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  • Orioles fans are buying in to playoff hopes

    Orioles fans are buying in to playoff hopes
    It's early fall in Baltimore, that time of year when purple banners, car flags and sweatshirts normally dominate the landscape, as surely as the colors are soon to hit the trees. But Charm City isn't just NFL country now. In grade schools and taverns, at...
  • Is lack of postseason experience good or bad for Orioles?

    Is lack of postseason experience good or bad for Orioles?
    When the playoff microscope gets rolled out next week and experts begin to dissect the Orioles — assuming they hold on to at least an American League wild-card spot — one of the primary criticisms is going to be the club's overall lack of...
  • Orioles match team record with 7 homers in 12-2 win over Blue Jays

    Orioles match team record with 7 homers in 12-2 win over Blue Jays
    With the way the Orioles have mixed and matched this season, bringing in rookies and former All-Stars, once-weres and never-have-beens to form an eclectic group that keeps winning when it's supposed to fall back to reality, perhaps Wednesday's 12-2...
  • Orioles and Yankees postgame quotes after Game 4 of the ALDS

    Orioles and Yankees postgame quotes after Game 4 of the ALDS
    Here are some quotes after the Orioles’ 2-1 win in 13 innings over the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Division Series: Joe Saunders on the extra-inning win: “This team has been doing that the whole year. Ever since I’...
  • Notes: Orioles trip to New York an adventure

    Notes: Orioles trip to New York an adventure
    Like the Yankees, the Orioles postgame train ride to New York following Monday’s win was aborted 30 minutes into the trip. The Orioles took buses to New York and arrived after sunrise Tuesday morning. The Yankees’ train back to New York...
  • Orioles notes: After sitting Sunday, Thome gets the call to start vs. Pettitte

    Orioles notes: After sitting Sunday, Thome gets the call to start vs. Pettitte
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said it was a difficult decision to not start veteran designated hitter Jim Thome, the club's most experience postseason player, in Sunday's American League Division Series opener at Camden Yards againtst New York Yankees...
  • Lineups for Game 3 of ALDS: A-Rod batting third for Yankees

    Lineups for Game 3 of ALDS: A-Rod batting third for Yankees
    There was some speculation that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi might drop Alex Rodriguez in Wednesday’s lineup because the aging star is 1-for-9 with five strikeouts in the series so far. But the lineups are out and Rodriguez is batting third...
  • Where have the Orioles' bats been at this series?

    Where have the Orioles' bats been at this series?
    The Orioles apparently left their bats back in the visitors’ clubhouse at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. They enter tonight’s game against the New York Yankees with just six runs in their past three games, which is obviously a pretty...
  • Orioles rally for 3 runs in the 12th inning and beat Red Sox, 9-6

    Orioles rally for 3 runs in the 12th inning and beat Red Sox, 9-6
    BOSTON – When the Orioles acquired Jim Thome in early July, they did so hoping the 42-year-old had enough hits left in his bat to help get them get to the postseason for the first time in 15 years. Thome himself said being thrust into a pennant...
  • L.J. Hoes and Dylan Bundy named Orioles top minor league players for 2012

    L.J. Hoes and Dylan Bundy named Orioles top minor league players for 2012
    The Orioles didn’t have to make any extra travel plans for their top minor-league award winners for the first time in 20-plus years. On Tuesday, as part of minor league appreciation night, the organization honored current Oriole right-hander...
  • Orioles shut out for the first time in 49 games in 4-0 loss to Blue Jays

    Orioles shut out for the first time in 49 games in 4-0 loss to Blue Jays
    As the regular season winds down, the Orioles insist they aren't sneaking glances to right field for a peek at the out-of-town scoreboard at Camden Yards to see how the division-leading New York Yankees are doing. Instead, they say their focus must be on...
  • Orioles and Yankees lineups for Game 5: A-Rod sitting out

    Orioles and Yankees lineups for Game 5: A-Rod sitting out
    The Orioles and Yankees lineups for Game 5 of the ALDS are out and – surprise – it’s the Yankees' lineup that is making news. Alex Rodriguez, who is slumping terribly, is not in the starting lineup. Eric Chavez, who pinch-hit for...