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  • Ubaldo Jimenez is effective, but Orioles bats don't help in 4-0 loss to Blue Jays

    Ubaldo Jimenez is effective, but Orioles bats don't help in 4-0 loss to Blue Jays
    It wasn't pretty, but even as Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez seemed to walk a tightrope at times with his control problems Friday night against a dangerous Toronto Blue Jays lineup, he ultimately delivered a quality start. For the Orioles' high-...
  • Manny Machado out of the starting lineup but still could play

    Manny Machado out of the starting lineup but still could play
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is not in the starting lineup for the second straight game nursing groin stiffness, but manager Buck Showalter said Machado could be available off the bench this afternoon. “[He’s] gonna move around a...
  • Miguel Gonzalez overcomes rocky first inning to earn win against Indians

    Miguel Gonzalez overcomes rocky first inning to earn win against Indians
    Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez stumbled through a two-run first inning Sunday, but he recovered to allow just two more hits through the next five frames in the Orioles’ 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards. “The first...
  • Nick Markakis continues to climb Orioles' all-time hit list with same lunch-pail demeanor

    Nick Markakis continues to climb Orioles' all-time hit list with same lunch-pail demeanor
    When Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis slapped a single to left field in his first at-bat Friday night against the Cleveland Indians, he continued his climb up the franchise’s all-time hit list. Markakis was by no means finished. He hit...
  • Nick Hundley makes first start with Orioles, Chris Davis' wife has baby and more

    Nick Hundley makes first start with Orioles, Chris Davis' wife has baby and more
    MILWAUKEE -- The Orioles are playing at Miller Park for just the second time in club history -- they lost two of three games here in 2008. The Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers have faced off in just two series since the Brewers began playing in the...
  • 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...
  • Despite hitting two HRs, Jonathan Schoop wanted more vs. Brewers

    Despite hitting two HRs, Jonathan Schoop wanted more vs. Brewers
    MILWAUKEE — After Jonathan Schoop hit a fly ball to left field to end the top of the 10th inning of the Orioles’ 7-6 victory Monday, he came back into the dugout and was angry. Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, part amused and part flabbergasted...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Orioles won't engage in any contract extension talks during season, Dan Duquette says

    Orioles won't engage in any contract extension talks during season, Dan Duquette says
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday he wouldn't be engaging in contract extension talks with any players during the season -- meaning the future of pending free agents J.J. Hardy, Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis will be on hold until...