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  • Orioles fall, 7-5 to Tigers on Wednesday afternoon for fourth consecutive loss

    Orioles fall, 7-5 to Tigers on Wednesday afternoon for fourth consecutive loss
    The Orioles offense received the wake-up call it needed in the fourth inning of Wednesday afternoon’s series finale when Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander threw a 94-mph fastball behind designated hitter Nelson Cruz. The pitch...
  • Orioles' 5-run ninth not enough after another lackluster pitching effort

    Orioles' 5-run ninth not enough after another lackluster pitching effort
    A five-run offensive explosion in the ninth inning Saturday that made a nail-biter out of a blowout didn’t mask the most pertinent question surrounding the 2014 Orioles: Will the starting pitching do enough to keep them in contention throughout the...
  • The Jim Johnson decision and the economic reality of closers

    The Jim Johnson decision and the economic reality of closers
    Jim Johnson is not in an Orioles uniform anymore because, as executive vice president Dan Duquette explains it, the club needed to better allocate its financial resources throughout the 25-man roster. In other words, paying roughly one-tenth of the...
  • Jim Johnson's tough night revisited

    Jim Johnson's tough night revisited
         Nobody is going to be harder on Jim Johnson after Sunday night’s ninth-inning blowup than Jim Johnson, but Orioles fans need to keep it in its proper perspective. Let’s not forget in the heat of a rare disappointing moment that Johnson...
  • Angels spoil potentially great post-game scene at Camden Yards

    Angels spoil potentially great post-game scene at Camden Yards
    It could have been one of the coolest scenes in Baltimore baseball history. Players and fans cheering together at Camden Yards as the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Texas Rangers and gave the Orioles their first playoff berth since 1997. It was still...
  • Down the Stretch (Oct. 1)

    Down the Stretch (Oct. 1)
    [Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.] About last night Orioles clinch first playoff berth since 1997 Schmuck:...
  • Orioles, Rangers wild-card rosters released

    Orioles, Rangers wild-card rosters released
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Orioles and Rangers announced their rosters for tonight’s one-game American League wild-card playoff at Rangers Ballpark. Not a lot of surprises. Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have 10 relievers to pick from tonight...
  • Rangers score six runs in sixth inning to put away the Orioles, 8-5

    Rangers score six runs in sixth inning to put away the Orioles, 8-5
    Scott Feldman entered his first home start in an Orioles uniform on Monday more than familiar with his opponent. Before signing with the Chicago Cubs this offseason, Feldman spent the first eight years of his career with the Texas Rangers, so the...
  • Orioles help American League to All-Star victory

    Orioles help American League to All-Star victory
    NEW YORK — It was a simple moment, one not captured by cameras, one without any real significance, one not nearly as stirring as the final All-Star appearance of the game's greatest closer. Unless, of course, you follow the Orioles and you know...
  • Orioles' Jim Johnson saves 100th game

    Orioles' Jim Johnson saves 100th game
    While Chris Davis crushed his way through an Orioles record earlier Friday night with his 31st home run of the season, closer Jim Johnson achieved his own milestone about 90 minutes later in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees. When Johnson...
  • It looks like O's are ready to make some moves

    It looks like O's are ready to make some moves
    So apparently Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette is a pretty popular guy these days. Over the weekend, several rumors gained steam that the Orioles were willing trade partners in at least two possible deals. From the...
  • Gonzalez and Orioles lose, but Jones senses the right mood in clubhouse

    Gonzalez and Orioles lose, but Jones senses the right mood in clubhouse
    ARLINGTON, Texas — After the Orioles' 5-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday night, center fielder Adam Jones said he walked into the visiting clubhouse and sensed the right vibe, one that's been prevalent throughout this surprising season....