a very entertaining summer in the wide-open American League East. Enjoy it while you can. The Orioles are looking more and more like the resourceful 2012 team that ended...
  • Thoughts and observations from Orioles' loss to Astros on Thursday

    Thoughts and observations from Orioles' loss to Astros on Thursday
    HOUSTON -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter wasn't searching for excuses after the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Thursday night. He made it clear that the replay challenge he lost on a close play at the plate wasn't the reason his team lost....
  • 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 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' rally in bottom of ninth falls short in 4-2 loss to White Sox on Tuesday

    Orioles' rally in bottom of ninth falls short in 4-2 loss to White Sox on Tuesday
    Chris Davis’ ninth-inning heroics Monday night masked the reality of just how bad the Orioles had been with runners in scoring position in that game. Their offense Tuesday wasn’t afforded a similar bailout -- although it came close -- in a...
  • 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...
  • Orioles hit two homers in 4-1 win over Tampa Bay to split doubleheader

    Orioles hit two homers in 4-1 win over Tampa Bay to split doubleheader
    As the Orioles approach the midway point of the regular season, it’s become clear that they’re a team that relies heavily on the home run while struggling to manufacture runs consistently. It can lead to some frustrating stretches of...
  • After 'awful' start, catcher Nick Hundley delivers in win with first homer as Oriole

    After 'awful' start, catcher Nick Hundley delivers in win with first homer as Oriole
    Nick Hundley couldn’t have picked a better time to hit his first home run as an Oriole. The catcher, acquired in a trade with the San Diego Padres on May 24, blasted a go-ahead solo shot to left field in the sixth inning that helped the Orioles to...